some folks say white rice should not be thrown into the same bin as those other items. It's a non-gluten grain. Some say it's a wash which is better/worse brown or white rice. I'd say most agree if you eat it and it works with you, eat it mindfully - timing is important. PUt butter on it, not that campbells mushroomn gravy. Even though it's delicious.
spend energy doing, less energy worrying
avoid seed and veg oils like your life depends on it
you know, even the best of us actually eat pizza and hamburgers too. I'm not among the best, but it's not a 100% rule. I've been guided on here and thru common sense to just make a change at a time form good habits. Good habits push out old ways.
This thread is about ready for a wrap up. I'm waiting for underwear to dry so I can go get some food
you don't have to cut out white rice, just don't eat it by the ton
If your ever have doubts wether or not you should eat something, i.e. White rice, eat it after your workouts. This way you'll make almost 100% it won't turn out effecting your diet negatively.
Plus, don't get too neurotic and don't change everything too hastely. If you worry and overthink every day what you can and can't eat, it's just a diet. And diets wont last long. We are talking about a permanent lifestyle change here, it's better to make it suit your needs. Make small and slow changes into better rather than crash and burn type of changes.
Plus, it's alright to have cheat days in your diet. Just make sure you can keep the amount of cheat days in control. I have once per week.