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Perfect pinoy diet: no rice?

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In a rice eating country like the Philippines, you’d often hear people on a diet saying they are cutting off or not eating RICE. Why? So technically, when you talk about losing weight the most scientific approach is lesser calories=more energy out to lose weight right? But I have seen co-students in Elorde doing a low or no carb diet who have lost 10-15 lbs in a week. Is it really safe? Technically, when you take out rice or the usual carb food that we all know like bread, biscuits, etc. it does not mean that we are not getting carbs from other food. We have to realize that meat rich in protein do contain a certain amount of carbs. So for the sake of balancing out our sugar intake and our insulin levels, I guess limiting rice is to an extent a good way of dieting.

Let me share the diet of my co-student in Elorde who lost soooooo much weight in a span of 6 months. He used to be 220 lbs and now at 160 lbs. He does work out everyday though– but if he lost a total of 60 lbs and we lose half of it, I will not complain!

Sample menu:

Breakfast:

1 cup oatmeal/nesvita cereal drink

lunch:

steamed kamote

sauteed sitaw

grilled chicken/lechon manok (quarter cut)

merienda:

strawberries/apple

dinner:

steamed kalabasa

tilapia(grilled or fried)

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