January 02, 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.

My First Day on the NoOodle Diet

Why are the first days of most things always SO hard???

Do you know the feeling of that first intense workout after you have not been working out for awhile?

Your body says no, no, no! It’s miserable, you can’t breathe! All you keep thinking is ” I am never going to get thru this workout, I am going to die”. For those who really push themselves you most likely feel like throwing up or feeling like your going to pass out or a combination of the two. The first workout after a long hiatus is always the toughest to conquer & yet we do. Not only that, the feeling of completing that first workout is inspiring! We did it!  It gives us inspiration to do it again, and again and again.

The first day of my diet was almost as brutal as the first day of working out. My body now craves carbs because I have been eating so many. My body is now addicted to the carbs that come from eating gluten. The NoOodle diet is low glycemic & it is also gluten free. The first day of removing any kind of addiction, in this case complex carbs, is almost impossible, but not quite.  I did it & completing day #1 has inspired me to go to day #2.


This is what I consumed yesterday:

64 ounces of water

16 ounces of coffee

3 tablespoons low fat milk ( for my coffee)

16 ounces purple cabbage soup

2 boxes of chicken infused NoOodle

6 ounces of grilled salmon

2 pieces of trident gum

2 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter

It was a holiday yesterday and a great day for me to prep some of the food I will be eating in the days to come. I know everyone says, “Preparation is the Key”. I think it is true. It is definitely true for cooking, especially when you are cooking for many people. It is certainly true if you are going to attempt any diet. To prep for my diet I went thru the refrigerator/freezer and cabinets and I removed everything I couldn’t eat and gave it away. I always have lots of veggies on hand so I started cooking up some healthy foods that I could pair with the NoOodle.  I don’t ever use recipes in my cooking. I understand that some people love to use recipes. For you guys that love to follow recipes I will create recipes for the NoOodle dishes I create. I love soup, especially in January in Chicago. It’s fast, fun & healthier & it makes people happy (-:


NoOodle & Purple Cabbage Soup

1 box of chicken NoOodle meal starter

8 ounces of purple cabbage soup (see recipe below)

Mix together in a small pot until hot. This yummy 16 ounce bowl of soup filled me up & tasted great, try it out!


Purple Cabbage Soup (pictured raw above)


One whole purple cabbage sliced

one small yellow onion sliced

15 cherry tomatoes  halved

a bunch of fresh dill

4 chicken bullion cubes

water to cover all veggies

1 tablespoon caraway seeds

salt & pepper to taste


Method is SOOOOO easy!

Put all veggies into a the pot, add water to reach the top of veggies and add bouillon and caraway seeds. Bring to a boil then reduce heat on low and cover. Ready in 30 minutes to an hour depending on the texture of the veggies you desire.

In addition to doing some cooking yesterday I was able to get my cardio workout in. I have been told by Aaron, my trainer, to do the following to burn the most calories during a workout. One minute you go to a speed over ten and then the next minute you go back to a speed of six or seven and then you go to ten again for the next minute and so on and so on until you reach 20 minutes. The precor machine said I went 2.80 miles and burned a total of 180 calories in 20 minutes.  I finished with some push-ups, sit-ups and stretching for 15 minutes.

We have had some requests about the timing of when you can send it your picture to enter into the contest. To give you a chance to take the photo we are extending the time you can enter  to January 10th. We also are extending the time period to February 28th to give us all more time to see measurable results. On February 28th all second pictures of your improved physique should be taken and submitted to me by March 2nd. On March fourth, my birthday, I will announce our three winners of our first NoOodle Diet Contest.  I am so excited for our improved health & wellness that is in our future, thanks!

“It’s your life, use your NoOodle”.

Chef Terri

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers




July 16, 2015

It is odd, isn’t it, PJ?I suspect it is their eorfft to parry what is clearly a wheat-related issue, and spin it into something that no longer reflects badly on them.Of course, the fact that celiac disease has quadrupled over the last 50 years doesn’t deserve a mention . . .


July 13, 2015

Anncoo, Thanks.Nat, ya, I think you could subsitute by other mayo that you could easliy found at your place, but dont think the taste would be the same, this recipe must have that Japanese mayo..

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