April 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.

She wrote..."I love NoOodle, but this is a really dumb idea for a contest."

"She" was right. The picture thing did not go over well. I have not received any post pictures from the NoOodlists who entered into the NoOodle diet contest. If you recall back on January 1st when I first started my blog and this contest  I asked everyone to send in pre-diet pictures of their backsides. We were going on the NoOodle diet together, yippie! We set out to improve our health and wellness for our new years resolution. We had 11 participants including me. I have asked several times via our face book to have those who entered the diet contest to send in their post- diet photos after March 31st, I have not gotten any, not one. boo hoo! I guess it is not the first diet contest or new years resolution to be a bust, right?

As you may know I started the NoOodle diet contest so that I would be accountable to myself and get my health and wellness back by eating clean and exercising daily.  Did I accomplish my goals? Have made a difference in my health & wellness in the past three months?

I sure have! Today I eat a lot healthier than I have been eating in my past. I have not had any bread ( with the exception of one slice of pumpernickel) in three months. I have not had anything sweet made with gluten in 2014, yeah! Have I had some chocolate, yes, but it was dark chocolate (-:. I am feeling great & it is a constant work in progress, a lifestyle change.

Today I think about everything that goes into your month before it goes into my mouth. Where it's origin comes from? Is it organic or is it genetically modified? Is it grass fed? It is plant based? What is the carb/sugar-protien/fiber ratio of the foods I am eating?

I have learned a lot about nutrition over the last few months and I have cooked and eaten some really great foods so I am not missing my past a bit. More and More research and evidence everyday that we really are what we eat. 

"It's your life, eat a NoOodle meal everyday, yum!" Chef Terri 

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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July 18, 2015

I’ve read several blogs today that meinotn receiving a note from Santa. What a nice idea. My children never received a note from Santa, but they did get a phone call once.

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