|The Rice Diet vs.
Cabbage Soup Plan|
(The Rice Diet vs. Mayo Clinic)
First of all, the Rice Diet is
actually not a diet based on rice.
Rice Diet was created by Duke University and it's
designed to help people with diabetes, hypertension,
heart disease and obesity.
But it's not a
typical diet which people can follow from the comfort of
their own homes -- because it's a medically supervised
program which is administered by doctors and nutrition
experts from a placed called the Rice House in Durham,
North Carolina. In other words, you must travel to
the Rice Diet Center to participate in this weight loss
Overweight people from around the world
do visit the Rice Diet Center to participate in health
classes and workshops, and to be supervised by nutrition
experts while following the program. Dieters
stay there for an average of 4-8 weeks.
program consists of 2 phases.
phase consists of grains and fruits, and should only be
done under medical supervision.
The second phase
adds fish, vegetables, beans and other carbs to the
This program is probably best suited to
seriously overweight people who have been struggling
with obesity for most of their lives, or other people
who need to lose a lot of weight. It's certainly
not for everybody, and many people may find this program
way too expensive.
The Cabbage Soup Diet is
much different though, and it's not nearly as healthy in
our opinion. This diet is also known as the
Mayo Clinic Program, for those who don't know.
what is the Cabbage Soup (Mayo Clinic) Diet?
basically a 7 day plan which allows unlimited cabbage
soup each day.
The reason for this is because
there is almost no calories in the soup (very few
calories in the soup). Other foods can be eaten
too, but the only food which can be eaten every single
day in "unlimited quantities" is cabbage
The menu is a bit bizarre though, because
on some days it allows unlimited fruit along with
unlimited cabbage soup -- while on other days it allows
unlimited vegetables along with cabbage soup.
on other days it allows unlimited rice to be eaten,
while on other days lots of bananas are encouraged to be
Clearly this is an unusual weight
loss program, it's basically a quick 7 day diet for
people who are willing to lose weight via eating
severely lower calories.
We do not recommend
using the Cabbage Soup / Mayo Clinic program, and it's
our opinion that this type of program is not very
We think that the Rice Diet seems like a
better choice -- but the Rice Diet is not for average
people since it's a medically supervised program which
is probably best suited to seriously overweight people
(or other dieters who have been struggling with obesity
for a long time).
So overall it seems that both
programs are not a very good choice for most dieters,
since there are better choices out there in our
opinion. We therefore do not recommend
either of these diets for average dieters.
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