Our expert says:
All foods have the potential to cause weight gain if you eat them in excess. Although the SA Food Tables do not list the energy value for rice cakes, I believe they contain 209 kJ per rice cake, which represents 3.3% of your daily energy allowance if you are an adult woman trying to lose weight. If you nibble 1 or 2 rice cakes on their own per day in the place of sweets and chocolates, then this should not make you fat. If you start eating the rice cakes with high-energy fats and spreads (butter, margarine, mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc) then they can cause weight gain.
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