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Posted by: bubu | 2012/07/13

noodles

Hi Doc,

Does snacking with noodles assist with weight loss.

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Dear Bubu
I suppose you are referring to 2 minute noodles? I don't have a packet of standard 2 minute noodles in my cupboard, but I have just checked a label for a 2 minute noodle product that I evaluated for a client and the energy and fat contents per 100g (a full packet) for that specific product were 1410 kJ of energy and 5.7 g of fat (in this case derived from palm oil). If you are trying to lose weight, then having a meal that supplies 1410 kJ of energy represents 22,4% of your daily energy allowance of 6300 kJ. If you only have 3 main meals a day, we usually allocate 2100 kJ or 1/3 of the daily energy allowance per meal. So I don't think that having 2 minute noodles for a meal like lunch is particularly fattening. But if you are going to have a full packet of 2 minute noodles in addition to your 3 main meals, then they will increase your energy intake and could hamper weightloss. Such products also have a very high salt content, which is not desirable.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/07/16

Dear Bubu
I suppose you are referring to 2 minute noodles? I don't have a packet of standard 2 minute noodles in my cupboard, but I have just checked a label for a 2 minute noodle product that I evaluated for a client and the energy and fat contents per 100g (a full packet) for that specific product were 1410 kJ of energy and 5.7 g of fat (in this case derived from palm oil). If you are trying to lose weight, then having a meal that supplies 1410 kJ of energy represents 22,4% of your daily energy allowance of 6300 kJ. If you only have 3 main meals a day, we usually allocate 2100 kJ or 1/3 of the daily energy allowance per meal. So I don't think that having 2 minute noodles for a meal like lunch is particularly fattening. But if you are going to have a full packet of 2 minute noodles in addition to your 3 main meals, then they will increase your energy intake and could hamper weightloss. Such products also have a very high salt content, which is not desirable.
Best regards
DietDoc

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