January 06, 2014

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NoOodle is made of 97% water & 3% soluble fiber also known as Glucomannan fiber. Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber. Derived from the roots of the Asian Konjac plant, Glucomannan boasts many health and wellness benefits.

Top 10 Benefits of Eating NoOodle

  1. Zero calories— the glucomannan in NoOodle contributes no calories and when consumed as part of a meal reduces the net caloric content of the meal.  The calories come from what else one puts on the noodles.
  2. Lowers calorie uptake— the glucomannan in NoOodle increases the viscosity of the gastro-intestinal content and reduces rate of food (calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar) absorption in the small intestine.  The net effect of consuming a meal with NoOodle is that one absorbs less calories from the other foods eaten with it.
  3. Promotes satiety— the glucomannan in NoOodle is made up largely of water which fills one up quickly giving the feeling of satisfaction.  One tends to eat less when NoOodle is part of the meal.
  4. Delays hunger— the glucomannan in NoOodle increases the viscosity of gastro-intestinal content and extends the feeling of fullness so one doesn’t feel hungry for an extended period of time.
  5. Modulates glucose spikes— the glucomannan in NoOodle reduces the rate of glucose absorption in the small intestine and prevents blood glucose from spiking (clinically proven to be more effective than xanthan gum and psyllium).  Stirring in NoOodles into ice cream and parfaits helps one enjoy treats with less absorption of sugar.
  6. Modulates insulin surges— the glucomannan in NoOodle, by slowing glucose uptake in the small intestine, reduces the body’s need for insulin.
  7. Cholesterol reducing agent— the glucomannan in NoOodle, by virtue of its viscosity, traps the cholesterol from foods and also the cholesterol released by the body and prevents it from being re-absorbed.  A meal containing NoOodle in addition to flushing out cholesterol from the GI tract will also contribute to reducing cholesterol in the blood cholesterol.  Cholesterol reduction is further enhanced when glucomannan is combined with other cholesterol reducing agents such as plant sterols and chitosan.
  8. Regularity / laxative effect— glucomannan is a dietary fiber and prevents constipation by increasing bulk in the colon without the discomfort associated with most other dietary fibers.
  9. Anti-inflammatory activity— although the mechanism is still being investigated, the positive effect of glucomannan on skin inflammation is well known among its users.  For centuries NoOodle like products have been part of Eastern traditional medicine.
  10. Prebiotic activity— serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity.  Foods that promote the growth of healthy bacteria have innumerable health benefits for people of all ages and genders.

Day Four on the NoOodle Diet

I completed day 2 and 3 without cheating, Yeah for me!!! I am so excited because we have several people who have entered the contest by sending me their confidential photos of their backside. I would love to hear from you guys to see how your first few days have gone. I made some fast, fun & healthier NoOodle dishes over the past two days. Here is one of my favorites, yum!

Chicken “Terri- Yaki” NoOodle
Ingredients:
4 ounce grilled chicken
2 ounce carrots pre cooked
2 ounce mushrooms
2 tablespoons Gluten free teriyaki sauce (Chef terri recommends San-J)
1 meal starter chicken infused (broth drained and discarded)

 

Place drained NoOodles on a hot skillet ( on medium heat) for one minute until excess broth evaporates. Add mushrooms & sauce saute for three minutes. Add carrots and NoOodles mix until hot. Serve sliced chicken on top to make it look pretty. This dish is about 150 calories & fills you up!

I love this diet because I don’t feel like I am on a diet. The reason being is I always feel satiated. I get very cranky when I feel really hungry. When I was in the restaurant business I found it fascinating to watch some of my patrons during lunch time. I would instantly recognize those who were “starving” when they came in. They seemed cranky and very focused on eating right away. As soon as their bellies were full they were coontent & happy. I think in order to be successful on any diet It’s much easier when you don’t constantly feel starving. Thank you NoOodle for filling me up with foods that are not only healthy & gluten free but also delicious!

Have a great day & remember, “It’s your life, use your NoOodle. ”

Chef Terri


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