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Another (old) diet?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I keep on reading health articles and, today, I came across a diet I had never heard about, before: "The Rice Diet".

Did you know that it was developed in 1939 by Duke University (that's before I was born!) and has been successfully used to treat obesity ever since?

Check it out:

The initial phase only lets you eat about 800 calories/day, but considering that all you eat is rice and lots of fruit and vegetables, it's doable. The next phase elevates you to 1000 calories a day. I believe, as long as you eat less than 1200 calories/day, any diet would help you lose weight. Eventually, you will add 15 - 20% of protein, which will keep you satisfied a little longer. Just wondering how long you can stick with it? I would think that this type of diet would get pretty boring after a while.

Any comments?

(This has been send to me unsolicited by Everyday Health Women's Health)
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    1527 days ago
    The article, last updated in Dec. 2009, was sent to me last week, indicating that the diet is still being used.
    I am, by no way, advocating following this diet.
    1527 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    The Rice Diet clinic shut down a long time ago. A high carb diet is bad on all the hormones involved in weight loss. A high protein diet is much better hormonally. Yep, that would kill my diabetes too!!
    1527 days ago
    Don't think I could do it, but my husband's family would love it, as they are rice farmers - lol!
    1527 days ago
    My age and health don't allow the idea of diets anymore. My aim is to eat a balanced, healthy diet within a specific calorie range. Diets that are restrictive in type of food and low low calories don't seem good for your body. Hugs, Laurel
    1529 days ago

    I have learned to hate the idea of diets. I so agree with you, if you cut your calories on practically anything you choose, you will lose weight. It's just basic math. Can someone do this for a life time? I would pity them if they did.

    I think that one of the main reasons why a program like Weight Watchers can boast such a high success rate is because they allow you to eat what you want and the program encourages you to practice moderation. THAT you can keep up for a lifetime!

    Love, Ginger
    1529 days ago
    You are both right. What do you do when you are sick of that diet. Revert to what you have been doing before?
    1529 days ago
    Doesn't sound healthy to me. Too calorie restrictive for one thing. I think if you are exercising at all you would put your body into fat storage mode.
    1529 days ago
    Beginning in my teen years I tried many different diets. One was called the grapefruit and egg diet. Another was fixated around cabbage soup. For me, the only thing that works is eating normal foods in moderation, tracking every bite I eat, and eating healthily (?) 90% of the time. I will not follow any type of "diet" because they don't work for me. "Everything in moderation" is my mantra.

    1529 days ago
    That diet would kill my blood sugar. I need protein to stabilize my blood sugars and to help me feel full longer. I also need good fats for the same reason.
    1530 days ago
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