Who doesn’t like pizza? It’s one of the hardest thing to refuse yourself when going on a diet and one of the first things you want to eat when you are finally off diet. It is also one of the foods that is most likely to tempt you to give up your slimming efforts. Sounds pretty scary, isn’t it? Instead of banning your Napoletana altogether, make it safe and good in these easy steps.
You can reduce your calorie intake considerably by simply avoiding those deep-dish and stuffed crust pizzas. Just look at these numbers (based on 12-inch pizza with cheese and tomato):
1 slice stuffed crust: 360 calories
1 slice deep-dish: 259 calories
1 slice regular crust: 212 calories
1 slice thin-crust: 169 calories
One slice of thin-crust pizza has 90 fewer calories than the deep-dish version of the same pizza and 191 fewer calories than stuffed crust version! The numbers add up quickly if you eat more than a slice. Simple change, easy to do – huge difference!
Cut your pizza into twice the usual number of slices
Yes, this works exactly same way as eating from a small plate and putting fork down after each bite. It may sound strange but it works for many people and there is no reason why you shouldn’t try. If you are able to eat just one-half slice less, you will cut 80 calories provided you followed our advice and chose thin-crust pizza. Even more so if you insist on regular crust or even deep-dish pizzas.
Blot your pizza
You can shave up to 40 calories per slice by simply blotting your pizza. Use a napkin or a paper towel to absorb all visible oil and fat. One gram of fat contains 9 calories and you might be surprised how heavy your napkin can get!
Go for vegetarian pizza
Not only vegetables are healthy, they also fill you up. The fiber containing in vegetables helps your digestion and keeps your colon fit. Adding a few extra grams of digestive fiber will help you shift a few pounds without really having to do anything at all. More on that here.