Of course it's not "paleo", but I have a question. For me, if I eat rice, I simply want more rice. This goes for brown, and even more so for white.
If I eat rice, I want more. If I eat more, I still want more. If I eat even more, now I not only want more rice, but I also want more of EVERYHTING!! It's so unsatiating, it's absolutely ridiculous.
Does this happen with anybody else? Do you eat rice and feel full and satisfied? Or are you like me, and you simply want more and more until you feel sick?
Sure, these types of carbohydrates are addicting. Eat rice and some wheat product or some sugar product and you will crave more and more...more frequently.
I removed all of these products from my pantry a long time ago. Everytime I would eat some of this neolithic food, I would always feel really really not "right" for a couple of days.
I don't miss them at all. I am on the edge of ketosis all the time which means I fuel myself with mostly fat, a little protein and very little green salad with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Overall very satisfying all the time.
All I can give you is my own personal experience, since you've given yours.
With sushi, that is, makizushi まきずし (typical rolled sushi), I can only eat a few rolls while everyone else is scarfing it all down. With a rice and curry (one of the only other ways I typically eat rice occasionally), I think I eat a pretty standard serving. (?)
That said, I'm a huge carboholic, so I don't know why I can't scarf down rice like I can other carbohydrates.
Also, that said, if I'm being a good paleo boy I don't miss the rice. I'll make a curry and eat it in a bowl (I almost typed bowel, yuck!) and not even miss the rice. It's an enjoyable addition, but totally superfluous once you get used to not eating it.
I have to admit that carbs fill me up much better than fat. I can eat 500ml of whipped cream and still not feel satisfied but whenever I eat rice I consume less calories/day because to me it is more satiable. It goes completely against what the low carb crowd says but for me it is true :)
The only rice I eat anymore is in a Spanish dish called Arroz con Pollo - that's chicken and rice. You cook the rice in chicken broth really with saffron, but because that's so expensive we've been using tumeric. Once it's cooked, you use it as a bed for the chicken - bone in of course - which is browned a little first (I brown in a mixture of butter and olive oil on a bed of onions). Then dump the grease and some more chicken broth over the rice before putting the chicken on it, and plop in the oven. Yes, it's white rice, but with all that fat....
What is the biochemical reason for rice not incuding satiety? Is it because rice raises blood sugar and insulin release? And when the BG falls to its fasting level 2 hours later, you feel hungry again? Is this the mechanism ... through insulin release and BG spike and then a fall?
I thoroughly enjoy the eating sensation of rice, perhaps it is the texture. I also recall from my days of following the SAD, that eating large quantities of sugary and starchy foodstuffs also gave me the same sensation and apparent feeling of 'well-being'. Now that I know better, like you, I wonder why this should be, and why our bodies do not reject such foodstuffs and the damage (not in the case of rice apart from obesity) that this causes. I do not think that 'feast or famine' provides the answer, and I think you have raised a most interesting question here.
Yes, quite satiating for me. My body deals with starches very well (and I have always been very thin and lean). I get 'carb cravings' if I try to go VLC but it doesn't take much at all to satisfy them! I eat rice often, but not that much of it, and generally keep my carbs under 150 without having to work at it.
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