The Paleo diet strongly discourages the consumption of all grains. That includes: bread, pasta, wheat, and even RICE. Omitting this is not easy for me. For one thing, rice is part of the Filipinos DNA. We were born surrounded by hectares upon hectares of rice and its byproduct (wheat). Majority of local businesses are connected with rice.
Now, how does someone like me, who grew up – literally and physically – eating rice suddenly stop just that? And avoid anything your diet “prohibits” you from eating for that matter?
Simple, just change the way you look at the ones you are avoiding.
My take? I look at rice as something we do not appreciate; food extenders.
Food extenders are those pieces of food that get added to the mix just to volumize the dish? More often than not, these extenders don’t have any taste and don’t taste really good when eaten alone. Now, take that to rice. Can you eat rice on its own? Does it taste good alone? Then it’s an extender. Problem solved.