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this is my first post! i have been trying to lose weight. i do eat right and exercise. but there is always one confusion about RICE and ROTI's!! everyone has different things to say.
some say, if u want to lose weight, do not eat rotis, even though they are otherwise nutritious. Some say do not eat Rice (obviously). Some say. do not eat either rotis or rice. Avoid both completely.
But well, here is what i have felt by my personal experience. Rotis, I agree are a healthy thing. But when i eat wheat, my craving for my next meal increases as the meal-time approaches. If i dont eat wheat, my food cravings are reduced a lot. If i eat rice cooked in cooker, possibly similar thing happens.
But here is the twist. If I cook rice in lots of water and drain it, most of the starch goes out. I agree vitamins go too, but well, we can always get vitamins from other foods. we dont have to eat rice to get vitamins. So when i eat a little rice drained in that way, my food cravings remain low. And I dont feel like i ate a lot. So when i have a small cup of rice in that form along with veggies and dal, i am able to continue my diet. And i also lost a few pounds.
But then again, lately someone told me that no matter how i cook rice, i will put on weight if i eat even little of it and that instead of rice, i should eat a roti.
What do u guys feel? Isnt a cup of rice ok to eat, if cooked in lots and lots of water and then drained? wont that be better than roti, only for the purpose of losing weight? i can always make sure i get fibre and other vitamins from different foods instead of roti.
Just to mention, i love rotis. its jus that i want to eat nutritious food but at the same tome, want to curb my appetite, which will not happen if i continue to eat rotis. Now u will ask me why i want to eat rice then. Well, thats becoz, since there are no rotis, little rice (cooked in my way) with lots of dal and sabzi and dahi, breaks the monotony of dieting and makes u feel u ate regular food.thats all!
please tell me ur opinion.
Also, i have recently been diagnosed with High BP. i am on medication for it. (thats another reason i am trying to lose weight safely and steadily). tell me if rice is ok once in while in any case for high bp patients. I am otherwise trying to make sure i eat good and healthy food with very less oil and masalas and lots of fruits etc.. and drink lots of water too.
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