January 11, 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.

If you have a trainer & he or she is like a therapist, ditch your trainer & hire a therapist!

Today is day 11 on the NoOodle diet. It started with a training session with Aaron Morrison at The trainers Gym.  The entire time I felt like puking! Every workout with him seems to get harder and harder. I have had trainers in the past and although they pushed me more than I would push myself they were not like Aaron, not even close. I use to love going to see my trainers because I would talk to them about my issue/issues of the week. They were more like a therapist to me than anything else. We would talk the entire time, not with Aaron. Who has time to talk when your training???  The entire time with Aaron I am either gasping for air or cursing or a combination of the two. If you are spending money on a trainer and you find yourself talking or laughing get a new trainer cause your not getting your monies worth.

Some of you guys are telling me you don’t want to send in pictures of your butt to enter into the NoOodle diet contest. I get it, I really do.  I just posted my butt on my website for the whole world to see. It’s not confidential. I am being accountable for what my butt looked like when I started this diet. I am sorry for those of you who think this a dumb contest. How else are we suppose to measure our results? I have not weighed myself in years with the exception of my dr. visits and even then I close my eyes. If you are building muscle and trimming down the fat, it is quite possible that you will be losing inches and not losing pounds. Scales don’t work for me.  I measure my results three ways, how my clothes are fitting, how I look and how I feel. When I am chubby or out of shape my sex drive goes down. I just don’t get into it as much as I do when I am looking my best. Can you relate with me? I have a feeling this is a female thing. Of course I know that John ( my boyfriend) would rather have me be a size six than a size ten. However, he is into me either way. It’s not about him anyway.  Sex appeal comes from within.

However,  I do remember in December after we left a Christmas party ( where all the woman were a size 2-6) he looked at me and asked,  ”Do you think you will be big your entire life?” I looked at him and said, ” Big? I am not big…I am medium”. You may think that was a rude thing for my Johnny to ask me. I would rather think  he was being honest. I was big for myself. When we met, over three years ago, I was a size six and looking hotter than I look today. Think about going on a beach vacation. The vacation is so much more fun when we are feeling good about our bodies. I hate it when I am feeling self conscious in that bathing suit, it’s no fun.  Here is a picture of me & John. He is my lover, my best friend & my business partner in NoOodle. I know he loves big, medium, or small. When we decide to make a life change the only way we will truly reach our goals is when we make that change for ourselves.


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