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b1982
04-28-2005, 02:09 PM
so i know eating white rice is bad. and i try to avoid it most of the time...but growing up in an asian household, man u just cant cut it out completely...its like cutting water from your diet...

so my question is...how much white rice can u eat so that it wont have anything more than a neglible effect on your fitness goals?

at the moment, trying to lean up, not exactly cut up but trying to maintain a high protein/slighly low carb/low fat diet...i do cardio about 3-4 times a week in the morning and lift about 4 days a week.

Guido
04-28-2005, 02:32 PM
White rice is bad? I didn't know that. Yes it has a lot of carbs but it also has lots of protein. Don't know why it would be considered bad.

Wierz
04-28-2005, 02:32 PM
I've compared the nutrition labels of white rice and brown rice and seem to remember white rice actually being more beneficial.. Let me look.

Serving size is a cup, cooked.

Brown Rice:
Total Fat 1.75g
Saturated Fat 0.351g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.63g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.638g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9.75mg 0%
Potassium 83.85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 44.77g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3.51g 14%
Protein 5.03g 10%
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White Rice:
Total Fat 0.442g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.122g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.12g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.139g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1.58mg 0%
Potassium 55.3mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 44.51g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.632g 3%
Protein 4.25g 9%

I eat rice religiously. It's carb heavy in relation to protein content, but it's dirt cheap and seems ok for you. I did notice that the only difference between brown and white is the amount of fiber in them. If you're cutting carbs, I can see why rice might not be something you'd want. I dunno about cutting it out of your diet though.

getfit
04-28-2005, 02:41 PM
i eat both doesn't bother me!

boxingtigger
04-28-2005, 03:09 PM
I say brown rice. But what really matters is if the rice is enriched, parboiled, or instant. This is what you want to stay away from. Only use whole long grain rices. A good high quality rice will have cooking instructions that require it to cook at least 60 mins. I buy a whole gain long brown rice that is grown wild. It is very expensive, however it is much better than what you can buy at a normal store. Also, your amino acid intake in greater in brown rice. I have a web site that will show you the actual breakdown, I'll post it when I find it.

boxingtigger
04-28-2005, 03:10 PM
Here's the web site: www.nutritiondata.com

PowerManDL
04-28-2005, 03:22 PM
Check insulin responses vs. different types of rice.

Not enough to make a difference.

TheGimp
04-28-2005, 03:42 PM
Yes it has a lot of carbs but it also has lots of protein.

Lots of protein? Since when?

getfit
04-28-2005, 04:00 PM
actually i think white or brown rice has about 6g of protein correct me if i'm wrong could even be less then that!

PowerManDL
04-28-2005, 04:05 PM
It's also incomplete protein.

You shouldn't be worried about getting protein from rice in the first place, though.

b1982
04-28-2005, 04:31 PM
so let's say i eat 2 bowls (one of those small asian rice bowls) per week...u think that'll have any effect on gettin lean/cut? assuming i keep up the cardio and lifting routine.

getfit
04-28-2005, 04:32 PM
why only 2 bowls a week?

Holto
04-28-2005, 05:44 PM
white rice lacks nutrients that brown rice has

brown rice lacks toxic chemicals that white rice has (bleach etc...)

b1982
04-28-2005, 06:02 PM
why only 2 bowls a week?

cuz im trying to minimize my carbs...and rice for dinner is basically empty carbs goin into ur body that wont be burned (cuz i dont exercise at night)

plus, i cant eat rice w/o my soy sauce, which is just givin me more sodium than i need :-P

Built
04-28-2005, 06:02 PM
What's wrong with sodium?

bigmalone
04-28-2005, 06:12 PM
i eat lots of white rice after my workouts

works great with the high gi level

mix it with some cottage cheese

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm

getfit
04-28-2005, 06:15 PM
damn i can eat rice all day long i love it!

b1982
04-28-2005, 06:26 PM
What's wrong with sodium?

im definitely not a nutrition expert as u can tell...but isnt sodium basically putting extra water in ur body? which works against u if ur tryin to cut/lean up? please educate me

Shao-LiN
04-28-2005, 06:43 PM
cuz im trying to minimize my carbs...and rice for dinner is basically empty carbs goin into ur body that wont be burned (cuz i dont exercise at night)

plus, i cant eat rice w/o my soy sauce, which is just givin me more sodium than i need :-P

You do know your body burns calories just by you being alive, right?

Built
04-28-2005, 06:47 PM
im definitely not a nutrition expert as u can tell...but isnt sodium basically putting extra water in ur body? which works against u if ur tryin to cut/lean up? please educate me

There has been buzz around sodium being anabolic
http://chemo.net/sodium-.htm

Whether or not it's true, at the very least, water weight is NOT fat.

You'd need to drop sodium before a comp, but other than that, if you don't have health issues that preclude its consumption, there's no real reason to avoid it while cutting.

Slim Schaedle
04-28-2005, 08:11 PM
...and rice for dinner is basically empty carbs goin into ur body that wont be burned (cuz i dont exercise at night)

As Shao-LiN hinted at, that's not true.

Isaac Wilkins
04-28-2005, 08:43 PM
There has been buzz around sodium being anabolic
http://chemo.net/sodium-.htm

Whether or not it's true, at the very least, water weight is NOT fat.


Interesting... That makes sense, actually. It's one of the primary mechanisms for anabolism while on creatine.

*runs off to examine more*

PowerManDL
04-29-2005, 01:30 PM
Dude, catch up with the times.

ryuage
04-29-2005, 01:36 PM
i wouldnt really so much limit sodium on a cut but I wouldnt go overboard while bulking