{"id":606677827890,"title":"Skinny Pasta Review: Can Pasta Cause Weight Loss?","created_at":"2023-11-21T12:28:54-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Skinny Pasta Review: Can Pasta Cause Weight Loss?\",\n \"keywords\": \"skinny pasta, skinny pasta review, skinny pasta reviews, skinny pasta ingredients, skinny pasta konjac noodles\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Skinny Pasta Original and Skinny Pasta Organic to give our take on whether or not these products are healthy, and whether or not they're likely to cause weight loss. 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It's pasta with only 9 calories per serving, and the brand describes their product line as \"Pasta Reimagined.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut what's actually in Skinny Pasta and how is it possible for pasta to only provide 9 calories per serving? Are there any unhealthy additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the taste and effects of Skinny Pasta? And is this brand a good option for weight loss?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Skinny Pasta based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not it's a healthy option, and whether or not it can support sustainable, long-term weight loss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe'll feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Skinny Pasta for the best price.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skinny_Pasta_Spaghetti_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1700597565\" alt=\"Skinny Pasta Spaghetti ingredients\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are only four ingredients in Skinny Pasta Spaghetti: konjac powder, oat powder, calcium hydroxide and sorbic acid.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKonjac powder\u003c\/strong\u003e is an excellent, natural ingredient base for a low-calorie pasta in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis ingredient is rich in dietary fiber which can support gut health, and has even been studied for its effects on weight loss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA 2019 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30586587\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e analyzed clinical trial data on konjac supplementation, and concluded that the plant \u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003ecan reduce the levels of glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure and can enable weight loss.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOat powder\u003c\/strong\u003e is rich in minerals like phosphorous and magnesium \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/fdc.nal.usda.gov\/fdc-app.html#\/food-details\/169741\/nutrients\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/a\u003e the USDA.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCalcium hydroxide\u003c\/strong\u003e is a pH adjuster and we can't find any evidence of its toxicity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSorbic acid\u003c\/strong\u003e is a preservative shown to cause negative effects to cholesterol metabolism in a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC9261863\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e on mice published in the \u003cem\u003eJournal of Food and Drug Analysis\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever, those effects don't appear to be replicated in humans based on results from a 1990 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/2253811\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe actually consider the original Skinny Pasta to be a slightly healthier formulation than the Organic Skinny Pasta, whose ingredients are shown below:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skinny_Pasta_Organic_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1700598784\" alt=\"Skinny Pasta organic ingredients\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/strong\u003e is the key differentiator here, as this preservative is clinically shown to cause whole-body inflammation in some individuals, as we documented in our article on \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/which-bread-at-subway-is-the-healthiest\"\u003ewhich bread at Subway is the healthiest\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall, we consider Skinny Pasta to be a healthier option than traditional, \"enriched\" pasta, and we consider this product likely to support weight loss.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFiber creates the sense of fullness without any calories, and this can delay hunger cravings and reduce overall calorie intake.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal People Try Skinny Pasta\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA YouTube creator named \"Hangry Half Asian\" has a video reviewing Skinny Pasta:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/et5ALuTh48U?si=Nocsbqpmx2BsH7do\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA TikTok creator named Madilyn MacLellan didn't have as good of an experience with Skinny Pasta:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@mrsmaddiemac\/video\/7239165334727544107\" data-video-id=\"7239165334727544107\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca title=\"@mrsmaddiemac\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@mrsmaddiemac?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@mrsmaddiemac\u003c\/a\u003e Skinny pasta review 👀🤨 \u003ca title=\"skinnypasta\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/skinnypasta?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#skinnypasta\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"fitnesssjourney\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fitnesssjourney?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#fitnesssjourney\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"healthyalternatives\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/healthyalternatives?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#healthyalternatives\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"goodfoodgoodmood\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/goodfoodgoodmood?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#goodfoodgoodmood\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"♬ original sound - Madilyn MacLellan\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7239165404836825902?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Madilyn MacLellan\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhere to Buy Skinny Pasta for the Best Price\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSkinny Pasta is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSkinny Pasta Original (24-pack)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWalmart: $109.39 (third-party seller, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/It-s-Skinny-Spaghetti-Healthy-Low-Carb-Low-Calorie-Konjac-Pasta-Fully-Cooked-Ready-Eat-Keto-Gluten-Free-Vegan-Paleo-Friendly-24-Pack\/3140474639\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBrand website: $72.98 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/shop.itsskinny.com\/spaghetti\/\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $72.98 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3urwbjU\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSkinny Pasta Organic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTarget: $87.57 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/it-s-skinny-pasta-variety-pack-low-carb-low-calorie-konjac-pasta-fully-cooked-ready-to-eat-keto-gluten-free-vegan-paleo-friendly-24-pack\/-\/A-90267197\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBrand website: $81.99 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/shop.itsskinny.com\/organic-spaghetti\/\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $81.99 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/47owsTi\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmazon and the brand's website currently have the best deals on Skinny Pasta for both one-time purchases and subscription orders (both platforms offer 10% maximum discount on subscriptions currently).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAre Shiritaki Noodles Even Healthier?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA YouTube creator named \"Felu - Fit by cooking\" has a video on shiritaki noodles which are zero-calorie. The video has over 700,000 views:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/pbendbYT32U?si=-5mXkj26VlJGI7dj\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal Customers Review Skinny Pasta\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmazon is a better resource for unbiased customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt's Skinny Variety Pack (that contains different types of Skinny Pasta) is the brand's most-reviewed Amazon product currently, with over 5,000 total reviews and an average review rating of 4 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named \"Lifezabeach\" who gives the product a 5\/5 star rating and likes its texture:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eAlthough I have never tried other brands, I can tell you that these noodles are truly amazing. They are a tad bit chewy but not in a bad way. We made shrimp fettucine alfredo and it turned out wonderful!\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe top negative review written by a verified purchaser comes from a user named \"Kinman\" who gives the product a 1\/5 star rating, and claims to have experienced digestive distress:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eWhat it seems is that indigestible substances responsible for making it low-calorie and low-carb are VERY digestible by bacteria in the gut. \u003cstrong\u003eThey go to town and everything in your gut microbiome changes. Apparently, not everyone has a problem with this but my stomach is generally ok with whatever and NOT this!\u003c\/strong\u003e If you get it, start slow.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSkinny Pasta currently has an average review rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSkinny Pasta currently has an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Google.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Weight Loss Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Weight_Loss_Supplements_Image_Optimized.png?v=1686024026\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThere are food-based nutrients which have been shown in medical studies to be effective for weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eD\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cb\u003eietary fiber\u003c\/b\u003e was shown in a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6768815\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Nutrition\u003c\/em\u003e to cause\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e16 pounds of weight loss in 6 months\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen combined with moderate caloric restriction (750 calories per day below baseline).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=2011129\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=124607\u0026amp;urllink=www%2Esupergut%2Ecom%2Fresistant%2Dstarch%2Dfiber%2Dmix%2F%3Fsku%3D300101%2D1\u0026amp;afftrack=\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eSupergut Fiber Mix\u003c\/a\u003e is our top fiber supplement, because it contains three different types of fiber powder, and retails for \u003cstrong\u003eonly $1.75 per serving\u003c\/strong\u003e at a subscription rate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMCT oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25636220\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to cause more than one pound of weight loss over 10 weeks. \u003cstrong\u003eThis equates to potential annualized weight loss of 6 pounds per year with less than one tablespoon's worth of MCT oil per day.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/4eNQ4M\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof MCT Oil\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top MCT oil product, because the only ingredient is MCT oil derived from 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crystallized form, and all that's needed is to pour the powder into a glass and add hot water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll three of the products mentioned in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros and Cons of Skinny Pasta\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Skinny Pasta in our opinion:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHealthier than \"enriched\" pasta\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCan support weight loss\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelatively unprocessed\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDecently positive online customer reviews\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFree shipping from brand's website\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCheaper version has better formulation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOrganic version contains citric acid\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSome online customer reviews complain about texture\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMore expensive than traditional pasta\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSkinny Pasta is a unique brand, and we consider it to be a good option for individuals trying to lose weight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis type of pasta is high in fiber and low in calories, which means it can provide the sensation of fullness while adding minimal calories to the daily intake. This is a good combination for sustainable, long-term weight loss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSkinny Pasta offers an Organic version, but we actually think the Original version is better-formulated because it's free of citric acid (and it's cheaper, too).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we featured a video on shiritaki noodles, which are even lower in calories than Skinny Pasta, and may be a good option for consumers using Skinny Pasta exclusively for weight loss to consider.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnline customer reviews of Skinny Pasta on Amazon and Google (the platforms with the most total reviews) are mostly positive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Amazon and the brand's website have the best prices on Skinny Pasta.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-11-21T20:47:30-05:00","updated_at":"2023-11-21T20:47:30-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Skinny Pasta Original and Skinny Pasta Organic to give our take on whether or not these products are healthy, and whether or not they're likely to cause weight loss. 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Skinny Pasta Review: Can Pasta Cause Weight Loss?

Skinny Pasta Review: Can Pasta Cause Weight Loss?


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Skinny Pasta is a unique product sold by the It's Skinny brand. It's pasta with only 9 calories per serving, and the brand describes their product line as "Pasta Reimagined."

But what's actually in Skinny Pasta and how is it possible for pasta to only provide 9 calories per serving? Are there any unhealthy additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the taste and effects of Skinny Pasta? And is this brand a good option for weight loss?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Skinny Pasta based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not it's a healthy option, and whether or not it can support sustainable, long-term weight loss.

We'll feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Skinny Pasta for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis

Skinny Pasta Spaghetti ingredients

There are only four ingredients in Skinny Pasta Spaghetti: konjac powder, oat powder, calcium hydroxide and sorbic acid.

Konjac powder is an excellent, natural ingredient base for a low-calorie pasta in our opinion.

This ingredient is rich in dietary fiber which can support gut health, and has even been studied for its effects on weight loss.

A 2019 medical review analyzed clinical trial data on konjac supplementation, and concluded that the plant "can reduce the levels of glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure and can enable weight loss."

Oat powder is rich in minerals like phosphorous and magnesium according to the USDA.

Calcium hydroxide is a pH adjuster and we can't find any evidence of its toxicity.

Sorbic acid is a preservative shown to cause negative effects to cholesterol metabolism in a clinical trial on mice published in the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis.

However, those effects don't appear to be replicated in humans based on results from a 1990 medical review.

We actually consider the original Skinny Pasta to be a slightly healthier formulation than the Organic Skinny Pasta, whose ingredients are shown below:

Skinny Pasta organic ingredients

Citric acid is the key differentiator here, as this preservative is clinically shown to cause whole-body inflammation in some individuals, as we documented in our article on which bread at Subway is the healthiest.

Overall, we consider Skinny Pasta to be a healthier option than traditional, "enriched" pasta, and we consider this product likely to support weight loss.

Fiber creates the sense of fullness without any calories, and this can delay hunger cravings and reduce overall calorie intake.

Real People Try Skinny Pasta

A YouTube creator named "Hangry Half Asian" has a video reviewing Skinny Pasta:

A TikTok creator named Madilyn MacLellan didn't have as good of an experience with Skinny Pasta:

@mrsmaddiemac Skinny pasta review 👀🤨 #skinnypasta #fitnesssjourney #healthyalternatives #goodfoodgoodmood ♬ original sound - Madilyn MacLellan

Where to Buy Skinny Pasta for the Best Price

Skinny Pasta is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:

Skinny Pasta Original (24-pack)

Walmart: $109.39 (third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $72.98 (free shipping, link)

Amazon: $72.98 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Skinny Pasta Organic

Target: $87.57 (free shipping, link)

Brand website: $81.99 (free shipping, link)

Amazon: $81.99 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Amazon and the brand's website currently have the best deals on Skinny Pasta for both one-time purchases and subscription orders (both platforms offer 10% maximum discount on subscriptions currently).

Are Shiritaki Noodles Even Healthier?

A YouTube creator named "Felu - Fit by cooking" has a video on shiritaki noodles which are zero-calorie. The video has over 700,000 views:

Real Customers Review Skinny Pasta

Amazon is a better resource for unbiased customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

It's Skinny Variety Pack (that contains different types of Skinny Pasta) is the brand's most-reviewed Amazon product currently, with over 5,000 total reviews and an average review rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Lifezabeach" who gives the product a 5/5 star rating and likes its texture:

"Although I have never tried other brands, I can tell you that these noodles are truly amazing. They are a tad bit chewy but not in a bad way. We made shrimp fettucine alfredo and it turned out wonderful!"

The top negative review written by a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Kinman" who gives the product a 1/5 star rating, and claims to have experienced digestive distress:

"What it seems is that indigestible substances responsible for making it low-calorie and low-carb are VERY digestible by bacteria in the gut. They go to town and everything in your gut microbiome changes. Apparently, not everyone has a problem with this but my stomach is generally ok with whatever and NOT this! If you get it, start slow."

Skinny Pasta currently has an average review rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Skinny Pasta currently has an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Google.

Our Clean Weight Loss Picks

There are food-based nutrients which have been shown in medical studies to be effective for weight loss.

Dietary fiber was shown in a medical review published in The Journal of Nutrition to cause 16 pounds of weight loss in 6 months when combined with moderate caloric restriction (750 calories per day below baseline).

Supergut Fiber Mix is our top fiber supplement, because it contains three different types of fiber powder, and retails for only $1.75 per serving at a subscription rate.

MCT oil was shown in a meta-study to cause more than one pound of weight loss over 10 weeks. This equates to potential annualized weight loss of 6 pounds per year with less than one tablespoon's worth of MCT oil per day.

Bulletproof MCT Oil is our top MCT oil product, because the only ingredient is MCT oil derived from coconuts. and it currently costs only $15.50 for over a month's worth of product.

Ginger intake "significantly decreased body weight" according to a 2019 meta-study on ginger and weight loss that analyzed data from 14 clinical trials.

Pique La Ginger is our top ginger product, because it's an organic tea in convenient crystallized form, and all that's needed is to pour the powder into a glass and add hot water.

All three of the products mentioned in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.

Pros and Cons of Skinny Pasta

Here are the pros and cons of Skinny Pasta in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Healthier than "enriched" pasta
  • Can support weight loss
  • Relatively unprocessed
  • Decently positive online customer reviews
  • Free shipping from brand's website
  • Cheaper version has better formulation

Cons:

  • Organic version contains citric acid
  • Some online customer reviews complain about texture
  • More expensive than traditional pasta
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Conclusion

Skinny Pasta is a unique brand, and we consider it to be a good option for individuals trying to lose weight.

This type of pasta is high in fiber and low in calories, which means it can provide the sensation of fullness while adding minimal calories to the daily intake. This is a good combination for sustainable, long-term weight loss.

Skinny Pasta offers an Organic version, but we actually think the Original version is better-formulated because it's free of citric acid (and it's cheaper, too).

In this article we featured a video on shiritaki noodles, which are even lower in calories than Skinny Pasta, and may be a good option for consumers using Skinny Pasta exclusively for weight loss to consider.

Online customer reviews of Skinny Pasta on Amazon and Google (the platforms with the most total reviews) are mostly positive.

At the time of publishing this article, Amazon and the brand's website have the best prices on Skinny Pasta.