The Rice Diet
The Rice Diet is one of the fad diets. It promises a very fast way to lose weight. In fact they guarantee you to lose between 2-3 pounds the first day alone on the rice diet. The rice diet is very simple to do. You can stuff yourself of rice providing you don’t put any salt in it. As you cannot put proteins and fats, the rice diet is completely unbalanced. You eat rice at breakfast, at noon, at lunch time, in the afternoon and in the evening. As much as you wish or… can. The good news is that you can have fruit and vegetables, whole grain, beans, starch, light dairy product. But choose these products carefully as the have salt. Yo can find up to 2 grams per liter of milk.
From 800 to 1200 calories
At the beginning, you cannot get more than 800 calories a day. Gradually, you will reach 1200.
After a few weeks with this diet, you will lose a few pounds more… of water! As soon as you come back to you normal diet, you’ll recover it in matter of days.
There is a book about it: The Rice Diet Solution by Kitty Gurkin Rosati and Robert Rosati. The most important thing you can find in it is the statement that most of us eat seven or eight times more salt that we need. If this is your case and you cut the salt, you’ll feel better specially if you suffer from blood pressure. Anyway, if your health is alright, it will not do you any harm to eat just unsalted boiled rice for a couple of days… if you can stand so long!
If you find the diet very boring, you can change the type of rice: brown, integral, etc. There are more than forty thousand different varieties of it!