it works? Like? Here are the menus and stages

Through the rice diet it is possible to lose weight quickly: in fact, you can lose up to 4 kg in a week. But it works? It’s dangerous?

The Rice Diet seems like a great ally for those who want to lose weight without too much suffering. During the first week it is possible to get to lose up to 4 kg and you have to follow a pattern divided into two stages: a detox and a more balanced one.

To tell the truth, there are several versions of this diet, but they all look a bit alike when it comes to it Foods and reduced calorie count. The original version, however, seems to be that of the doctor and researcher Walter Kempner, who prescribed it to his patients suffering from hypertension or heart disease.

It is necessary to tell you that this is not a balanced diet and, before starting to follow it, you should consult your doctor.

Plate of boiled white rice
Plate of boiled white rice

Is rice fattening?

Let’s start by dispelling a myth: rice doesn’t make you fat. It is a highly cereal digestible, gluten-free and able to maintain the feeling of satiety for a long time. It also has the ability to help regulate the intestinal bacterial flora, ensuring its correct functioning.

It is a very food versatile in the kitchen; for this reason the rice diet is easy to follow and never boring: rich in variety in the creation of dietary but tasty and delicious dishes.

Does the rice diet work? Like?

As we anticipated, the version created by Walter Kempner is divided into two phases, for one duration of 4 weeks. Clearly you don’t have to eat only rice for 4 weeks: proteins and fruit are also introduced. Alcohol and sugary drinks, on the other hand, should be completely abolished and replaced with 2 liters of water per day.

As for i condiments it is always good not to exceed the quantities and prefer quality extra virgin olive oil.

First stage

Calories do not exceed 800-900 kcal and they can be consumed just rice and fruit and no seasoning for the entire first phase. The weight loss in this phase (also called the white rice diet) is significant, and should not go beyond 3 weeks: is too restrictive and can cause harm to health.

It is advisable to follow it for just one week, during which you can lose up to 4 kg. So, yes, initially it works: you will lose weight, but it all depends on the next phase (if you don’t want to regain all the kg too many).

Second phase: menu

The second phase, on the other hand, is more balanced and includes approx 1200 calorie: You can introduce vegetables, other carbohydrates and lean proteins a couple of times a week. It is also called the rice and chicken diet, precisely because of what the menu includes:

  • A Breakfast for example, you can eat two rice cakes with a veil of jam, combined with a glass of milk or a vegetable drink, if you prefer.
  • Per luncha characteristic example is to eat boiled rice, about 60 grams, accompanied by seasonal vegetables (raw or cooked to taste) and grilled chicken breast.
  • A cena, you can replace the rice with crackers, and accompany them with fresh ricotta, or steamed or grilled fish; or boiled eggs. All always combined with vegetables such as salad, spinach, turnips and so on.

They are allowed two snacks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. On these occasions you can vary between low-fat or natural Greek yogurt accompanied by seasonal fruit, or a cereal bar, just fruit, or even rice cakes with jam.

Rice diet for fast weight loss: other combinations

As we explained at the beginning of this in-depth article, there are tons of ways you can try to follow this diet. Recall that before starting this path is essential to consult an experthowever the other types are very simple and similar to each other but we want to remind you of the two most popular:

  • We mention the white rice diet only for information (the classic one that we have already gone to explain to you) to remind you that there is also a almost identical variant i.e. the brown rice diet. Here it is only the quality of the rice that varies, the brown one has a strong satiating power that will make it easier for you to follow it without too many sacrifices.
  • There is also the 9 day diet, which actually lasts a little less than the classic one. In fact, in the first 3 days a detox diet of boiled rice is followed, in the following 9 days instead you begin to integrate other light foods such as white meat and fresh cheeses such as ricotta.

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