I just looked up adult male calorie requirements. It's 2,500 kcal per day.

There's 1,250 kcal per kilo of basmati rice.

Does that mean I need to eat the calorie equivalent of two kilo bags of rice per DAY??

I actually need to lose a stone and must have done something wrong. Can anyone help me out to understand how it works?

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    Eating only rice would leave you malnourished; energy (calories) is only one part of what your body needs from its diet.
    – dbmag9
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 16:26
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    Hi, I am afraid we don't take questions about nutrition (how much of what should anyone eat). The purely mathematical part of it is OK, but it happens to be a duplicate (the other question is in calories per volume, but you can find a ton of sites which will happily convert rice from weight to volume).
    – rumtscho
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 17:14
  • Agree, no way I'm just eating just rice.
    – SeanJ
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 17:15
  • @rumtscho the other question does not answer my question. Any ideas where I went wrong. Surely two kilo bags of rice a day would be crazy?
    – SeanJ
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 17:20
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    It looks like you're thinking of dry rice (bags of rice) but that calorie measurement is likely for cooked rice. I'm seeing 356 calories per 100g of raw (uncooked) rice, which would be nearly triple what you're currently measuring - 130 calories per 100g of cooked rice. Remember that rice absorbs a lot of water when it cooks, so you have to measure the right things. A two kilo bag of rice would have around 7000 calories, not 2,500.
    – Catija
    Commented May 19, 2022 at 2:25


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