The Indomie Diet is one of the common diets used in losing weight.

If you have never heard of the Indomie diet before, it exists.

There’s something like that….

It entails eating noodles for a set period of time. 

Most people try it for one week.

Some people stick to eating one super pack of noodles in a day while others eat 3 small packs of noodles(indomitable)in a day.

Like most diet, it works. I’ve seen people get results from Indomie diet.

Indomie diet proves that weight loss is all about the quality and quantity of your calories, every other thing you add to it is just a bonus.

Most people use it as a quick way of dropping a few kilos within a short period of time.

Like most diet, it has benefit and risks but more importantly,  it is not sustainable.

Please, I will like you to know that I’m simply addressing the Indomie Diet as an entity and because it was the top question that brought people to this site last month.

I’m by no means encouraging anyone to try Indomie diet.

If you have known me for a while, you will know that my gospel for weight loss is focusing on the quality and quantity of your calories. Eating all classes of food in the right portion.

That being said,

How does the Indomie diet work?

It works because it’s a very low-calorie diet.

It’s very easy to control the number of calories you’re eating in a day on Indomie diet because you have access to the label.

For example,  Indomitable- the 70g noodles contains 370 calories.

Eating 3 of that in a day = 1110 calories

That’s for the noodles alone, not adding any calories from any other thing that will be added.

If you’re eating 1 egg with each noodles with about 70 calories for each egg, that’s about 210 calories.

1110 + 210 = 1320 Calories.

Depending on your caloric needs for the day based on age, weight, height, gender, level of physical activity – It might be a good fit for a number of people caloric wise when it comes to the number!

Some people go to the extreme and eat only one Superpack noodle which contains a little bit less than 700 calories for the day in the hope that it will help them lose weight faster.

While this might work short term, the number of calories is less than the recommended 1200 calories anybody should consume in one day.

So the Indomie diet basically works by helping you reduce your caloric intake.


Here’s the nutritional value of Indomie Instant noodles…

70g small size contains:

Calories: 370 calories (kcal)
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Protein: 7 g
Total Fat: 0.65g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Dietary Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 1180mg
Sugars: 0.4g
Vitamin A: 20% of the RDI
Thiamin: 15% of the RDI
Pentothenate: 4% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 20% of the RDI
Vitamin B12: 6% of the RDI​
Calcium: 2% of the RDI
Vitamin D: 15% of the RDI​
Riboflavin: 8% of the RDI
Niacin: 2% of the RDI
Folic acid: 15% of the RDI
Iron: 8% of the RDI
RDI means Recommended Dietary Intake. And note the RDI values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


The simple answer is NO.


Low in nutrients: Most of the calories in Indomie comes from refined wheat and oil. And they contain a low amount of vitamins and minerals.

Contains too much sodium: Indomie contains a high amount of sodium content (salt). As it is, we already consume more than enough sodium already from eating too much-processed foods. And a high sodium diet increases your risk of having high blood pressure.

Contain MSG:  MSG or monosodium glutamate (E621) is a common food additive found in many processed foods. It’s used to enhance flavor.

You see, MSG can cause an adverse reaction including headaches, nausea, asthma, hives, swelling, and nasal inflammation in some people.

Also, some research has linked MSG to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome in women.
In essence, the effect of Indomie on human health can be bad when eaten too much.


If you must use the sauce, never use more than half.

Add more nutritious ingredient to bulk it up  eg Green peas, Carrots, Red bell pepper, Green bell pepper, onions, a protein of choice

Avoid adding extra oil to reduce the number of calories

As with all, eat in moderation.  Don’t make it an everyday occurrence.

To know the whole amount of calories after adding other ingredients, read this article on how to count calories.

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