The Proof Is In The Pie
Eating pizza on a diet is possible - if you know the right way to do it. Take for example the New York Chef, Pasquale Cozzolino age 38, who lost over 90 lbs on a pizza diet! Similarly, Richard Meadows ate 222 pizzas in a row and showed results of weight loss and muscle gains.
So maybe it is possible to be happy and healthy after all. While these stories may sound like a dream come true, there are a few tricks to the healthy pizza diet that make it a realistic feat.
It Doesn't Have To Be Unhealthy
One of the largest criticisms toward pizza is that it is unhealthy; and yes, this can be true. But these unhealthy slices of pizza tend to come from a take-out pizza parlor that does not care about your calorie count.
One of the benefits of making your own homemade pizza in the Pizzeria Pronto Pizza Oven is that you can cater your slice to the diet you are on. So yes, there is such thing as a healthy pizza diet! While it may not be as easy as you would hope, some people have already shown it is possible to losing weight eating pizza.
Step 1. Healthy Pizza Toppings
The healthy pizza diet still has to take into account your health. The toppings you choose for your homemade pizza and the number of toppings you add will have a huge impact on your diet. For a healthy pizza, it is important to stay light on the cheese and bread. Attempt to keep your crust thin and the toppings full of veggies and protein. A few great healthier pizza options are thin crust veggie, egg pizza, or a whole wheat chicken.
Step 2. Keep Your Pizza Personal
A huge factor in weight loss is meal proportion size. No one realistically eats a family size pizza and loses weight. The Pizzacraft Oven makes this step easy, as you can’t really make too big of a pizza inside the Pronto. Additionally, eating smaller amounts throughout the day has been shown to be healthier than one large feast at dinner. Take it one slice at a time.
Step 3. A Slice And A Soda
One of the main reasons I think pizza gets labeled as unhealthy is because of the foods it is often paired with. First, you have cheesy bread sticks, then you dip your greasy slice in ranch dressing, and wash it all down with your favorite soda. The reason the healthy pizza diet is working for people like Pasquale and Richard is because they are cutting out everything bad and focusing in on just a simple slice of pizza leaving the foods and drinks that added to an unhealthy diet on the side.
So Is Pizza Healthy?
At the end of the day, a low carb pizza diet is not the worst thing for you. Two slices of thin crust veggie pizza for dinner will not hurt your diet at all. The worst-case scenario is you are invited to a pizza party where you know you will not have as much control over what goes on your pizza, in this case, please remember to dab the grease off of the top of your slice with a napkin… If you are lucky enough to be able to make your own homemade pizza, then the pizza diet is well within your reach. After all, we make pizza almost every day here at Pizzacraft and I am still skinny as a stick, probably because I only eat 2 small slices at a time.
The Takeaway: Don’t Order Takeout (All the Time)
If a healthy pizza diet is on your agenda I wish you the best of luck and hope that these steps are put into practice with some yummy results. If you lose a few pounds or have any other suggestions please let us know in the comments below.
Here are a few pizza recipes on the healthier side of things:
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