The noodles that could help you lose oodles of weight: Product can trick you into feeling full
07:12 GMT, 19 October 2012
If hunger pangs keep getting in the way of sticking to your diet, it may be time to use your noodle.
Zero Noodles, a new Japanese brand, contain only ten calories in each 200g packet, meaning they can help you to feel full while barely registering on your waistline.
Made of 96 per cent water and containing the Asian ground root konjac, they have flown off the shelves in trials, with advocates claiming they can reduce the calorie content of a meal by up to 500 and effectively trick your brain into thinking you have eaten a full meal.
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Fibre provider: Zero Noodles, a new Japanese brand, contain only ten calories in each 200g packet, meaning they can help you to feel full while barely registering on your waistline
High street health food retailer
Holland & Barrett said they sold out within a week when they
trialled the high-fibre noodles in selected stores.
Priced at 1.99 per pack, they will now be introduced in 700 stores nationwide.
Laura Lamont, of the brand’s UK distributors Glow Nutrition, claimed
that regularly replacing pasta with Zero Noodles ‘dramatically’ cuts
calorie intake, while the konjac is said to stabilise blood-sugar levels
and prevent hunger pangs and over-eating.
Extraordinary: The noodles' packaging claims they have been used in Japan for centuries and shows that each 100g serving contains only five calories
weight-loss expert Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, warned:
‘Some people will not realise that you need to eat other food with the
noodles. Zero noodles contain only ten calories. That is not enough for
anybody. You need at least 600 calories a day.
‘If you want to get into shape, this is one of the last diets that I would resort to.’
& Barrett nutritionist Kate Butler agreed, saying: ‘Those wanting
to diet sensibly need to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition from
a sensible portion of protein and/or vegetables, eaten alongside the
Popular: High street health food retailer Holland & Barrett said they sold out within a week when they trialled the high-fibre noodles in selected stores
VIDEO: Learn how to cook Zero Noodles with Satay Sauce…