Rice Diet


Rice Diet Program Information
The Rice Diet is a low fat, low sodium and primarily vegetarian eating plan. It consists of two phases. The Rice Diet is not a rice based-eating plan; it is a medically supervised weight loss program for rapid weight reduction, designed by Duke University for the treatment of obesity, diabetes and raised blood pressure (hypertension). Patients from all over the world visit the Rice Diet center in Durham, NC, for the treatment of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and renal disease. In addition to planned calorie controlled meals, patients are attended daily by medical staff, and may participate in daily stress management, yoga, group therapy, and nutritional lectures.
Suited for
The program was established for the morbidly obese, however in recent years the Rice House has gained popularity and individuals with substantial financial resources have taken advantage of their weight loss program. Not recommended without medical supervision.
Variety is assured as the menu changes every day. There are two phases. Rice Diet Phase I of the program incorporates grains and fruits. This phase needs medical supervision. It should not be attempted at home. doctors, physician’s assistants, dietitians, and nurses. However, if you are left on your own and looking for support eDiets now offers assistance with numerous food plans and also provides weekly meal plans, a virtual fitness trainer, member chat rooms, online support and counseling from Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians, and 24/7 access to nutrition, exercise and motivational information.