For some time now I have been struggling with adding something to my diet that will help me feel full without adding a great deal to my calories. I love my food but my protein allowance would barely sustain me till the next meal. I was experimenting with some Chinese food and I bought something I thought was tofu at the time. When I opened it at home I found it says Shirataki. After a lot of googling I found out that it is some kind of noodle or tofu-like food made entirely from yam fiber also called Konnyaku. Shirataki is basically noodles made from Konnyaku. 200 grams of either have nearly 5 calories or less. They are incredibly high on fiber as well. I googled these foods extesively and in Japan they seem to be eaten once in a while mainly to do some colon cleansing.They call them "intestine sweeper".
I did not care much for konnyaku because it is jelly-like and I hate jelly lol. But I used shirataki as a replacement for noodles and pasta. This is not an attach on noodles or pasta, but I prefer to use my carb allowance on something else. I found shirataki to be more rubbery than noodles, but with few dollops of tomato sauce, some red and yellow pepper and a sliced olive... yum yum... make belief could not taste better. lol
I also used it as a replacement for noodles in soups. I shredded them and put them in fat-free minestrone and for a celery-hater like me... wow... that was very edible lol
I needed to drink loads of water when I eat shirataki. It was a breakthrough for someone who love their food.
I thought I'd share with anyone who is struggling to stay on the diet.
Has anyone found anything else that is little heard of? Thanks.
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I've tried that shirataki, it looked good in the bag, but sorry, it 'felt' too weird, the texture. I couldn't finish it... :(
oops forgot to add my item that doesn't hurt your calorie too bad. Zevia soda. It's 100%natural stevia. I have cola and ginger root beer. 0 calories, 0 sugaar, nothing artificial, 12 carbs. And the best thing is: all natural!! I found mine at a health store, $6 for a 6-pack. But I only drink it when I crave a soda which isn't often, so it's worth the price to me.
I know what you are saying about the texture. Zevia soda sounds good. I will check it out. Thanks!
I like the flavored waters from the grocery stores or Wal-mart has them too. They are 0 for everything and they taste sweet.
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