Pizza is something alot of people love, myself included! So, in order to NOT overdo it...use a fork. Sounds simple. But using a fork forces you to slow down, forces you to digest the food and lets your stomach tell you when it is full!
It takes about 8 minutes for your stomach to get full and let you know. If you eat too fast, you miss that cue and end up with a bloated belly and 5,000 extra calories!
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When my family orders pizza & a movie on friday nights, I make my own healthily pizza. I use a flat out wrap, fat free pizza sauce, 2% motzorella cheese, turkey pepperoni and lots of veggies! It is very filling & hits the spot. I can enjoy pizza with my family and yet not consume to many calories!
Toast flat for 15mins at 350 degrees, then add sauce and toppings and bake 7 more mins or until cheese melts.
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.
Even healthy home made pizza can send your calorie count really high, So when I make a pizza I also make a quick healthy soup with stock and lots of veggies and eat a bowlful before the pizza. That way I end up eating less pizza, and keep my calories under control. 4
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