I've been replacing my usual carb sources with sweet potatoes and chestnuts lately, and thought maybe it'd be good to add some white rice in as well, especially since I'm running. I know it's sort of a safe starch.
Anyone can share their experiences with eating moderate amounts of white rice (150g-200g/day) while Paleo?
/edit: I'm thinking about having 1/4 cup white rice DRY (~37g) for dinner, but it won't completely replace my other starches like sweet potatoes and chestnuts.
I eat 1/2 cup of white rice a day. I have IBS and I find it helps with the consistency of things in that department. Now that I'm back at the gym I might increase it to maybe a cup. I find too much can be constipating but you can play around with the amount to see what works for you.
I don't find it's affected my weight - I'm still very slim.
I use white rice as "clean" carbs PWO. I've been successfully cutting the last bits of stubborn fat using moderate carbs and intermittent fasting. When I was VLC, I couldn't get the last couple percent of body fat to go away, and my workout gains slowed to a halt. Now I cycle between low and moderate carbs, synchronized with my workout schedule.
Long answer, but in looking for good carbs, rice and tubers rose to the top of the list.
yes i eat it now and again.. even tho i'm on a weight loss dealio, i don't feel 'that' bad about eating white rice. it's more about what you eat with it i think, as long as it's not a carrier for unhealthy fats and or sugar then don't feel too bad about it.. marks daily apple did a bit on it.. called 'the asian paradox', that could be helpful for you. :)
If you do not mind me asking - why rice? Are you getting tired of sweet potatoes and chestnuts? Have you tried pumpkin and squash as a replacement? Are you looking for cheap but safe alternatives?
If you love rice and cannot live without it - sure, why not. But both Okinawans and Kitavans use sweet potatoes and they are happy.
Yes, I know - the whole Asia is built on rice, even Okinawans, but you cannot get beriberi from eating too many sweet potatoes.
My body, which is SUPERSENSITIVE to foods, refuses rice. But it is okay with sweet potatoes, pumpkins and even parsnips. Not sure why - just sharing my body's reaction.
Roughly half my calories come from white rice. I do not eat to excess and am lean.
I cook the rice in stock made solely from pig's feet, add a little oil and salt. Just about my favourite food.
Nothing bad to report. I lost weight (midsection) eating more rice and decreasing overall calories. I am not particularly active apart from body-weight resistance exercises 5 times/week.
The other half of my diet is nutrient dense.