If I've planned my calories so that I can have one slice of pizza, I eat a large green romaine salad first to slow me down. Then I can savor every bite of that slice of pizza and enjoy it; knowing that I won't blow my calories and I won't still won't be hungry when I finish eating.
I'm very careful about the amount of salad dressing that I put on my salad. Too much dressing would be counter productive!
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When eating pizza I have found that taking clean paper napkins and gently blotting the top of your pizza will wick up a fair amount of oils . The last time I had pizza at our favorite place I used 3 napkins on an 8 inch square pizza. I figure any oil I take off the top of my pizza is that much less oil that I am not taking in.
Don't be shy about using this strategy the next time you want to enjoy some restaurant pizza. Take a few napkins and blot the top of your pizza. You will be amazed at how much grease and oil comes up...think of it as junk that you avoided putting in your body! While pizza is not the best choice for every day eating, this tip can at least help you enjoy it in moderation every now and then.
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