3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Starches?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Gamerchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 316

Height: 5'6"

Default Starches?

So...I had some black beans and rice from the box (Zanaran's) with my dinner last night around 8. I had one cup of the rice, a big piece of chicken, and a piece of bread. I was full from that. But two hours later I was hungry again. I had another cup of the rice. Two hours later I was hungry again. I ate 700 of my 1300 calories for the day because I was so hungry.

Today my dad told me that rice was a starch and I forgot what he said...but it makes you hungrier...or processes quickly.

Is this true?
__________________
Gamerchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
Onward and Downward
 
meowee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 8,485

S/C/G: 285/215/1??

Height: 5'2"

Default

Unfortunately . . . YES . . . not only is rice a starch it is one of the fastest digesting ones.

The faster your digestive system breaks down a starch into basic glucose, the more sugar rushes into your system and then the more insulin your pancreas puts out to bring the sugar level down. That is what makes you feel so hungry again so soon.

Try adding lots, and lots, of extra veggies to a smaller portion of rice to help slow down the process and keep you fuller longer. Increase the amount of protein in the meal, too. Protein really stays with you the longest (i.e., it's the slowest to digest).

Keep fighting the good fight, chickie . . . you can do it.

PS: At your height and weight, I think you could probably afford to add a couple of hundred calories a day to that 1300. If you cut down too far, you are bound to feel hungry and have difficulty fighting the cravings. You have to think 'lifestyle change' not 'diet'. And that means you have to find something you can actually live with, 'for life'.
__________________
And here we go for 2009 . . . Onward and Downward . . .


Last edited by meowee : 03-03-2007 at 06:39 PM. Reason: added PS
meowee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,142

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

Hey, Gamer! Good to "see" you again!

Yeah, sometimes carbs trigger wanting more carbs. Next time keep the rice portion down to half a cup instead of a full cup. And some vegetables would be great--but it still sounds like a pretty good meal to me except for all the extra rice.

If you stay right around 1300 cals for a week and find that you are getting too hungry--then I'd agree with meowee that you could probably increase them. Do it in a balanced way, not just with one food. Of course, notice your weight loss during that week too.

Take care!
Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 07:04 PM   #4
TRIATHLETE!!!!!
 
cinderly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 126

S/C/G: 274/255/130

Height: 5' 5"

Default

Mmmm, Zataran's. (I LURV their dirty rice, particularly.)

Yeah, rice can be a tough one. I find keeping the portions small and eating it with a serving a lean protein and some low glycemic veggies helps keep me sated. Brown rice sticks with me longer than white. We really like a brown rice pilaf with toasted almonds, onion, and garlic.

You could also try homemade black beans & rice - a bag of each is pretty inexpensive, and you can substitute brown rice for the white. That, some salmon with chipotle-lime dressing, some steamed broccoli, and you're set.

(Glad to see you're still running around these parts!)
__________________
STARTING OVER, again.

mini-goal #1 (lose 5 lb):


10-pound mini-goals met since 1/1/07:
1/2
cinderly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 07:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Gamerchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 316

Height: 5'6"

Default

Thanks n_n

I'll keep in mind to eat more veggies with my rice from now on.

And I'm still here, I just had a lapse where I was trying to starve again, but I've given that up because I know I'll keep off the weight by eating healthy.

And 1300 is my special number. I feel like it's not too little or too much. I am content on 1300 and it's the number I chose so I'll be sticking to it. I enjoy eating healthily now because I have so much freedom and I actually get food now without it being a binge.

Yay for lifestyle changes!
__________________
Gamerchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 07:30 PM   #6
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 12,894

Default

Is the rice white? I've never bought one of their mixes. If they offer a variety with brown rice, choose that one. Brown rice is a "good carb" and is slower to digest, so you should be fine. It's also a lot more nutritious. I eat a lot of brown rice and never get hungry
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
TRIATHLETE!!!!!
 
cinderly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 126

S/C/G: 274/255/130

Height: 5' 5"

Default

It sounds like you've found something that's working well for you. (EIGHT pounds already! Go, girl! )

I'm really glad you're not starving yourself - it's so tempting, but it's so bad for us. (Been there. Failed at that!) I'm also really, really glad that you've found a way to make the healthy changes you're after.

You sound happy and peaceful.
__________________
STARTING OVER, again.

mini-goal #1 (lose 5 lb):


10-pound mini-goals met since 1/1/07:
1/2
cinderly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 07:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Gamerchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 316

Height: 5'6"

Default

I am very happy! For the first time in a year! (Thanks to, and inspired by Charles). =X
__________________
Gamerchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 05:01 AM   #9
fat chick FKA Velveteen
 
PinkyPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,427

S/C/G: 210.5/171/G 154

Height: 5'5˝

Default

I wanted to say the same thing as Suzanne did - brown rice definitely digests slower
__________________
~Renée (do I seem familiar to you?? )

run - laugh - eat pie||Twitter
PinkyPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:56 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2