Saturday, 26 March 2016

50 g of rice

Southeast Asians and Malaysians eat rice daily. Some hardly eat bread. The Indians eat rice and flat breads. The Chinese eat noodles and rice.

Rice falls into the carbohydrates category and has a high glycaemic index. This means eating rice can quickly convert rice to give blood glucose. Rice is therefore fattening if eaten in large amounts, and not much exercise is done daily. It is better to take small amounts of rice at any meal time.

Each person needs only about 50 g of rice at meal times. There is no need to weigh accurately. You can eyeball what 50 g is by taking a handful of cooked rice - this is approximately 50 g.

Eating more then 50 g of rice will lead to weight gain. In the long run (eg 10-15 years), weight gain can only worsen, and lead to being overweight and then obesity. Obesity can lead on to gross obesity (super fat).

If one is already obese or overweight, reverting to eating 50 g of rice at meal times is a good start for weight loss.

Drinking apple cider vinegar drink at meal times, will further reduce abdominal fat (belly fat). Fat will not disappear rapidly, but will disappear bit by bit and can be unnoticeable. Taking weight measurements daily and continuously will help you to monitor your weight loss.

Eating 50 g of rice at meal times will also help the liver to correct itself and further aid in burning excess fat in the body.

Thus, the easiest way to weight loss in obese and overweight persons is to reduce carbohydrate intake (eg 50 g rice at meal times in Asians) and taking apple cider vinegar drink as much as possible daily.

Approximately 50 g of rice on a normal dinner plate 

Approximately 50 g of rice held in the palm 

Approximately 50 g of rice with many different cooked vegetables filling the plate. Adding a piece of chicken or meat will suffice.