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I'm about a month out and my nutritionist said I may be able to move to regular foods! I'm still going to keep up good eating habits but rice is kryptonite haha. Has anyone tried the Right Rice brand? or is a veteran and can deduce if this would be a safe alternative to rice that's okay to eat post-op?

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I'm about a month out and my nutritionist said I may be able to move to regular foods! I'm still going to keep up good eating habits but rice is kryptonite haha. Has anyone tried the Right Rice brand? or is a veteran and can deduce if this would be a safe alternative to rice that's okay to eat post-op?
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Great. That is going to be so nice.

For me, when I started this whole journey, I met with my nutritionist and I told her for months I had only been eating beans...chili Beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, green beans, brussel sprouts, spinach, salads, fish, plant based Proteins (full of carbs) and I was so strick and couldn't lose a POUND! I was like WTH? NO white breads, ALWAYS WHOLE GRAIN, no rice, no potatoes. Girl, I was so good...or so I thought. She told me that I was getting too many CARBS in the BEANS!!!!. All beans, fruits, veggies, are NOT created equal. I cut everything out, did what she said and lost 47 pounds in like 2.5 months!!!!

I know you were told it's ok and maybe it is for you, just be careful that's all. :) And enjoy!

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I can't answer your question because I've never seen that product, but have you tried cauliflower rice? I hate cauliflower, but somehow, cauliflower rice is not bad! I wouldn't eat it by itself, but with sauce and mix-ins (like meat and vegetables), I can almost convince myself that it's actual rice. It's very low in calories and carbs, and you get the added benefit of eating more veggies.

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4 minutes ago, BigSue said:

I can't answer your question because I've never seen that product, but have you tried cauliflower rice? I hate cauliflower, but somehow, cauliflower rice is not bad! I wouldn't eat it by itself, but with sauce and mix-ins (like meat and vegetables), I can almost convince myself that it's actual rice. It's very low in calories and carbs, and you get the added benefit of eating more veggies.

heard of it, but never tried it! Might give it a shot

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One of the issues with rice is it swells in your small tummy filling you up. Rightrice still contains some rice so that would be a concern for me.

I notice it has 25g of carbs in 1/3 cup which is a lot for a single serve. The same amount of rice has 15g.

I always enjoyed rice before surgery but I haven’t eaten it since & don’t miss it. Same with bread & Pasta. I know others can successfully eat it again in maintenance, but I believe consuming carbs from bread, rice & pasta mean weight gain for me. I feel way less bloated. Nor do I feel weighted down after a meal without them. But this is what I’ve found is working for me. You have to discover what works for you.

I’d go down the cauliflower rice path if you want a similar texture. You can even use it to make a pizza base.

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This "right rice" stuff sounds a bit like the "rice" made out of legumes sold bei Explore Cuisine.

Check the ingredient list of "right rice". If it reads like chemistry class, I wouldn't buy it. If there are only the legumes listed I'd maybe give it a try.

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So pre surgery I was a rice junkie! I ate rice every day with every meal, even Breakfast so I get you wanting to find an alternative.

I would try cauliflower rice and seasoning it up, maybe a caulirice stir fry just to trick your mind and taste buds. But I agree with @Arabesque and watch out for the swelling, especially being 1 month post op.

I found it being easier cutting it out completely. Sometimes when I'm at a party or family get together Ill have a bite or two but no more than that. With time you'll grow to love your new eating habits and diet :)

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thanks everyone for the input!

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