The Rice Diet was developed in 1940 at Duke University by Dr. Walter Kempner, a bright, compassionate physician who advocated the benefits of obesity prevention long before it became a national health issue.
As the name implies, rice is a staple of the Diet. At the beginning, you’ll go through a short period of eating rice and fruits, to adjust your body to your new and healthier food intake.
Your diet will then expand to eating vegetables, poultry, fish and lean meats, and ultimately, pasta, low-sodium breads, crackers and more. The Rice Diet is a normal, balanced, satisfying and filling diet.
What does it take to succeed on the Rice Diet? That’s simple. It takes you. First, you need to be motivated to lose weight and keep it off. You must also be willing to change the habits and behaviors that led to you being overweight. And you must commit to staying with the Diet, and making it a central part of your (healthier, happier) life. Admittedly, doing these things is not always easy. But neither is it impossible. Hardly! The fact is, thousands and thousands of people just like you have lost thousands and thousands of pounds with the Rice Diet. All they did was stick with the program—and the program stuck with them. You can do it, too.