I'm Asian American. I live in Tokyo. I have stopped eating rice and noodles and have experienced fat loss, a drop of 17 pounds from 207 to 190, in the past five months. It could be that I don't consume wheat and sugar also. But the primal nutritional plan has worked for me when exercise alone wouldn't do it. It is difficult to give up rice, no doubt, but I feel a lot healthier than before. I'm 51.