Does Eating Rice Result in Weight Gain?

Hello FitFam,
Hope you are having a positive Sunday.

Often we see the world stereotyping rice as a villain. A grain that will make you fat. More rice, more fat are some of the common notions that rice is associated with. Although, are these claims true and does eating rice result in weight gain? It’s time to bust the myth and know the
truth. Read on to find out.

No, eating rice does not lead to weight gain. I have also stated this quite often in my live sessions. Rice is a healthy food choice. When consumed in the right quantity along with nutritional accompaniments it can pack for a healthy meal. In fact, rice is easy to digest and may even help you with weight loss.

That being said, rice isn’t the root cause of weight gain. Weight gain is a result of many lifestyle choices. . Examine your lifestyle and find the loopholes. Here are some of the aspects you need to monitor.

Are you sleeping enough and at the same time every night? Setting a sleeping schedule and adhering to it is of extreme importance. Ideally, 7-9 hours of sleep every night for an adult is good. Although, please note that this varies from person to person.

Are you drinking enough water? Drinking about 2.5 litres of water every day can be ideal for the human body. Water supports many functions and it is vital for weight management.

Are you eating too much sugar? Portion control is recommended. Be it natural or artificial sugar you need to ensure you ingest just the right proportion. The American Heart Association recommends men to get nothing more than 150 calories from added sugar every day and women to get no more than 100 calories.

These are the considerations you need to be mindful of when it comes to weight gain. Every little aspect of your lifestyle can play a crucial role. So live a conscious life, eat enough rice and take the right measures where necessary.


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