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October 7, 2012


To get started on a diet is often the most difficult step of all. If you cannot get started then no diet can be helpful. The most important ingredient of all is MOTIVATION. Without motivation, you cannot be successful. If you look at yourself and say......" I really need to do something about my current situation" , then you need to grab that statement as your motivation to get you to the next step , which is getting involved in a program like the Rice Diet that can change your life. You can lose weight, get healthy and be happy, as our book explains. You can stop taking medications, and become that person you only dream about now, if you can get motivated and then take action. Come in and see us, and join the support group, lose weight under medical supervision , so it is fast and safe. If you are not at that stage yet, then buy our book and try to get started on your own, If you can stick to it , you will be successful. In either case, just don't be apathetic! Do something today to change your future.

March 2, 2011

What is so special about the Rice Diet?

What’s so special about the Rice Diet?
That’s a good question, especially if you’ve tried other diets without success. You want a diet that works for you, and there are a number of reasons why the Rice Diet is the one. But remember, there is no one waving a magic wand to enable you to lose the weight. The Rice Diet works, if you’re willing to do the work to gain success!

For starters, the Rice Diet consists of typical, everyday foods, many of which you’re probably already eating. That makes it fairly easy to get started on and stay with. The meals and snacks you’ll enjoy are tasty, filling and satisfying, and there’s a wide variety to choose from. You won’t grow bored with your food selections and you won’t feel deprived in quality or quantity. At the same time, the diet is free of excessive fats, sugar, cholesterol and added salt, which are the big culprits in obesity and a host of other serious medical problems. On the Rice Diet, you can eat delicious, healthy foods while avoiding all the unhealthy choices that contributed to your weight problem and health issues.

Exercise is another feature of the Rice Diet—and another reason why it’s the Right Diet for You. If you’re presently “exercise-challenged,” don’t worry. Before they get with the program, most Ricers are! As you’ll see though, the exercise required by the diet is both doable and enjoyable. Exercise of course helps burn off calories, but that’s not the only benefit. Regular exercise can also help lower the risk of just about every medical nightmare you want to avoid—cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoporosis, you name it. Regular exercise gives you more energy, helps you sleep better, helps you handle stress better and improves your self-esteem. Imagine all these benefits—and they’re yours free with the Rice Diet (okay, you may have to spring for a pair of walking shoes and sweat outfit). So what are you waiting for . Contact us at today.

February 1, 2011

Making Resolutions Last

We discussed recently about how a new year is an opportunity to create a “new you” and dissuaded you from utilizing techniques which might prove more harmful than helpful in the end. However, when making “New Year’s Resolutions,” the question towards the middle to end of January often becomes ‘how can I continue to make those resolutions stick?’ According to blogger and life coach Tim Brownson, a new year’s resolution is an intention and not much more. Depending on how you approach your resolutions, they may end up as only “wish I could’s” rather than “what I do’s.”

In our diet and lifestyle program geared toward both weight loss and overall improved health, we know better than to tell clients that they will be able to change their habits overnight, that they won’t make mistakes along the way or that they can expect to see the results they want without adjusting their lifestyle. We practice the best way to make resolutions stick in the way we operate our program by keeping it simple and working with you to not only help you invest yourself in the goals you make, but to make goals that you believe you can achieve. If you don’t feel aligned with your goals or do not believe you can get there, it’s more likely that you will feel overwhelmed more quickly rather than inspired. Attitude paired with action make the biggest difference in meeting your goals, whether it’s to gradually eliminate your dependence on expensive heart medications, to lose 50 pounds or to learn a new language.

For instance, nutrition is a critical component for The Rice Diet of Central Florida. But we know habits are hard to break, especially if someone isn’t used to enjoying healthy food or has the perception that healthy food isn’t tasty. We keep it very basic for the first couple of weeks and then begin to add in vegetables and other key ingredients, teaching our clients that healthy food does taste better. Our success rates are over 95 percent; that’s a lot of people sticking to their resolutions!

Change can be tough and that is why it helps to have a good coach like our own Program Manager, Denise Sprung, in your corner cheering you on and calling you to the floor without making you feel badly for any slip-ups you may make along the way. To make a resolution stick in 2011, take a page from our book and think about what you truly want to accomplish and make your plan to get there. Keep it simple and most of all, believe that you will get there.

January 17, 2011


New Year, New You: Debunking “Get Slim Quick” Schemes

Chances are that if you’ve turned on your television in the past two weeks, you’ve seen some sort of ad for a product that claims to help you to lose weight quickly. Likely playing on your desire to shed holiday pounds and/or meet a New Year’s resolution goal, your ears may have perked up a little when you heard or saw the ad.
Let’s face it, #1 for most as a New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Perhaps you’ve tried diets and methods that failed in the past, still seeking for a magic wand to make that weight disappear with the flick of a wrist. Well, it’s simply not going to happen and keep in mind, it took time to put on the weight, it will take time to take the weight off. Most important of all is to realize that all the diet quick fixes and trends that you’ve been hearing about, reading about and seeing as ads on television are not the solution for good health in the long run. Everyone is getting on the bandwagon to choose them to lose weight. You need to make a wise choice on how to lose the weight so that you can succeed. Diets don’t fail; folks just fail to maintain the determination and desire to lose the weight because the diets chosen weren’t the right fit for them.

The Rice Diet is a sensible, whole food regimen that will enable you to lose the weight, get healthy, and maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Some of the utterly amazing weight loss techniques that I’ve heard or read about lately are included below:

• Hypnotherapy: In this weight loss method, hypnotists help their clients get to a relaxed state of mind and then suggest behavior alterations. In some cases, hypnotists are even able to convince patients that they have actually had lap band surgery (when they haven’t) so that they are inclined to eat much less once waking from their hypnotized state.
• Weight Loss Pills: Many companies use mass advertising to attract people to purchase pills to help with their weight loss goals. However, many of these are not FDA-approved and are often pulled off the market when it becomes known that they have adverse effects (sometimes death)! Three drugs were removed from the US market last year by the FDA.
• Hydrotherapy: In this process, bowels are cleansed of all residue fecal matter. It is claimed that people can lose 10 – 20 pounds in one session.
• Herbal Body Wraps: Using this method, bandages or plastic wrap are tightly wrapped around the body to cause rapid weight loss through vasodilatation. The results of these wraps can be a quick weight loss, most often caused by water loss.

Anyone who is looking to shed pounds while learning to live a healthier lifestyle should steer clear of such fad diets or extreme techniques. A steady, controlled and medically-supervised weight loss program like The Rice Diet of Central Florida has proven to have much better results over the long-term. And people who stick to a balanced diet and learn to manage their weight through careful observation of caloric intake in addition to moderate exercise have a much better chance for keeping the weight off long term.

So be leery of those “get slim quick” schemes. While you may want to cross that particular resolution off your list as soon as possible, your best bet is the slow and steady approach. Contact us for more information at or visit our website at

April 13, 2010


To be successful at your new dietary venture, you will have to change your behavior. What you are doing was ineffectual and in fact deleterious to your future health. At this point you need to learn the concepts of dietary control, and limiting dietary intake. While most people feel they are depriving themselves by dieting, they need to realize in fact they are stopping bad habits that have resulted in all the present problems. What they really need to do is deprive themselves of their old habits. The old habits that led to obesity, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes and sleep apnea have to be discontinued, and more appropriate habits need to be substituted. Stopping old habits and behaviors that you have become accustomed to is difficult.It feels like you are depriving yourself of all those foods and drinks that were comfort foods, and nobody likes that. But in reality you are beginning the tough job of preparing yourself for a new lifestyle that you will have to embrace and get used to if you are to be successful at a healthy and improved life.

One must accept these changes as inevitable and essential for your future and feel energized that you are adopting this new healthy lifestyle and not feel like you are depriving yourself of the foods that have already made you fat and ill. View your new diet and lifestyle as a means of improving yourself and feeling better. Little by little being healthy and trying to life better and longer will become more important to you and not that binge of candy, cake or fried foods. With better health comes a new feeling of exhilaration with life and more energy.

When you have finally achieved your ideal body weight you will be able to eat more and even intermittently taste some foods that are not on your current list, but then you will be a different person with a different metabolism and you will know how to handle this activity by altering your diet the next day, so you can get back on track. For today, get going on your new journey. Learn new behavior and become a new person.

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March 14, 2010


The human mind is amazing. Most of the time we are incredibly insightful, but sometimes we can't really see what is happening to us, nor fully appreciate how we look to others, especially when it comes to body image.At first you might think that one would immediately be able to see that they were overweight or getting overweight. But it turns out that when speaking with a number of very overweight people, they confide that they had gained up to 100lbs. before they truly realized that they were obese. They were able to look in the mirror and not recognize that they were obese until that extreme moment was reached. Some type of defense mechanism seemed to take over, where denial was an important ingredient. The denial that they were going out of control is what allows for the massive obesity problem that we are faced with today. There is also the politically correct tendency that so many of us have, that precludes us from saying to someone in no uncertain terms that they seem to have put on weight and that we are concerned about their health. Part of the dilemma is that becoming obese is an insidious process whereby you continue to accommodate the weight gain by purchasing larger sized clothing, etc. Often, the persons physicians do not firmly suggest a definitive plan for weight loss and exercise. They may suggest that "you should lose some weight" or paternally say "try to lose 20 lbs by the time I see you again in 6-12 months." That approach does not work. The person usually needs guidance as to what exactly to do. If they were able to do it on their own they would not have to be told to lose weight. Telling them where to go is one approach, but here at the Rice Diet program we are equipped to deal with all of the issues related to obesity. Dealing with the organic health problems as well as the psychiatric/emotional problems are things that the Rice Diet is ready to deal with, which is essencial for attaining complete results.

As people lose weight they have the same difficulty in acknowledging that they have lost considerable weight, because there seems to be the need for time to pass to allow for weight equilibrium before the person accepts in their mind that they have lost considerable weight and are comfortable with their new state. Many people have related that they felt stronger and more powerful when they were heavy and were actually afraid of losing weight because they thought they would feel weak and less able to deal with their surroundings without feeling intimidated.

Being able to fit into smaller clothing is the most concrete manner to acknowledge that one has lost weight, and makes you appreciate the weight loss. Whether it is some old clothes from ones "thinner days"or getting into new clothes the feeling is the same, one of accomplishment. Getting back to the weight that you carried when you were younger makes you feel younger, and physiologically you become younger as well. Being overweight is unhealthy and can lead to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and more, including a higher incidence of some cancers. Obesity is associated with a 10 year shorter life span than a person of ideal weight, in general. These are some of the facts.....aren't you interested in living a longer life? If so, today is the day to start to do something about it. You just have to be motivated....and then anything is possible.

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November 28, 2009

Why is the Rice Diet the right diet?

Dr Walter Kempner discovered the Rice Diet in 1939 after years of basic science (laboratory based) research on kidney cells and rats. He discovered that hypertension, heart failure and renal (kidney) disease could be helped on a very low sodium, fat and protein diet. At first he thought that this diet would only be able to be maintained for days or weeks, but found that with CLOSE MEDICAL SUPERVISION patients could do well for much longer.

The Rice Diet is a lifestyle diet that maintains a low sodium, fat and protein intake. It is actually a very natural diet of all the basic components of a well balanced diet. Restrictions are tailored to the individual circumstances and can be liberalized as the patient improves and eradicates some of their reversible illnesses. It is a lifestyle and diet that can easily be maintained throughout ones life. Rice, fruits, vegetables, fish, chicken, lean meats, eggs, pasta and small amounts of dairy products can provide a well balanced diet. Individual restrictions depend on the individuals medical conditions. The diet can be used for weight reduction or can be a maintenance diet. It can be used for the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and heart failure and peripheral arterial disease. The Rice Diet can reverse the effects and some of the damage that is induced by all the afore mentioned diseases. It has been able to reverse many of the severe complications that can occur with long standing diabetes ad hypertension.

Whether it is something that you adopt early in life, or only after you need to, due to obesity and its concomitant problems, the Rice Diet can work for you, in its strictest form when needed and in its modified form as a life long diet.

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