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The Rice Diet Plan, Cholesterol Reducing

Written by Diet Bites

 


The Promises of the Rice Diet Plan, a Fad Method for Losing Excess Body Fat

Supposedly, the Rice Diet Plan reduces cholesterol, blood pressure, heart size, abnormal blood sugar, and oh yes - weight!

It lays claim to decreasing the need for medications for certain health problems, sometimes eliminating the need for such medications.

Now let's take a pause here and just think about this logically - in simple terms. When an individual is exhibiting issues with blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart, digestive system, diabetes - and a plethora of other maladies, no matter how the individual loses the fat, these conditions almost-always tend to be impacted in a healthy manner.

So it's really a bit out there for a plan to take credit when true kudos go to the individual for dropping the weight.

The Rice Diet Plan was developed by the folks at Duke University - although other clinics are springing up offering weight loss 'the rice way'. The diet was originally intended as a treatment for diabetes (abnormal blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), and obesity.

About this Fat Loss Plan

The Rice Diet is a medically supervised diet program which touts quick results. We do like the fact that it's typically supervised by qualified professionals. Take note however, that anytime this is the event, the dieter is generally in a very poor state of health and in dire need of dropping pounds due to health concerns and conditions.

- Please note that some people are allergic to rice, which may cause complications with the diet plan. Common symptoms and side effects of a rice allergy include bloating in the abdominal area, skin rash, vomiting and diarrhea. Take note that rice is a whole grain and these symptoms are common in individuals who are allergic not only to rice, but to other grains as well.

- Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, fish and legumes are also an important part of this plan.

- The foods tend to be low in fat, and low in sodium content. Because of the lower salt in the foods, this can assist greatly for those individuals who are experiencing high blood pressure ills as well as those with heart ailments.

- Although the name 'Rice Diet' is used to define the diet, it is not based on a 'rice' as being the bull's eye of the plan.

- Some days of the plan are exceptionally low in caloric content.

Example Menus of The Rice Diet Plan

The first day starts out really rough and may be difficult to get through. Thank goodness for that good old medical supervision thing, eh?

 


Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Basic Rice Diet

2 fruits, 2 starches

The fruit selections might consist of a medium size apple and a pear while the starch selections might be beans and rice.

Day 2 Through 7: Lacto-Vegetarian Rice Diet

Breakfast: 1 starch, 1 no-fat dairy, 1 fruit

The meal plate might hold these foods: 1 slice of whole grain bread, 1 cup of skim milk and a medium size peach.

Lunch & Dinner: 3 vegetables, 3 starches, 1 fruit

These plates may hold the following foods: 1 cup of raw carrot, 1/2 cup of green beans, 1/2 cup of cooked spinach, 1 whole grain roll, 1 cup of cooked pasta, 1 cup of chopped papaya.

Nutrition Key To Serving Sizes

Starches: 1/3 cup of cooked beans (excludes yellow wax and green beans), 1 slice of whole grain bread, 1/2 cup of cooked pasta, 1/3 cup of cooked rice.

Fruits: medium size species; for larger fruits the recommendation shifts to 1 cup of chopped.

Vegetables: If the vegetables are cooked the serving size equals 1/2 cup; if raw - 1 cup.

Dairy: 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup of reduced fat yogurt, 1/2 cup of reduced fat cottage cheese.

Our Independent Analysis

We feel that any plan for fat loss requiring medical supervision is a 'stop, look, and listen' event. This by itself holds several advantages to the dieter:

- They are continually monitored for negative side effects as well as positive impact on health and any ongoing illness or condition.

- Because they are monitored it is more difficult to cheat while dieting.

- This plan is greatly lacking in one area which makes it a fad diet - The Protein Group. This group is essential for optimum health as well as supporting muscle health; and least we forget - the heart is the largest muscle in the body. In addition, toying with protein intake can be risky business as it plays a roll in the balance of our bodily fluids - which makes up the majority of the human body.

Do not attempt to go on this plan without the recommendation as well as the close supervision of your qualified physician.

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