January 09, 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.

Today starts my second week on the NoOodle diet & I feel great!!!

Today is day 8 on the NoOodle diet and I feel great! I feel better today than I have in years. I think it is combination being alcohol free for one month & being gluten free now for a full week.

My day started bright and early with a session with my trainer Aaron. He really kicked my butt! An hour of vigorous work outs. He seems to concentrate a lot on my “Gluts” which is really another term for my butt muscles. He also loves the upper back muscles. Today I asked him why he focuses on those areas. He told me it was because those muscles are the largest & they burn the most calories. He also told me that when you strengthen your upper back it helps keep everything up right and aligned which makes sense to me. Every time I see him he asks for a complete run down of my daily consumption. He wants me to eat equal amounts of protein to carbs. I had told him today that I wasn’t eating any carbs. He said, “yes you are, from the veggies,”. My response… “Oh yeah”. I had told him that I made a great salad of cold beets, a can of tuna, arugula and red onions mixed with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh lemon juice with salt and pepper. It was great. He asked, “were those beets raw or cooked”. I told him I boiled them, peeled them and then chilled them overnight. Of course my obvious question was, “Why would it matter?”. He had explained that the body takes all day to digest a raw beet or carrot as opposed to cooked beets and carrots. Ah-ha, the whole Juicing thing now makes complete sense to me. I am learning on my NoOodle diet in addition to getting my health & wellness back.

I love exploring new things. I ask lots of questions and I gain knowledge. Knowledge is a true gift of life. I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by so many gifted people who are experts in their field of work. Thru them I have become a bigger & more knowledgable person. I have to keep this post short because I have a very busy day today. Lots of meetings to prepare for a very exciting event that Is coming up for me & NoOodle.


I can’t tell you what that is today, it’s a secret, for now. I will be able to share my secret with my fellow NoOodlists really soon so stay tuned and make it a great day!

Chef Terri


Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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