This is it! I am going to face myself with “No rice diet challenge.” I need to do this! It’s a must! Since 2016, I have not make a strict diet plan. A time has come. My belly speaks for it, saying “Hey! I am getting bigger, mama.” She’s right. I am feeling the load in my belly fats. It’s growing and I need a weight loss target to get rid of it.
My “No Rice Diet Challenge” starts now.
Because my stomach is getting bigger and my maong pants can’t breathe anymore, I have to do something. It’s an eye opener for me to be serious with weight loss plans. It is easy to say that I’m on a diet, but honestly hard to keep the spirit. Ganon! May spirit pala ang diet. Hehehe! I enjoyed so much with sumptuous foods. On every occasion, there is a special food preparation. Now that I am truly on a hardworking diet (naks!), it doesn’t mean that there will be no special food preparation. Still, there is, but I will be changing the foods to prepare to healthier choices.. Hmmm… It reminds me of the post I did “Healthier Choices at Robinsons Supermarket Wellness“. I might be visiting Robinsons supermarket often.
To get started, I prepared my no rice diet menu plan. Sorry kanin but I really have to do this.. For the meantime, goodbye white rice and see you soon brown rice. Why do I have to stop eating rice for my weight loss target? We know that rice is rich in carbohydrates. When we eat rice, these carbohydrates turn into glucose, which our body burns immediately or converted to glycogen to be stored in the muscles and liver for between meals. If we eat too many calories from rice, carbs or other food sources than our body can use, the cells store the excess as fat. In assessing diets of healthy groups and individuals, we should follow the Recommended Energy Nutrient Intake (RENI). It was posted by the Philippines Dietary reference intakes at the Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute.
Recommended Energy Nutrient Intake (RENI), credit source: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph
My initial no rice diet menu plan:
- Breakfast: 1 slice of wheat raisin bread and hard-boiled egg
- Morning Snack: Healthy Smoothie neutral juice, Nilagang saging na saba
- Lunch: 1 cup of green leafy vegetable, 2 pcs of grilled/roasted chicken(thumb-size)
- Afternoon snack: Sweet Potato (nilagang kamote)
- Dinner: 1/2 cup vegetable, half slice of wheat bread, Healthy neutral drink
Looking at the RENI table, an adult age 30-49, calorie intake should be 1,870 for female and 2,420 for male. It only means that we should be aware of the calorie contents of the foods we eat. Same with the beverage we drink. Of course, we should be watchful as well with its health contents. You can actually view more of RENI by clicking the credit source on the caption.
As far as I know, effects of no rice diet is great. As a matter of fact, I did it before. A year after I gave birth to my first born. I maintained my just right figure – no bulging belly. I am not aiming to be as sexy as the celebrities seen on TV but who knows.. Just kidding! I just wanted to be healthy, feel good and look good for my family. This way, I can be at my best in doing my worthy purpose here on earth.
Let the No rice diet challenge begin!