Diet Hacks: Feeling fuller with Konjac Noodles

Konjac Noodles

Dieting, Hunger & Satiety:

One of the key issues around dieting is feeling sated. Due to reduced food volumes (in most case bulky carbohydrates) an individual can find that they always feel hungry. This constant hunger can be a barrier to success and individuals with less than optimum levels of self-control can find themselves cheating.

So what can be done about it? 

We would like to introduce you to Konjac noodles  (or pasta and so on) which are also referred to as Shirataki noodles. These traditional Japanese noodles are made from the Konjac yam and are largely composed of water and glucomannan which is a water-soluble dietary fiber and not much else. Which means you could have a ‘pasta’ meal with some protein, hit your macros and still feel like you have had a normal and filling meal. These types of hacks can make a big difference in a diet and with increased feelings of satiety come increased chances of successful weight loss.

So what do you need to know?

Some of the Shirataki noodles are mixed with Tofu, don’t eat these the tofu effects the calories content of the noodles and also soy products is a poor choice for people who are looking to gain muscle mass (due to soy being a phytoestrogen).

We like and recommend:

We like, eat and recommend the Slendier brand and benefit is that it can be found in your local Woolies, Coles and at some IGAs (for Australians). You can also use their store locator on the website to find other stores.

Enjoy,

Eastside Fitness

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