Will cutting out rice from my diet help me lose weight?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Sheela Krishnaswamy


No. Just not eating rice won’t necessarily make you lose weight. Your overall diet and physical activity play a significant role in losing weight.

As per a research published in 2019 by Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, “ brown rice consumption is useful for body weight control.” Another study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that white rice consumption may contribute to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

Anything consumed in excess leads to weight gain. When rice is consumed in moderation, and eaten with adequate quantities of high fibre foods like vegetables and pulses, white rice is unlikely to cause weight gain. But, due to certain risks associated with white rice, one must preferably choose a healthier option, i.e., brown rice, when trying to lose weight. One can choose brown rice as it comes with the benefit of keeping you full longer and suppressing your appetite, making weight loss easier.

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