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I eat rice cakes, so what of it!?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

It's true. And I can rationalise why I eat them. Sometimes I just want something savory, and sandwich like. I've tried gluten free bread but it tastes like ass and is too heavy. I do sometimes use an iceberg lettuce leaf as my sandwich but I'm not always in the mood for something so watery. The ricecakes I eat are cert organic and contain brown puffed rice and sea salt. They are bugger all of any nutritional value, but they are gluten free and don't contain anything artificial. And my usual toppings are things like tomatoes, pickles, feta cheese, tuna, sardines, herring, chicken or whatever other leftover sliced meat I've got in the fridge. So I just say the hell with it, they really arent that bad, and I think whatever problems brown rice in whole form would cause, would be somewhat mitigated by the 'puffing' process. Anyone else have this guilty habit?

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on September 11, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Lol, I'm not sure if I was trying to justify eating them, maybe I was just in a silly mood when I posted this. I was just more curious to see if anyone else eats them. I personally don't see them as such a bad thing, rice, whilst not paleo, doesnt really cause much disagreeance in the GI tract, and given that these ricecakes are not only devoid of nutrients, they are also devoid of calories (107kj) and carbs (5.6g).

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on September 11, 2012
at 11:16 PM

This is what I figure too. I just checked the pack, each ricecake contains 107kj of energy, and about 5.6g of carbs. It's pretty much like not eating anything. And considering everything I put ontop is nutrient rich and very much paleo, I don't reckon it's so bad.

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on September 10, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Dags - Cmon. You are stretching your point a bit huh? I would take the starches over jelly beans.

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on September 10, 2012
at 06:03 PM

+1 for giving me an interesting new bread replacement option (even though it's a dead food! Oh no!)

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on September 10, 2012
at 09:56 AM

What kind of gluten free bread BTW? (Ie what flour was it made with)?

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on September 10, 2012
at 09:53 AM

May I quote Dr W. Davis from Wheat Belly, "Remember: We should not replace a problem ingredient--wheat flour--with another set of problem ingredients--gluten-free junk carbohydrate flours like cornstarch, rice starch, tapioca starch, and potato starch. If you do, you will have to accept some measure of resistance to insulin/high blood sugars, growth of visceral fat, hypertension, cataracts, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. Last time I checked, those were not good conditions to have. So most GLUTEN-FREE FOODS ARE JUNK! They are no better than feeding your family jelly beans."

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on September 10, 2012
at 09:45 AM

If you want to eat rice - go ahead, eat white or brown - whatever feels right. But I would not eat puffed. I think it alters the structure too much and only God knows what it does to all the nutrients/enzymes. I think puffed rice is dead food.

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on September 10, 2012
at 07:10 PM

I don't think anyone is going to judge you for it, though I'm sure you'll have plenty of helpful suggestions as to what else you could eat (BROWN rice, oh noes!). Lots of "paleo"ers eat rice on a regular basis. Paleo isn't a box you need to fit into, it's a set of guidelines and standards that you adapt to work for you.

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on September 10, 2012
at 10:02 AM

They're certainly not doing you any favors, but rice cakes are benign in the grand scheme.

Benign and kind of nasty and cardboard-esque. But whatever rocks your rice cake I guess.

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on September 10, 2012
at 01:26 PM

I know I'm not contributing a thing when I say this but:

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on September 10, 2012
at 05:51 PM

I don't think there's such thing as Paleo Police, so I wouldn't worry about eating them. Others may have reasons for choosing not to eat them, but what you put in your own mouth is your own business.

Why do you even feel the need to tell the world and then justify it, hmmm?

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on September 11, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Lol, I'm not sure if I was trying to justify eating them, maybe I was just in a silly mood when I posted this. I was just more curious to see if anyone else eats them. I personally don't see them as such a bad thing, rice, whilst not paleo, doesnt really cause much disagreeance in the GI tract, and given that these ricecakes are not only devoid of nutrients, they are also devoid of calories (107kj) and carbs (5.6g).

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on September 10, 2012
at 11:17 AM

The problem as I see it, is nutritional density. Too many calories from nutritionally devoid food can leave you short. I find it hard enough to get enough vitamins/minerals even with good food. But if you think you are covered, I don't see a problem with a few rice cakes. By god, there are much worse things to eat out there than rice cakes.

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

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on September 11, 2012
at 11:16 PM

This is what I figure too. I just checked the pack, each ricecake contains 107kj of energy, and about 5.6g of carbs. It's pretty much like not eating anything. And considering everything I put ontop is nutrient rich and very much paleo, I don't reckon it's so bad.

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