Can you not eat rice for a whole day

Malaysia
March 20, 2011 10:42pm CST
Some days ago I asked. Is rice Healthy. Now I want to ask you something related to rice again. Here there is an old saying "Perut bendang" literally translated Paddy field stomach. You will be called "perut bendang" if you are unable to go thought a day without eating rice. People who are "perut bendang" will have difficulty, stomach gas, giddy, uneasiness, clammy hand and many more .... Is natural or is it psychological. Are their mind playing trick on them. Have you ever experience such things.... or are you one of them....
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18 responses
• Philippines
13 Apr 11
I can go days without rice. As long as I have mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and peanuts then lots of water. Some might find it hard to go on day without because it has been programmed in their body system to eat rice. Rice is a staple food in my country. However I can teach my body to not to depend too much on it. It's both the within the mind and discipline matters.
• Malaysia
14 Apr 11
So it's just mind over matter. It is still not proven scientifically. some people would agree with you and there are some who would disagree. all in all it falls down to the individual.
@agrim94 (3807)
• India
22 Mar 11
Hi noorhizat, I am from Northern India and we produce the best rice in the world by name of Basmati rice , but surprising we north Indians are not much rice eating people and rice is not part of out staple diet , so we donot eat rice daily. As far as i am concerned i like rice a lot but still i have it once or twice a week.
• Malaysia
22 Mar 11
Hi agrim, We have basmati here, I guess the goverment import from your part of the world. We used it to make "beryani rice". They are eaten with either chicken, mutton or beef, you can even have vegetarian version of the rice. This kind of cooking you cannot eat it daily. It is very rich creamy and taste like heaven. Normally I eat this kind of rice at the "mamak restaurant" Indian muslim restaurant.
@flookie (31)
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
I think there are a lot of food that are great sources of carbohydrates. But there are some countries who actually eat rice 3 times a day. It depends on a country's culture I guess. But eating any food will make you survive.
• Malaysia
22 Mar 11
Every country got their own staple diet. We at the Asian side eat rice daily and yes some will eat it 3 times daily, some even more :). We eat to survive, but we can consume other form of food that is available to survive. The question is the kind of people I was talking about do exist and is psychological or natural? Are there people like this in other countries that ate rice as their staple? or is it just here. I do notice that the numbers of people like this is reducing. I thing this is due to the readily availability of alternative food to the younger generation compared to previously.
• India
21 Mar 11
no i doesn't eat that type of rice ever but in my language i eat one rice that is strenthy and strong why because these rice are not found in cities and there are all found in only villages they eat daily and they eat other one that is also called ragi mudha in my language they called as sangati i eat rice daily i didn't eat tiffin i eat only rice and sangati. These two are the best in my life i eat rice for three times in one day.
• Malaysia
21 Mar 11
That is you staple diet. The question is can you go 1 day or more without rice. What will happen if you do not eat rice for a longer time than usual?
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
Hi there! honestly i haven't really thought that there are people who are what you call as "perut bendang". maybe those people who had experienced some symptoms because of not eating rice for the whole day had also not taken any alternative source of carbohydrates. i think it's just psychological because what they had on their mind is that when they don't eat rice they will have difficulty, stomach gas, giddiness, uneasiness and clammy hands. For me, it is okay even if you don't eat rice for the whole day as long as you have eaten other source of carbohydrate like bread and many more.
• Malaysia
21 Mar 11
Same here, I can go many days without rice. It's just some people including a few friend if they did not take rice at least once in one day will have the problem that I said.
• Morocco
14 Apr 11
most of the Filipinos like me eat rice 3times a day...But I can manage without eating rice especially now im in country where they eat only bread..I think its psychological,I experience it sometimes although im full but im still looking for rice
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
12 Apr 11
I eat rice a few time a week. I alternating with pasta and potatoes as well. Fruits and vegetables are every day food. I think it is good to have a variation in what you eat.
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
since december i have stop eating rice. and at first it was very difficult you always feel hungry, feel unease because you feel that something was missing in your food intake but fortunately i have surpassed that obstacle and am now a no eating rice person
@adnileb (5066)
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
YES. I can finish the day without eating rice. Actually, I tried that for ONE WEEK. I just ate veggies and chicken. I'm missing rice sometimes though, but I managed to finish it until the last day.
@shaggin (55965)
• United States
21 Mar 11
What a funny name to call someone lol. I do like rice but I would not want to eat it everyday. My kids cant have rice as it makes them severly constipated so I usually just eat it once in awhile for lunch of dinner while I have made them something else to eat.
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
Here in Philippines we love to eat rice. All you get is more on carbohydrates and avoid eating too much rice if you are diabetic.
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
I don't eat rice for like 3 months now, I started last December, I eat everything except for rice, but of course I eat with moderation now. I have gained weight since my physician increase my steroids dosage, so I got really frustrated and I told myself that It's high time for me to really lose weight so started dieting. I'm not really a rice eater.
@mermaidivy (15403)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I can not eat rice for a day. Not eatin rice won't make me feel not getting enough energy. I like to have carbs in my dinner though.
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
it depend's on the country, in america, breakfast is egg and bacon or fruits then lunch is in the cafeteria, Fast Food Resto. (burger and fries+diet coke). in the Philippines(which i came from), is rice all day! (w/ viand). @Topic: yeah, i can eat w/o rice for the whole day. :)
• China
21 Mar 11
I am very keen on rice. And i do eat rice everyday. But if i don't eat rice whole then it's ok for me if i do some my favorite food.And i never experience such a problem for not eatning rice though i try to eat rice everyday. Good day!
@surekharathi (14166)
• India
21 Mar 11
Yes my husband has a problem of stomach gas and this is due to more rice now we are eating rice only once in a week. Because previous eating more rice this problem is arise so Dr. was saying eat less rice so this is start. No one can eat rice morning as well as evening rather than chappati only in the exceptional case in Chennai.
@tonyllenium (6259)
• Italy
21 Mar 11
i never had problems eating rice in general..so i eat sometimes during the week..but not so often as some other people...i think there are even some alternative to rice without problems..
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
i can have a day without eating even a single rice.... there are lots of substitute foods for rice. eating rice everyday and all my life it makes me feel sick...