Swap Ordinary Rice for Cauliflower Rice and your Life will Change

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If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably counting every calorie. One way of shedding pounds is to restrict the number of carbohydrates you consume. You know that eating candy and chocolate is a no-no, but what about things like rice? Can you still eat it and lose weight.

The amount of rice you consume on a weight-loss regime should be kept to an absolute minimum. But did you know that there’s a clever way to have rice, but without all the calories?

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The discovery of cauliflower rice has got to be one of the greatest food swap discoveries ever. Cauliflower is a non-starchy vegetable, unlike potatoes and peas, so it’s a great choice for when you’re trying to slim down.

But if you whizz the cauli heads in the food processor, you get cauli-rice, a great alternative to grains. It turns out that a cup of ordinary rice is about 230 calories, but for the same amount of cauliflower rice, you’re taking in only 40 calories. That’s a saving of nearly 200 calories, and a ton of health benefits, too.

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