The rice diet is a diet which concentrates on eating rice. It usually has no general prohibitions. As a result, the rice diet is not monotonous and enables you to plan a diverse diet. The recipes of the rice diet are low in calories and fat.
Extreme forms of the rice diet which say for e.g. "Only rice and apple purée are allowed at first; fish and vegetables can only be introduced into the diet after a couple of weeks" are unhealthy as they are too one-sided and therefore not recommended.
Whole meal or wild rice is to be used on the rice diet as these types of rice have the most dietary fibres, vitamins and minerals.
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Evaluation of the Rice Diet
- At the early stages of the diet, success becomes visible. This is because the calcium rich and low-salt food leads to a high loss of water.
- The extreme forms of the rice diet do not have enough protein and other nutrients. The diet is not recommended for this reason.
- Potentially monotonous nutrition.
- No change of bad eating habits
- Easy to implement and suitable for everyday use.
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