+1. The Japanese don't binge on high-carb meals. They are active. The traditional South-East Asian diet and lifestyle is one of the healthiest in the world and definitely one to espouse in my experience. White rice is perfect safe starch.
Originally Posted by MightyAl
I also eat a lot of Italian risotti with a lot of vegetables, fat and protein, where the white rice makes up around 35-50% of the meal by calories.
My blood glucose is in the perfect range. It was in the perfect range even when I was a lot heavier and my BMI was 34. Reason why? I haven't eaten a high GI meal or snack for about 12 years now, even post-workout. Plus I've been active compared to my peers for most of my life. No need to eat high GI according to the Lean Gains protocol as far as I'm concerned, as I don't want to gain any more muscle.
Glycaemic index of meals matters so much more than total 'carb' intake. Macronutrient ratios by individual meal are much more important, in relation to timing during the day and circadian rhythms.
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F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.