The rice diet was developed by German physician Walter Kempner in 1934. Kempner a doctor at Duke University’s Department of Medicine studied how diet affected people with diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. After noting that people who ate white rice every day seems to suffer from these conditions unless he created a diet that consisted of rice fruit juice sugar and vitamin and mineral supplements. Kempner diet was conducted in a 1939 program in which people suffering from obesity diabetes heart disease hypertension and kidney disease checked into a facility in Durham North Carolina for a strictly boot camp” where dietary tenure — apparently with good results.
In 2005 wrote dietitian Kitty Rosati and her husband cardiologist Robert Rosati The Rice Diet Solution based on Kempner’s program so people could use it to lose weight. The book guarantees dieters rapid weight loss 20-30 pounds the first month. But like any fad diet it is rice diet rigid and includes a limited selection of low-sodium low-fat food
Rice Diet :. A Primer
Rice diet contains various “sub-diets” during the first 3 phases (weeks). These include Basic Rice Diet (800 calories per day) which consists of two starches and 2 fruits for all three daily meals. The Lacto vegetarian diet (1 000 calories daily) consisting of a starch 1 fruit and 1 serving of nonfat dairy products for breakfast and 3 starch 3 vegetables and 1 fruit for lunch and dinner. Finally there are Vegetarian Plus Rice Diet (1 200 calories daily) which includes two starch and fruit for breakfast 3 starches 3 vegetables and 1 fruit for lunch and 3 starch 3 servings of protein (or dairy products) 3 vegetables and a fruit for dinner. is Dieters who choose to remain on the rice diet for a long time limited to 30 foods.
During the first week of the Rice Diet dieters eat Basic Rice Diet on the first day. The next six days they eat Lacto Vegetarian Rice Diet.
During the second week of the Rice Diet dieters eat Basic Rice Diet on the first day. For the next five days they eat Lacto Vegetarian Rice Diet. On the seventh day they eat Vegetarian Plus Rice Diet.
After Week 2
In the third week of rice diet and maintenance phase of the diet dieters eat Basic Rice Diet on the first day. For the next four days they eat Lacto Vegetarian Rice Diet. The next two days dieters eat vegetarian Plus Rice Diet. Dieters who come to this stage consume only 1 200 calories daily
There’s something else on rice diet menu :. Exercise. For the diet to be effective leaner include physical activity in their daily agenda. This exercise requirement differs rice diet from other fad diets that promise weight loss without physical activity. In addition because the rice diet is so limited in what food dieters can eat they need to take calcium supplements vitamin D and a daily multivitamin.
According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA) fad diets such as rice diet grapefruit diet and the cabbage soup diet one thing in common: They all say that a single food can help fat melts away and stay away. The ADA notes that such diet will work in the short term because of the limited number of calories involved but diets such as rice diet is largely ineffective in the long run. The diet lacks variety and dieters get tired and away from the diet. In addition rice diet does not provide the required amount of nutrients that people need to remain healthy. Finally dispels ADA myth that a “superfood” that rice results in weight loss. Weight loss due to physical exercise simply to eat right.”