No Oodles
No Oodles , 03-29-2012 11:21 PM


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A few weeks ago, I tried No oodles. No calories, no fat, no net carbs, no soy, no gluten. They are made from water, yam flour, and lime. After the first time I tried them, my stomach bloated as though I was 7 months pregnant. I thought--no way-- this is a totally benign product. I had them again 2 days later. Now, my stomach bloated as though I was nine months pregnant. I gained 3 pounds over the days that I ate them. It took almost a week to get back to normal. Has anyone else had this problem?

I am very disappointed. I had been so excited when I bought them.

Luckily, at about the same time, I discovered the kelp noodles. I am actually losing weight eating these. The Shirataki tofu noodles are also fine. But, I don't like to rely too much on soy, given the adverse connection with the thyroid. I would love to hear of anyone else who has tried these noodles.

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RE: No Oodles , 03-30-2012 12:36 PM


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It was probably all the fiber that caused your bloating. Are they different than other brands of Shirataki noodles? Maybe the ones with soy don't bother you as much because there's less fiber.

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RE: No Oodles , 03-30-2012 11:21 PM


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I suspect it is the the type of fiber (yam flour) that is responsible for all the bloating. I had never had such a strong and lengthy response to anything like this before. I don't seem to have any problems with the Shirataki tofu noodles or the kelp noodles. So, I guess, I will just stick with those.

I am interested to know if anyone has been having the No oodles and has built up a tolerance over time.

Thanks for responding, Linda Sue

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RE: No Oodles , 03-31-2012 12:36 PM


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Aren't the tofu kind of Shirataki also made with yam flour? I thought that maybe the tofu kind didn't bother you as much because it's not just yam flour like the plain Shirataki noodles. The tofu would reduce the fiber content.

The House Foods site says that theirs are made with tofu and yam flour:

Quote:Tofu Shirataki is a great pasta alternative made from blending the root of the Konnyaku - a member of the yam family and tofu.

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RE: No Oodles , 03-31-2012 01:40 PM


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I just looked at the back of the package of the Shirataki tofu noodles, and it does list yam flour after the tofu. I have both packs in front of me, and both are 8 oz. packages. A serving of the tofu noodles is 1/2 of the bag, but a serving of the No-oodles is 1/5 of the bag. I did eat 1/2 of the bag of the No-oodles (which is barely enough for any type of pasta dish). Now, I am thinking that they probably listed the small serving size due to the bloating that might occur from eating a larger portion. I will have to give the No-oodles another chance, but stick to the suggested serving size. Thanks, Linda Sue!

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