Q. What are the replacements for rice to help in weight loss while planning for pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 10, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a 35-year-old female trying to lose weight for pregnancy. I want to stop taking rice as it is rich in carbohydrates and start kodo millet. Is it good to avoid rice and replace it with kodo millet? Kindly suggest.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

Yes, it is good to replace rice with kodo millet. Millets, on digestion, release sugar slowly in the bloodstream and helps in losing weight. Also, this reduces your chances of getting diabetes, which is also good for conception and future pregnancy. I suggest including other complex carbohydrates, like peas, beans, and vegetables, in your diet.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.

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