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Rice Cakes and Weight Loss

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If you are dieting you may want to reconsider rice cakes and how they may effect your diet efforts. Successful dieting requires you to cut back on calorie consumption and eliminate bad food choices from your everyday diet. Stepping up the amount of exercise you are currently getting will help speed weight loss along. Junk foods are the dieting enemy for anyone wishing to lose weight.

Most people assume cakes made of rice are a great choice for those on a diet. These cakes are low in calories and easy to grab for those on the go. You would think rice cakes would be the perfect diet snack food, right?

When dieting there are more things to consider than just calories. Yes eating cakes made out of rice for a snack will be a low calorie choice but if you are wanting to burn fat and at the same time build up muscles then rice cakes aren’t necessarily a good dieting choice for your muscles.

Rice type cakes are made up of rice and if you have ever had one of these tasty cakes then you know how they can be addicting, one never seems to be enough, these cakes can in fact make you feel more hungry. Rice cakes are not filling therefore most people do not feel satisfied or full after eating one.

So what’s the perfect snack for those on a diet? Generally it’s best to go with a low fat lean meat. Meat will make you feel fuller and by choosing a low fat or lean meat you won’t be consuming a lot of calories. I’m not recommending a low carb diet because your body does need carbohydrates. Carbs are necessary for energy. After an intense workout is the best time to eat a rice cake if you are feeling a little hungry but these cakes should not be a daily snack or something you reach for whenever hunger strikes.

Simply avoiding rice cakes can help you speed up your weight loss efforts and get you looking and feeling lean.

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Source by Shelly Bray

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