Oh look, the adorable little troll has an adorable little friend.
Interesting, isn't it, how their responses are never more than five minutes apart, and this paulroy person apparently does not know how to spell the name of his own hometown...
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all he says is its not as bad as some other things, not that its good
he also says that you shouldn't beat yourself up over eating some. which means you shouldn't beat people up over eating something that is essentially neautral.
again, just because low carb is working for you now, doesn't mean that it works for everyone and doesn't mean it will work for you a year from now. trust me on that one. i know from experience.
i love how you make assumptions about what i did and didn't do. i didn't do low carb wrong. in fact i was hardcore low carb for nearly a year until i bonked. when you work out with bigboy weights, do lots of mountain biking, hiking, play sports, box, kayak, run sprints, etc, you need some extra carbs in your diet. i'm sure that if i came in here 50lbs overweight, and was sedentary, then low carb would be perfect for me. or if i wasn't that active. it worked for a while, and then it didn't.
Okay. I had to dig to the back of a bottom cabinet to find it but I have here a bag of generic white rice.
serving size: 1/4 cup uncooked (makes ~ 3/4 cup cooked)
Fat: 0 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbs: 35 grams
Going by Mark's Carb Curve:
0-50 gms carb: probable ketosis. It fits if you keep it to one serving as described above.
If you double the serving size (so 70 grams of carbs), it fits into the next part of the curve. 50-100 gms of carb that is described as the "weight loss sweet spot."
So as far as carb amounts, white rice fits into the parameters for weight loss - if you very much watch the rest of your carb intake for the day.
It's not nutritionally great, so for people who have to eat calorically low, it's kind of a waste of calories when 150-300 calories of brightly colored veggies and certainly 150-300 calories of healthily raised meat or wild fish would nourish you more.
No matter the rationale, it's a grain.
So, in response to the original question... There are a lot of people here who know a ton about nutrition. There are a lot of people here who blindly follow the health guru of the month. There are a lot of people somewhere on that continuum. So, I guess some are and some aren't.
As for abrasive know it alls, this was addressed in a management class I took. They can often be fonts of info. Just sift through the bullshit and ego.