Being On A Cut Long Term

Nov-2-2017 at 2:56 pm, Posted by NuPasta

I’m sure many of us may already know that to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. This may work for your first 4-6 months, but after some time you may find your weight loss slow down. Why is that? Yes, perhaps, since you’ve dropped in weight, you now require even Read More

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The Life of a NuPasta Employee

Sep-1-2017 at 2:41 pm, Posted by NuPasta

Launched in early 2015, NuPasta is a startup company founded by two biking buddies, Johnny and Stephen. Since then, NuPasta expanded into a small team! While the office is where our regular day to day functions are conducted, we also have little adventures that takes us all over the country! As a NuPasta employee, we Read More

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Our 0.5% problem

Jul-28-2017 at 9:00 am, Posted by NuPasta

In North America, the average male weighs 160 lbs at age 20, 170 lbs at 30, 180 lbs at 40, and 184 lbs at 50. The average female weighs 130 lbs at 20, 140 lbs at 30, 147 lbs at 40, and 153 lbs at 50. So we gain 10 lbs every decade. How does Read More

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I’m on a Cut. And it’s Easy.

Oct-7-2016 at 12:18 pm, Posted by NuPasta

So I’m on a cut. I’m trying to lose about 15 pounds of fat and gain muscle in the span of 6 months. I spend on average 2 hours at the gym, 5 to 6 times a week. Despite the time I spend drenched in sweat, I know that my time in the gym alone Read More

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Gluten Free 101

Sep-8-2016 at 9:42 pm, Posted by NuPasta

It’s hard to ignore the growing health food section at our local grocery stores. However, some people follow diets and trends without knowing what they are or aren’t consuming. In a popular sketch by Jimmy Kimmel (found here), pedestrians who claimed to be on a gluten free diet did not seem to know what gluten Read More

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Jessika Fitness On Board!

Aug-4-2016 at 1:52 pm, Posted by NuPasta

About a year ago, we met a fitness enthusiast named Jessika Kanstrup at the Canfitpro World Fitness Expo in Toronto. Little did we know that she was more than just your average fitness enthusiast; Jessika was a Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist, a Healthy Eating & Wellness Coach, a natural fitness competitor and ran her own Read More

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How Ketogenic Diet Works (Simplified)

Jul-28-2016 at 9:00 am, Posted by NuPasta

Heard of the Keto Diet? For those of you that haven’t or want a refresher, here’s a little explanation! But first a bit of background! You see, energy we get from our foods are from 3 macro groups: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. When non fibre carbohydrates (carbs) are digested, it becomes glycogen in our liver. Read More

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The Konjac Farm

Jul-13-2016 at 9:21 pm, Posted by NuPasta

If you meet us at a tradeshow or read our website, we talk about the konjac plant a lot (more information here). The Konjac plant (Amorphophallus Konjac) is a fibre rich vegetable and it is also known by many other names such as the konjac potato, Elephant Foot Yam, Devil’s Tongue, or Voodoo Lily. A Read More

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Summer Potluck: Diabetics Edition

Jul-4-2016 at 9:32 pm, Posted by NuPasta

Summer is a great time to gather with friends and family. Whether it is a barbeque in the backyard, a picnic at the park or having friends over for a potluck, food is an integral part of any gathering. However, great food comes with great responsibilities! Organizers needs to ensure all diets and food allergies Read More

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Jun-16-2016 at 9:23 pm, Posted by NuPasta

Since our launch in January of 2015, NuPasta has won several awards including the Retail Council of Canada – New Product Award, the SIAL Innovation Award and also the SIAL World Tour Country Winner.  While we are honored the panels of professional judges picked our product to win these prestigious awards, the NuPasta team would Read More

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Konjac in Japan

Jun-7-2016 at 6:58 pm, Posted by NuPasta

By now we all know that NuPasta’s main ingredient is Konjac (Don’t worry if you don’t because you can find out here). However, Konjac has been around a lot longer than NuPasta has! How long exactly? Try somewhere around 1500 years! In Japan, Konjac food (more commonly known as Konnyaku) is a staple, much like Read More

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What do Insulin, Glycemic Index, and NuPasta have in common?

May-18-2016 at 3:31 pm, Posted by NuPasta

Answer: All three were developed in the city of Toronto and helps manage diabetes! Toronto, 1921: Insulin lowers blood sugar level In 1921, Frederick Banting used the laboratory of professor J. J. R. Macleod in the University of Toronto to extract a substance from the pancreas and used it to lower blood sugar level. The Read More

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Intermittent Fasting III: How hard is fast day?

Feb-26-2016 at 7:03 am, Posted by NuPasta

How hard is it to eat only 600 calories on fast day? I allow 100 cal for breakfast, 250 cal for lunch and 250 cal for dinner and no snack. It takes a little bit of sportsmanship and a lot of nutritional table readings but it is quite do-able. Black coffee and half a slice Read More

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Intermittent Fasting II: Numbers

Feb-23-2016 at 7:05 am, Posted by NuPasta

On the day following a fast day, people usually eat more (“compensatory eating”), but only about 20% more than usual; anything more than that is just not comfortable. On a fast day you eat 25% of your normal daily caloric intake. On the next day you take in 120% of your normal daily intake. Combining Read More

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Intermittent Fasting: How to diet with little struggle

Feb-18-2016 at 7:09 am, Posted by NuPasta

Intermittent Fasting (related to 5:2 Diet, or Alternate Day Fasting) was popularized by the British physician Michael Mosley in 2012*. In essence, the method calls for two separate fast days in a week. On a fast day, you consume a quarter the calories you usually take in. On regular days, you eat what you normally Read More

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New Year’s Resolution! Let’s get fit!

Jan-29-2016 at 7:10 am, Posted by NuPasta

So we’re almost through our first month of the New Year! Yay! Let’s be honest though, almost everyone is still looking for ways to get into or stay in shape! Whether you’re a pro who’s been doing it for many years (kudos to you!) or someone that’s just starting to dip their feet into the Read More

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Weight Management: How NuPasta Can Help Achieve Healthy Weight Loss

Apr-27-2015 at 2:21 pm, Posted by NuPasta

Dropping a few pounds and keeping it off takes discipline. While most people want to do it as quickly as possible, this is not the healthiest choice. Losing too much weight too quickly makes you more prone to gaining it back. Effective weight management is about making adjustments to your eating habits, increasing your level Read More

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What’s the Difference Between Regular and Organic Food?

Apr-10-2015 at 6:42 am, Posted by NuPasta

Organic food options continue to become more prominent on grocery stores shelves. You see organic produce and meat all the time. However, there are also many other products that are organic, including NuPasta. Many people are still confused about the difference between regular and organic food in a general sense, as well as when comparing Read More

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Why Give Up On Pasta? Try A Pasta Alternative Instead

Mar-15-2015 at 5:28 am, Posted by NuPasta

Pasta is a staple in many people’s meals; it’s versatile, it’s filling and it’s popular on restaurant menus, in the school cafeteria or on our own dinner tables. Who doesn’t love a bowl of pasta from time to time, right? There are so many types and varieties, not to mention the sauces and toppings available Read More

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Understanding Confusing and Tricky Serving Size Labels

Feb-25-2015 at 5:33 am, Posted by NuPasta

Making the right food choices is one key to staying fit and trim. As they say, you are what you eat. Do you know what and how much you are really eating? Most people don’t, that is, unless they pay attention to the food nutrition and serving labels. But, even then, reading food nutrition labels Read More

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