Eat this and not that’ is a piece of very popular advice almost anyone trying to lose weight seeks and gets, multiple times in a day. Weight loss is tricky since everyone has a different body type, accordingly to which we decide the food we eat and the workout we follow. If you were to follow every piece of advice you get when it comes to losing weight, you are very less likely to actually lose it.
With an overflow of information around us about diets and workouts and the unreal standards and goals we set for ourselves looking at celebrities working out in the gym and eating a strict diet, we are most likely to get confused about what we should eat, and what we should not. Many nutritionists recommend home-cooked food as the only secret to healthy weight loss. However, even that has too many options and we often find ourselves confused about what would be more appropriate for our weight-loss diet. When the choice is between roti, paratha and rice, which one should you pick for losing weight?
Is roti the best option?
Most people would consider roti the best choice on a weight-loss diet, especially if they make a few alterations to the classic way that it is made. Roti is also very versatile – different types of flours can be used to make it, and one can pick a flour that works the best for their diet. It is also oil-free, unlike a paratha, which makes it a better choice for weight loss. Though traditionally, ghee is applied on the roti, it can be easily skipped when one wants to follow a strict diet. One serving of roti contains about 120 calories, which makes it a rich and one of the primary sources of carbohydrates for many Indians. Roti definitely has certain properties that make it fit for a weight-loss diet.
Or is paratha the safer bet?
Parathas may not be the first choice for people who are on a diet, because of the oil/butter or ghee which is used in their preparation. Parathas are also versatile and different types of flours can be used to make it, but everyone on a weight loss diet would agree that oily food is a strict no-no when you are trying to reduce some inches.
Would rice make a better weight loss appropriate food?
Some 100 g of rice contains 130 calories, which is almost the same as one serving of roti. Rice, depending on the variety you use, can be starchy or non-starchy, which can affect the calories you take and in turn, affect your weight. Rice, however, contains slightly less fat than rotis. Rotis, on the other hand, contain sodium, potassium and iron, which are present in lesser quantities in rice.
Final verdict – Rice or roti?
The oil content definitely rules out the consumption of paratha during a weight loss diet. However, when it comes to the choice between roti and rice, it is slightly tricky. Which of the two would be a better choice depends on the variety of rice you use, or which flour you use to make your rotis. Losing weight also has a lot to do with portion control, so no matter what you eat, it is more important to control your portions and not binge on a particular food.