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The Power of Fiber: Transforming Our Pasta Love into Healthy Choices

Hey there, fellow pasta lovers! We're Mike and John, many of you know us as the Godfather's Pizza guys or the Dew Chilli guys.

Several of you got to know us through our TV show we did many moons ago called Mike and John's World. The show focused-on lifestyles. Featuring other businesses in Central Illinois and different things to do.

Well, we've decided to bring back a version of that show through a blog, with the same mission to help.

So, now that you have a little background let's get to what has prompted this post. We're going to talk about some personal things.

John and I are two individuals who share a deep love for pasta, but at one point in our lives, we let our weight spiral out of control. John weighed 230 pounds, and I was at a staggering 426 pounds.

Both of us had difficulty getting around. I more so than John. Because of my weight, I slept a lot, while trying to run a business.

As I said it took its toll on both of us. Yes, we had let ourselves go.

But today, thanks to our dedication and a little help from Nutrisystem, John is now weighing in at 200 pounds, and I've made significant progress at 322 pounds.

We'll talk more about our Nutrisystem journey in future posts. This post is not about Nutrisystem.

These days, the motionless days in the Laz-Z-Boy are gone. The pains of getting around are gone, and both of us are determined to not allow this to happen again.

It took a health scare to wake us up and the love of Johns daughter Courtney, but while our journey isn't over, we are on the right path.

We're excited to share something special

with you that has been a game-changer

in our weight loss journey.

Soon, you'll be seeing some updated.

pictures of us. I want to drop a little more. I don't look like this anymore.

But first let's talk about Our Pasta Dilemma: As pasta lovers, we were disheartened to learn that our beloved pasta was not the healthiest option for our weight loss goals.

We were determined to find a way to enjoy pasta while staying on track.

That's when I (Mike) faced some health scares last year, and ended up in the hospital. That led John's daughter, Courtney, to give us a much-needed heart-to-heart talk about getting back on track.

The Plant-Based Pasta Revelation: Courtney stepped in to prepare meals for us after I was released from the hospital.

She brought over pasta. We were overjoyed, well that was until she revealed that it was plant-based pasta.

To our surprise, we couldn't tell the difference in taste or texture. We were sold!

John and I have been ordering this plant-based pasta ever since, and it has become an essential part of our weight loss journey. It comes in Penne, Spaghetti, Lasagna form and more. It's delivered right to our door in no time at all.

The Health Benefits of Fiber:

Now, let's talk about this fantastic pasta that has been a game-changer for us. One of its standout features is its high fiber content. Fiber is a crucial component of a healthy diet, and we want to share with you ten amazing health benefits of fiber:

  1. Healthy Weight Loss: Fiber helps you feel full, reducing overall calorie intake.

  2. Weight Control: It assists in maintaining a healthy weight by curbing cravings.

  3. Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Fiber helps regulate blood sugar levels.

  4. Lower Odds of Heart Disease: It lowers cholesterol levels and promotes heart health.

  5. Increased Beneficial Gut Bacteria: Fiber nourishes your gut microbiome, promoting digestive health.

  6. Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers: It may lower the risk of colorectal cancer.

  7. Longer Life: A high-fiber diet has been linked to increased longevity.

  8. More Regular Bowel Movements: Fiber aids in preventing constipation.

  9. All-Natural Detox: It assists in flushing toxins from the body.

  10. Strong Bones: Some fibers, like inulin, may improve calcium absorption for stronger bones.

Our Recommendation:

We've been so impressed with this plant-based pasta, we have been making many dishes and sharing the recipes with you. Like this one.

Again, you can find the full recipe for this and others at our blog on

Not only is it incredible it has incredible health benefits that we decided to become affiliates with the company.

By ordering through our link you'll be supporting our journey without any extra cost to you. ( Use Code Dew1909 at checkout if you are asked for a Code.

We genuinely believe in this product and have used it for months to learn more about it before even making any attempt to recommend it to you. We hope you'll give it a try.


It's never too late to prioritize your health, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the things you love, like pasta. With the right choices, you can enjoy the flavors you crave while taking steps towards a healthier, happier you.

Ok, I'll give you a sneak peak. Again, while John is closer to his goal, I'm still about a hundred pounds away from mine. So here is an updated picture of our progress.

This was taken with our friend Maria, who owns Boccardi's Italian Imports, a fantastic Italian restaurant in Springfield. See, we still allow ourselves a cheat night once a month. But BIG difference from that big guy in the chair don't you think?!

So, if you allow us, we will walk this journey together. We really hope that you find what we share in this blog and what we call Mike and John's World helpful.

So, check out Gourmet Fiber and this wonderful pasta at

If asked at check out use CODE: Dew1909.

Also, let us know what you think. We are putting our names to this and that is a big deal for us, so we want to make sure you are happy with what we recommend.

Together, we can embrace a healthier lifestyle without giving up the foods we cherish. Cheers to your health and pasta-loving hearts!







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