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The Rice Diet Benefit:
 - Health Preservation
 - Disease Prevention
 - Disease Reversal
 - Weight Reduction

For a glimpse at what the rice diet can do for you, read the
Dallas Walker Story,  or watch our Testimonials

January 13, 2018

We are no longer accepting new patients.

October 19, 2013

"Swallowing problems may be the symptom of something more serious" article featured in Life Magazine of Lake Mary.

March 2, 2013
"Sudden chest pain?" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

February 23, 2013
Updates to stories in testimonials: Watch here.

December 30, 2012
"Living to be 100 - It's Doable" article featured in Life Magazine of Lake Mary.

December 27, 2012
Updates to stories in testimonials: Watch here.

December 20, 2012
"GERD...the reason we get heartburn" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

October 12, 2012
New Testimonials: Watch here.

September 29, 2012
"Beat Obesity by Living a Healthy Lifestyle" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

August 18, 2012
See our new video for tips on how to stay healthy when dining out.Tips for staying healthy when dining out

October 1, 2011
The Rice Diet Book
The Rice Diet of Central Florida Book Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Be Happy is now available for online purchase at The Rice Diet Book website.

August 21, 2011
Rice Diet of Central Florida Book Lose Weigh, Get Healthy and Be Happy Now Available
April 9, 2011
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March 20, 2011
New batch of testimonials added to website. Check them out to see new and continuing stories.

January 8, 2011
Congratulations to each Ricer that attained ideal weight during 2010, now you must maintain in 2011.

October 18, 2010
Abstracts published in the American Journal Gastroenterology and Poster presented at the national GI meetings in San Antonio, Texas.

July 20, 2010
First Ricer to lose 95 lbs in 9 months.

July 18, 2010
Rice Diet helps GERD in obese patients, abstract accepted to national gastroenterology meeting for October 2010.

June 30, 2010
2 abstracts submitted to the American College of Gastroenterology for the National meeting in October 2010.

March 27, 2010
Dramatic graphic results of blood pressure and blood sugar normalization.

February 6, 2010
6 month results of the Rice Diet:  2 people lose over 70 lbs each. Hypertension, diabetes, arthritis reversed.

November 28, 2009
Data results of the first 8 weeks of the Rice Diet program. Click here for more details.

September 23, 2009
Watch our testimonials to see our success stories. Click here.

September 16, 2009
Data results on the first 4 week session a great success! Click here for more details.

August 4, 2009
The Rice Diet of Central Florida began the first group sessions. Congratulations!

May 25, 2009
The Rice Diet will be administered and medically supervised by Dr. Douglas Sprung, as an extension of the dietary management of obesity and other medical illnesses, provided through the Gastroenterology Group.

About the Diet

The Rice Diet consists of rice, fruits, vegetables, grains, breads, fish, and chicken. It can be relatively high in fiber, depending on which fruits and vegetables are eaten. Specific recommendations would be made for those suffering with constipation.

The original Rice Diet consisted of daily rice and fruit servings with the subsequent addition of vegetables and, finally, small amounts of fish and chicken.

The Rice Diet of Central Florida incorporates vegetables earlier in the diet and uses a congee preparation of the rice. Congee is essentially rice porridge, that can be thin or thick consistency, but unlike rice in its granular form. The congee allows a variety of presentations and advantages:

  1. A bowl of congee rice is only 1/8 the calories of a bowl of plain rice.
  2. It is easy to mix vegetables and fish or chicken into congee to make a tasty dish.
  3. It is easy to add spices like Mrs. Dash, which do not have salt, but taste good and make the food quite flavorful.
  4. Congee can be made into a variety of consistencies, which makes it appealing to a greater number of individuals. It can be soup-like, pudding-like, or a consistency in-between.
  5. Breakfast congee is like porridge and can be garnished with fruit, honey, raisins, cinnamon, yogurt, splenda, etc.
  6. Lunch/Dinner congee has more spices and vegetables.

Along with the congee rice, there is an allowance of 5 fruits per day that can either be divided within the 3 meals or eaten as snacks. As the diet progresses, other low calorie snacks are incorporated, each around 100 calories and very low in sodium.

The diet is low in fat and low in sodium. Low sodium helps lower blood pressure, reduce appetite, and lead to a feeling of improved overall health. The protein content is moderate, and a daily vitamin supplement is required.

After 1-2 weeks of the basic diet, vegetables are added to the lunch and dinner menu. Presentations will vary according to the Chef’s whim, which will allow you to sample a great variety of possible dishes and pick those you like best to continue eating at home.

In the final week, fish, chicken, and bread will be added to the menu.

We recommend drinking water; however, tea, decaffeinated coffee, small amounts of regular coffee, and certain low sodium flavored waters are permitted.

The diet is incomplete without daily walking exercise. Distance and speed will be determined by one’s physical health and ability. The more exercise one can do, the more they are likely to lose. Those who are severely limited will have a slower rate of weight reduction, but can also be successful. Those who are more fit may do other exercises at the nearby gym facilities to maintain and augment muscle mass.

The diet content and calories will change during the weeks you are on the program depending upon one’s results and goals.