12 Responses to “Rice: It’s what’s for dinner”

  1. Gina Black October 17, 2007 at 3:57 PM #

    sticky rice=high carbs/high glycemic index
    rice vinegar has sugar in it

    This craving could be associated to the increased exercise because a body needs carbs when it exercises.

    Or maybe it’s the nori. 😉

  2. Kate Davies October 17, 2007 at 4:26 PM #

    According to a trainer at my health club, it takes approximately four weeks for the body to adjust to a new exercise routine and start dropping pounds. By that time, most people get discouraged and give up. So keep at it — you’re almost there! :cheer:

  3. Ciar Cullen October 17, 2007 at 8:03 PM #

    It’s the muscle. Come on, you knew that. It weighs more than fat. You’ll see a difference in tone in a week, Kate is right. And then in the way your clothes fit about a week after that, if not sooner.

    Your body probably wants more protein, too, so don’t go for the simple sugars.

    Now, I went back on weight watchers and gained three pounds. And went back to working out. I think it’s this first month of *dum dum dum* the change. Stinkola. Told you I was hormonal the other day.

  4. Laura October 18, 2007 at 7:52 AM #

    Same thing happened to me. I was running 30-45 minutes on the treadmill a few times a week and not losing a pound. My endurance improved but no real change in muscle tone. People told me to mix in other exercises like pilates and strength training. I would’ve too, but then I went on vacation.

  5. Chris Redding October 18, 2007 at 9:13 AM #

    Angela,
    Hang in there. I am with you. I was working out religiously in the spring. Lost inches. Clothes fit better and I still got discouraged. I’m back on the wagon and eating more veggies than before and still no weight loss.
    But I feel better. I sleep better and I get more done. I just need to remember to drink more water.

    Hang in there.
    cmr

  6. Tempest Knight October 18, 2007 at 11:16 AM #

    Rice cravings? Hmm… Either you’re pregnant or your body needs a lot of starch due to the exercises. *wg*

  7. Marcia October 18, 2007 at 12:05 PM #

    I think you’re pregnant. :cheer:

  8. Angie October 18, 2007 at 12:11 PM #

    I’m not pregnant, lolol.

    I wondered if the exercising was ramping up my craving for carbs. Funny that I didn’t crave pasta instead (which is normally my favorite) but rice.

    And I’m not going to give up, don’t worry. I’m too determined to fit back into some of these pants that suddenly are too small for me. Thanks, everyone, for encouraging me!

  9. Megan October 18, 2007 at 1:00 PM #

    Late to the game, but: Instead of weight, try measuring yourself. Since you are thin, you probably won’t see much difference on the scale.

    Also, stay away from high GI foods, as one commenter already said. And make sure you are incorporating weight training in because that ramps up your metabolism more effectively than just cardio does.

    And besides, think about how much good you’re doing for your heart. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women, and exercise is the best way to combat all that.

  10. Angie October 18, 2007 at 1:03 PM #

    Measurements are a good idea, Megan!

    I am supposed to meet with the personal trainer, to get a weight training program started. I want to do it right, since I’m not familiar with the proper techniques/use of the equipment. I haven’t heard from them yet though,I’ll have to follow up on that.

    I know, I should be thinking of exercise for the health benefits, but I’m such a girl. I’m vain. I want it to make me look good too 😉

  11. Elle October 18, 2007 at 3:39 PM #

    You can do it. Don’t muscles weigh more than fat anyway? I know you also have a belly dancing book that a certain someone gave you.

  12. December October 19, 2007 at 7:41 AM #

    Coming late to this one, but rice is deceptively high in calories. I’ve been dieting for almost two months and have lost almost ten pounds (a little slower than I’d hoped, sigh) but since counting calories has always been really effective for me it’s what I’ve been doing. And I was stunned to realize one cup of plain cooked rice has 225 calories. One cup of cooked plain rice isn’t that much. When you add in all the other stuff…and the fact that rice is so dangerously easy to eat…and the high glycemic index…
    And brown rice has 230 calories per cup. Sigh.

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