You can add konjac flour -- often made into noodles -- to your diet during Phase 2 (and P3, and P4, etc.)!
Most varieties have NO fat and NO calories, so you can have as much of them as you want, as often as you want. We eat them (without guilt) for a feeling of fullness and extra texture. They also assist in digestion and help keep your bowels moving. It takes a bit of time for them to start their jobs, but if you add them daily, they will aid regularity!
(Konjac noodles are high in soluble fiber (glucommanan) -- YOU MUST INCREASE YOUR WATER INTAKE when you add the noodles. This may cause a stall for a day, but this is due to water retention and will "even out" after a day or two).
The liquid they come has an unusual odor (don't fret, the liquid is typically a low concentration of calcium hydroxide, which smells 'fishy' to some)! Rinse and rinse them well. They absorb whatever flavor you cook them with.
There are recipes available that use these noodles in a variety of creative ways on the TrimYou site -- Table of Contents (go to Recipes) and you'll see links for recipe files. From that link, you can also search "miracle noodles" and find more information.
Here are the different names for the noodles:
The konjac is a type of Asian yam -- it's made into all sorts of "pastas" like rice, spaghetti, and long noodles. Shirataki konjac is known and used in Asia as moyu or juruo in China, and konnyaku or shirataki in Japan.
Kosher noodles = MiracleNoodles ™
KONJAC FLOUR NOODLES GUIDELINES:
- Check the labels/ingredients. Some varieties of these noodles use TOFU (which isn't allowed on Phase 2).
- Only the konjac/yam variety is allowed on P2 -- NOT tofu. No seaweed.
- Check for 0 calories and 0 fat only
- They don't replace or substitute anything on the P2 food selection. They're extra (YAY!)
- They have a very long shelf life and keep for months
- Do not FREEZE them
- DRINK EXTRA WATER when you add them to your diet.
- You can buy them from your local Asian market or online.
- Google "Asian market" plus zip code (e.g., Asian market + 48617 and you will probably find one).
(Etiquette Tip: Use the correct name at the different stores -- as one of our Ketomisters accidentally insulted a shop keeper when asking for shirataki yam noodles in a non-Japanese store! OOPS!)
The noodles are wonderful fillers and the high fiber content works wonders to keep you regular.
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