"I could never give up rice."

This, by far, this is the most common response I get when I tell people about how I lost weight doing Keto. (Disclaimer: most of my friends are Asian, lol.)

I'm one month into my post-Keto experiment, back to eating carbs on the daily basis…and as much as I've loved eating bagels, cereal, pizza, and sandwiches again on the regular, I simply have zero cravings for white rice now.

I just don't see the point anymore! White rice has no flavor. Keto has burned into my head that carbs are just a vehicle for all the flavorful stuff. Seriously, all the flavor comes from everything else that's on your plate. If I'm gonna eat too much of anything, I'd much rather eat more chicken, beef, or veggies than put meaningless (and high-glycemic) carbs to my body.

It took me a long time to get here. Pre-Keto Mel never would've thought of giving up rice completely. But here I am today, living proof that even as an Asian, giving up rice is totally doable.