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Oodles of noodles!

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Kazzieann, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Kazzieann

    Kazzieann Type 2 · Member

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    I love stir fries, prefer noodles to rice but as a recently diagnosed T2, I'm not sure where noodles sit on the low carb diet I'm trying to follow at the moment. Anyone got any suggestions?


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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Kazzieann Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for that, will get some in and give them a go


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    How severe is the laxative effect? I've been wanting to jump back in to a low carb diet for a while now, and these noodles just sound too good to be true (hoping they're not!)
     
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    i like hong kong noodles i think they're the best :D
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They have exactly the opposite effect on me and bung me up if I eat too many! :wideyed: like the noodles but the rice and pasta feel nasty in my mouth, I only have them occasionally because of the effect on my bowels, I have diverticulitis and being bunged up is the last thing I want.

    You need to add lots of flavour to them as they taste of nothing, I use them for spag bol and toss them in garlic butter and lots of black pepper, also good in a stir fry with chicken/prawn and chilli
     
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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I may not be a good judge of that, since I suffer from IBS as well. I had them 2x and was okay, just mild effects. Then another time with a bit stronger effects. Then I had them another time and all hell broke loose!

    If they don't upset you, I think they are a great alternative.
     
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    There is a great book called the low carb gourmet, you can get it on amazon. There is a recipe for squash spaghetti, which I'm sure you could do as noodles too. I haven't tried it yet, but you bake the squash halves in some water for 40mins and then just scrape out the squash with a fork! You can also microwave the squash. I bet this would be lovely with a nice stirfry.
     
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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, I forgot all about spaghetti squash. I haven't done that in years. Must put that on my grocery list. :)
     
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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's what the Slim Noodles from Eat Water are made from - konjac. I read a bit about konjac and its slimming-through-laxative properties. ;) Do you find the Shiriaake noodles you use have the same effect?
     
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    Konjac noodles have never bunged me up, or loosened me down, at all. No effect whatsoever.

    So I guess it must be a very personal thing.

    Where do you all buy them?

    I got an excellent deal once, on Groupon. Then another time I got a bulk order when Holland and Barrett did one of their BOGOF offers.

    I find them offensively expensive, at full price, and won't buy.
     
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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get them from H&B, when they have their penny sale. Otherwise, I agree, they are very expensive.
     
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