Can You Eat Rice & Beans and Still Lose Weight? – Leandro Carvalho Brazil Buttlift Answers

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So when I was perusing the Message Boards back in the Team Beachbody Chat Area, This one particular headline & Chat Thread completely caught my eye:

It Asked:

“Can You Eat Rice and Beans and Still Lose Weight??”


To the Latin Community who is trying to lose weight and also get healthy and fit, this is a burning question because the staple of alot of Latin Cultures is Some form of Rice And Beans.

For Cubans it’s : White Rice and Black Beans (Arroz con frijoles)

For Puerto Rican’s: It’s Arroz con Gandules (Which is Rice with Pigeon Peas)

For Nicaraguans it’s Gallo Pinto: Which is basically A Mix of White Rice and Pinto Beans (and it’s freaking Awesome!)

But if you are trying to lose weight, isn’t eating Rice and Beans a big No No??

First here is MY Take on it:

As a Latina Girl on the quest for a hard body and more fat loss, I currently stay AWAY from Rice. I’ll have me some black beans or pinto beans when I feel like eating something of Substance if I don’t feel like eating Meat because Beans are a great source of Protein.

The Generous plates of Arroz con frijoles and Vaca Frita are no longer part of my Daily or Weekly Menu.

On a very special occasion I may have a tiny serving, but I’ve pretty much gotten use to not eating Rice and Beans on a regular basis.

However, Leandro Carvalho, Creator of Beachbody’s Super Popular Program, Brazil Butt lift, shares his Expert opinion on whether you ‘Can eat Rice & Beans and Still Lose Weight”

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Basically, Just like everything else, it all comes down to moderation.

Personally, I would only reserve a bowl of Rice and Beans as a ‘Treat’ Meal once a week if you absolutely MUST have it while you are trying to lose weight.

Or you can substitute the White Rice which gets stored as sugar basically, with Brown Rice.

Personally, I hate Brown Rice, so what I will do, if I need a frijoles negros fix is just have a small cup of Black Beans all by themselves.

So there you have it.

Can You Eat Rice & Beans and Still Lose Weight?

Technically, YES!

But you MUST have it in moderation, (A little bit everyday is NOT what I consider Moderation) I’d say maybe once a week and I would account for it in my Treat Meal.

If you can palate Brown Rice, then make the necessary substitutions so that it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like plain white rice will.

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10 Responses to “Can You Eat Rice & Beans and Still Lose Weight? – Leandro Carvalho Brazil Buttlift Answers”

  1. I love me some black beans and brown rice!

  2. What we have been doing instead of rice is using “riced” cauliflower. It works great for me. I actually used it last night with my chili though 2 of my kids I did make rice for (ironically it was the 2 that are still considered underweight according to any charts) I think their bodies just know they need the carbs and the cauliflower isn’t a substitute. I also really like cauliflower crust pizza a bonus for me because its gluten free.

    • Very Cool Jenni! I’ve been meaning to try cauliflower pizza. They serve it at my favorite Pizza Place in Kendall : Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza! I’m just weary that it’s gonna taste toooo much like cauliflower…

  3. I love this combination! Haven’t heard of pigeon peas before though, where would I find them? And cauliflower doesn’t taste anything like itself with the proper seasoning. =)

  4. I like to go to Chipotle once in awhile and get some rice and beans.

  5. Arroz con gandules is the best!! Nowadays I use brown rice.

  6. Rice and beans are near the top of my list for food choices. Thank you for the information. Great post.

  7. Yup, as a Latina I grew on these foods … and well, I continue to eat rice and beans on a weekly basis – but it’s brown rice and NO refried beans. It’s a staple for me. I can definitely testify that you can lose/maintain weight eating rice and beans! AND it’s a perfect protein combo for vegetarians/vegans.

  8. Arroz con gandules y pollo ROCK! LOL Of course, I eat them moderately on a monthly basis. Great post on this topic!

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