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Rice: Is it satiating for you?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 10, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Of course it's not "paleo", but I have a question. For me, if I eat rice, I simply want more rice. This goes for brown, and even more so for white.

If I eat rice, I want more. If I eat more, I still want more. If I eat even more, now I not only want more rice, but I also want more of EVERYHTING!! It's so unsatiating, it's absolutely ridiculous.

Does this happen with anybody else? Do you eat rice and feel full and satisfied? Or are you like me, and you simply want more and more until you feel sick?

F52b51135f2c47eb46c986fdc9760b9b

(180)

on May 07, 2011
at 06:28 AM

In my personal experience, eating a big pile of meat can short-circuit the carb-addiction cycle, and allow me to stop eating for the night. If I were in your shoes, and I were in the middle of a carb-binge and wanted to stop, I'd go out and get, like, a rotisserie chicken or a steak or something to fill myself up with.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 07, 2011
at 02:56 AM

@Tom R.: I'm addicted to it. Not sure why.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on May 07, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Why on Earth do you keep eating this food if it has this effect on you?

Eb800baf10f5c42478f803b7cb09aa6a

(119)

on April 12, 2011
at 01:44 PM

No MSG in brown rice, although there could be in an accompanying sauce.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 04:59 PM

It happens with brown rice too btw.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on April 10, 2011
at 04:47 PM

I don't think any amount of fat could make the glycemic load "very low." If that were the case, all we would have to do is eat our starches with fats rather than eliminating starches. And my statement is a general one. Nothing to imply that one thing or another always works or never works. Of course nothing is one size fits all, but general principles still apply.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on April 10, 2011
at 03:05 PM

The white rice is causing an insulin response in your body that triggers hunger. Everyone will have a different reaction- If I eat rice as part of a meal with lots of fat and some protein I am very satiated.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 10, 2011
at 02:44 PM

It can be satiating for some people, and it doesn't always create cravings. Diet is not a one size fits all.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 10, 2011
at 11:50 AM

I have found the same thing. Carbs are satiating for me.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 10, 2011
at 10:46 AM

Is that the basis for "chinese restaurant syndrome"? You eat and a couple hours later you are hungry again. Could it be the rice and noodles? Maybe its just the MSG shutting down leptin in the brain, like Robb Wolf says...

8f4ff12a53a98f3b5814cfe242de0daa

(1075)

on April 10, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Glycemic load is dependent on the meal however. So if your meal is mostly fat and some rice the overall load will still be very low.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:56 AM

Interesting. Thanks.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on April 10, 2011
at 05:51 AM

This article pretty well explains the hormone connection to BS and insulin and likens the carb addition to mind altering drugs...which I think rice does to AC. http://www.details.com/style-advice/the-body/201103/carbs-caffeine-food-cocaine-addiction?currentPage=2

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:40 AM

There's only one reason why I'm still up many hours after I'd like to have gone to bed: Rice. FML

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:39 AM

Whereas with something like salmon and broccoli, I eat a normal sized portion and then maybe I'll want some nuts and then IT'S OVER FOR LIKE 10 HOURS AND I FEEL GOOD. But with rice.... I simply keep eating it and eating it until I feel like sick and give up It's really ridiculous and annoying. Note that it happens in an even worse fashion with white rice; not only is white less satiating, but I also feel SICKER after bloating myself like crazy.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:36 AM

I feel hungry directly after eating it. If I make a gigantic pot of rice, and let my cravings run wild, I will literally keep eating until I feel sick. And then I'll eat a bunch of other random shit in a stupid effort to not feel as sick anymore ("If I eat a pear, maybe I'll feel better :D"). So it's not like I eat it, and then 2 hours later I'm like "aw man, that didn't really hit the spot". No, it's more like I eat a plate of rice (with something else like some veggie or something), and then I'm still hungry so I eat another plate... and another... etc etc until I feel sick.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on April 10, 2011
at 05:19 AM

I do but only because of tremendous bloating. That was a while ago, but I'm not trying rice again.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:11 AM

I never eat a wheat or sugar product with the rice and it's still ridiculously unsatiating. And what exactly makes them addicting? I understand how candy is addicting. Or cake. Or whatever. But rice? Addicting? What exactly is addicting about it? I eat some; I'm not satiated. I eat more; still the same. Is that really an addiction? What's your definition of "addiction"?

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on April 10, 2011
at 04:39 AM

Sure, these types of carbohydrates are addicting. Eat rice and some wheat product or some sugar product and you will crave more and more...more frequently.

I removed all of these products from my pantry a long time ago. Everytime I would eat some of this neolithic food, I would always feel really really not "right" for a couple of days.

I don't miss them at all. I am on the edge of ketosis all the time which means I fuel myself with mostly fat, a little protein and very little green salad with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Overall very satisfying all the time.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:11 AM

I never eat a wheat or sugar product with the rice and it's still ridiculously unsatiating. And what exactly makes them addicting? I understand how candy is addicting. Or cake. Or whatever. But rice? Addicting? What exactly is addicting about it? I eat some; I'm not satiated. I eat more; still the same. Is that really an addiction? What's your definition of "addiction"?

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on April 10, 2011
at 03:05 PM

The white rice is causing an insulin response in your body that triggers hunger. Everyone will have a different reaction- If I eat rice as part of a meal with lots of fat and some protein I am very satiated.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 04:59 PM

It happens with brown rice too btw.

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1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on April 10, 2011
at 08:11 AM

I have to admit that carbs fill me up much better than fat. I can eat 500ml of whipped cream and still not feel satisfied but whenever I eat rice I consume less calories/day because to me it is more satiable. It goes completely against what the low carb crowd says but for me it is true :)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 10, 2011
at 11:50 AM

I have found the same thing. Carbs are satiating for me.

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Ca622396c91d10faa800e70e87e17128

on April 10, 2011
at 07:20 AM

All I can give you is my own personal experience, since you've given yours.

With sushi, that is, makizushi ???????????? (typical rolled sushi), I can only eat a few rolls while everyone else is scarfing it all down. With a rice and curry (one of the only other ways I typically eat rice occasionally), I think I eat a pretty standard serving. (?)

That said, I'm a huge carboholic, so I don't know why I can't scarf down rice like I can other carbohydrates.

Also, that said, if I'm being a good paleo boy I don't miss the rice. I'll make a curry and eat it in a bowl (I almost typed bowel, yuck!) and not even miss the rice. It's an enjoyable addition, but totally superfluous once you get used to not eating it.

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6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:17 AM

Rice has a very high glycemic load, so just like most other starches and sugars, it is not satiating and it causes cravings for more of the same.

8f4ff12a53a98f3b5814cfe242de0daa

(1075)

on April 10, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Glycemic load is dependent on the meal however. So if your meal is mostly fat and some rice the overall load will still be very low.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 10, 2011
at 02:44 PM

It can be satiating for some people, and it doesn't always create cravings. Diet is not a one size fits all.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on April 10, 2011
at 04:47 PM

I don't think any amount of fat could make the glycemic load "very low." If that were the case, all we would have to do is eat our starches with fats rather than eliminating starches. And my statement is a general one. Nothing to imply that one thing or another always works or never works. Of course nothing is one size fits all, but general principles still apply.

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Cc2a43461ec5b2b7ba5d55215ea0f068

on April 10, 2011
at 01:01 PM

The only rice I eat anymore is in a Spanish dish called Arroz con Pollo - that's chicken and rice. You cook the rice in chicken broth really with saffron, but because that's so expensive we've been using tumeric. Once it's cooked, you use it as a bed for the chicken - bone in of course - which is browned a little first (I brown in a mixture of butter and olive oil on a bed of onions). Then dump the grease and some more chicken broth over the rice before putting the chicken on it, and plop in the oven. Yes, it's white rice, but with all that fat....

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2aadf8ba006e382eb2efa3ad9f81320f

on March 24, 2014
at 09:11 PM

Often times foods rich in complex carbohydrates yet low in sugar and fat are satiating, and rice is apparently no exception according to the European Food Information Council (see http://www.eufic.org/article/en/artid/what-makes-us-feel-full/) which includes rice as "among the most satiating foods."

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on December 28, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Yes!!! Finally someone else feels the same way. I can shuffle down extreme amounts of white rice and never feel satisfied. All I get is a bloated belly and cravings for more (usually sugary stuff). I'll have to quit it ...

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6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 07, 2011
at 02:36 AM

This is still going on. I can eat an unlimited amount of rice. I have no idea why. I'm serious. An unlimited amount. It's perfectly unsatiating. I can eat POUNDS of it and simply want more, and then eventually feel sick and want something that would feel cleaner, like fruit or something.

Rice is my worst enemy. Not really, but I guess I should quit it at this point. It's not working. It's so unsatiating and it does nothing for me. I just want more rice, and sometimes more ANYTHING. Rice really seems to blow. Anybody feel the same way?

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on May 07, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Why on Earth do you keep eating this food if it has this effect on you?

F52b51135f2c47eb46c986fdc9760b9b

(180)

on May 07, 2011
at 06:28 AM

In my personal experience, eating a big pile of meat can short-circuit the carb-addiction cycle, and allow me to stop eating for the night. If I were in your shoes, and I were in the middle of a carb-binge and wanted to stop, I'd go out and get, like, a rotisserie chicken or a steak or something to fill myself up with.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 07, 2011
at 02:56 AM

@Tom R.: I'm addicted to it. Not sure why.

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742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on April 10, 2011
at 03:41 PM

I could keep eating rice without getting full. I did this at my sisters birthday party and I was up all night with terrible stomach cramps and bloating.

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on April 10, 2011
at 02:02 PM

I looked at rice like it was cheap filler and I didn't think it was bad for me, but I needed quite a lot to get satisfied.

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on April 10, 2011
at 01:11 PM

Yes, quite satiating for me. My body deals with starches very well (and I have always been very thin and lean). I get 'carb cravings' if I try to go VLC but it doesn't take much at all to satisfy them! I eat rice often, but not that much of it, and generally keep my carbs under 150 without having to work at it.

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2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 10, 2011
at 08:20 AM

I thoroughly enjoy the eating sensation of rice, perhaps it is the texture. I also recall from my days of following the SAD, that eating large quantities of sugary and starchy foodstuffs also gave me the same sensation and apparent feeling of 'well-being'. Now that I know better, like you, I wonder why this should be, and why our bodies do not reject such foodstuffs and the damage (not in the case of rice apart from obesity) that this causes. I do not think that 'feast or famine' provides the answer, and I think you have raised a most interesting question here.

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:26 AM

What is the biochemical reason for rice not incuding satiety? Is it because rice raises blood sugar and insulin release? And when the BG falls to its fasting level 2 hours later, you feel hungry again? Is this the mechanism ... through insulin release and BG spike and then a fall?

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:40 AM

There's only one reason why I'm still up many hours after I'd like to have gone to bed: Rice. FML

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:56 AM

Interesting. Thanks.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:36 AM

I feel hungry directly after eating it. If I make a gigantic pot of rice, and let my cravings run wild, I will literally keep eating until I feel sick. And then I'll eat a bunch of other random shit in a stupid effort to not feel as sick anymore ("If I eat a pear, maybe I'll feel better :D"). So it's not like I eat it, and then 2 hours later I'm like "aw man, that didn't really hit the spot". No, it's more like I eat a plate of rice (with something else like some veggie or something), and then I'm still hungry so I eat another plate... and another... etc etc until I feel sick.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on April 10, 2011
at 05:51 AM

This article pretty well explains the hormone connection to BS and insulin and likens the carb addition to mind altering drugs...which I think rice does to AC. http://www.details.com/style-advice/the-body/201103/carbs-caffeine-food-cocaine-addiction?currentPage=2

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 05:39 AM

Whereas with something like salmon and broccoli, I eat a normal sized portion and then maybe I'll want some nuts and then IT'S OVER FOR LIKE 10 HOURS AND I FEEL GOOD. But with rice.... I simply keep eating it and eating it until I feel like sick and give up It's really ridiculous and annoying. Note that it happens in an even worse fashion with white rice; not only is white less satiating, but I also feel SICKER after bloating myself like crazy.

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499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

(683)

on April 10, 2011
at 05:24 AM

I eat white rice at the end of a meal as dessert. So I'm already pretty satiated when it goes down, and I've still got hours and hours before I get hungry again.

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