As I have said before, I come from a bodybuilder background where carbs were my enemy. I'm about a month and a half into my new lifestyle on raw till 4 and I am loving life.
The only concern I have is that because I deprived myself of rice for so long, its like crack to me now. Where I live it gets pretty cold and in the evening after a salad I will make a huge pot of rice and eat the whole thing by myself! It is hands down my favorite thing especially with a sprinkle of coconut sugar on top. Its like telling someone that cake is the new heath food- I would hate to become a binge eater!
I definitely don't count calories, but has anyone experienced weight gain or problems with eating a lot of rice at night? I guess I'm just paranoid:)
What are your guys thoughts on brown rice pasta?? I've been doing the raw till 4 but I feel like I'm going to gain a ton of weight eating all this brown rice pasta! It keeps me full for a long time though and I just crave it all the time.
It depends on the person to be honest. A lot of rice pastas have "rice bran" as an ingredient which does something awful to my digestive system. Talk about a week long bloat -_-
I still love it and crave it but I limit my pasta to a few times a month.
I've been thinking about getting a Philips Pasta Maker for doing homemade noodles, since it can do a variety of noodle designs. I don't eat a ton of pasta though (I use my spiralizer with zucchini most of the time, if I'm in a noodley mood), and like all of the other high-quality kitchen tools like the Vitamix & Champion, it's in the fairly expensive $300 range, but it seems to do well with various gluten-free & vegan options. It would definitely be a timesaver since some GF Vegan recipes can take up to 24 hours for the full process, plus there are good recipe options out there like this one:
Buckwheat & rice flours would be interesting to experiment with in an automatic pasta machine - subbing in flax & chia seeds for the eggs. There aren't a lot of "health-friendly" noodle options in my area, so I end up ordering stuff online, which can get really expensive with shipping since the good stuff isn't always sold on the big sites like Amazon.
i thought bodybuilders ate dry cooked rice like their life depended on it.. i saw a tv show years back and there was a guy that was messing up his health by basically only eating rice because he was a body builder.
thats because he was male. females avoid carbs like the plague. I was lenient, allowing myself 100-130 grams a day. I had a friend who would't allow herself more than 60g. It messes with your mind, trust me.
You just described me perfectly haha. Sushi rice mixed with jasmine is my favorite because of the amazing flavor with stickiness. I haven't even tried mixing it with anything because I am still on cloud nine that I even get to eat this much.
I love rice, it's a very healthy and slimming food. I'm always very lean the morning after eating a rice dinner. The only thing I would be careful about is the amount of coconut sugar you put with your rice. A little bit should be fine but make sure the majority of you calories are coming from the rice and not the refined sugar.
I put coconut sugar on lots of things so having on rice is the least of my worries hahahahaha
I tend to eat 2 cups cooked each day partly because its cheap and a 5 pound bag lasts me awhile until my next pay check. Haven't had any problems with white rice. Brown rice though is a bit harder on my digestion, but since I just ran out of white, need to buy some more. My weakness is soy sauce though. Using 2 tsp of low sodium or 1 tsp and 1 tsp of coconut aminos to help reduce my sodium intake. Can't stand plain rice unless its with veggies or soy sauce. My sister keeps telling me how my mom is worried about the amount of bananas I eat (9-11 a day) and 2 cups of rice every day. I should be the one worried about my family though, bought a dozen doughnuts and a few extra and the 3 of them ate them all within 2 days :( compare that to eating bananas and rice constantly and adding veggies into smoothies or stir fries. Mine is a lot healthier than their doughnuts any day.