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EXCELDREAM SparkPoints: (86,236)
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7/28/13 1:05 P

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KOMTRIA Posts: 1,063
7/28/13 11:29 A

Thanks everyone. I did have one piece of the bbq chicken pizza. It was great and the salads really helped. I even had a small, small sliver of birthday cake and ice cream and kept under the calorie limits for the day.

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7/28/13 7:10 A

I know this is too late for last night, but I've faced the same thing myself. I belong to two different groups that each meet once a month and eat pizza at the get togethers. I've found that what works best for me is to eat a nutrition and filling snack shortly before I go (yogurt and fruit for example) so I will be happy eating one piece rather than my former standard of two or three pieces of large pizza. I'm glad to see you'll also have the option of salad and fruit salad. That will help with fullness as well as help with nutrition and fruit/vege count.

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7/27/13 4:48 P

the best the one that sounds good to you!! Then you will really enjoy it, and feel satisfied with a smaller quantity. Enjoy some salad with it, and you will be fine!!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
7/27/13 4:27 P

I'd say probably the cheese pizza will be less in calories, assuming a thin-crust pizza. Honestly in this situation I'd probably pick the one that seems most tasty (which to me would be the bbq chicken). I'd feel deprived with a slice of cheese pizza if other tasty offerings are available. Especially if I have the discipline to limit myself to one piece! One slice of heartily enjoyed pizza isn't going to make or break my eating habits over the long term. If it's a deep dish or thicker crust style pizza, I might just eat the top of the pie with a fork and leave the crust. Another thing to do is to sop up the grease that collects on top of the cheese before eating it. It's a bit fewer calories, plus a little neater to eat.

Have fun & enjoy!

KOMTRIA Posts: 1,063
7/27/13 4:17 P

Thanks for the quick response. I think I'll have the bbq chicken. I need to know that there is room for pizza very occasionally in my life. Good reminder that this isn't a diet.

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7/27/13 4:07 P

Calorie wise, a slice of plain cheese is your best option. However, if you're just having a slice or even two if they are small, there is no reason you can't have the BBQ chicken or even the one with some bacon.

This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. A piece of BBQ chicken pizza, brownie, soda, candy, cookies, etc... CAN all be a part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you are mindful of the portion. And well, even if you aren't too mindful today, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. As long as you're eating right most of the time, you're still in better shape than the average American.

Enjoy the pizza and the salad !!

KOMTRIA Posts: 1,063
7/27/13 3:56 P

Family get together tonight and I am going to have one piece plus salad and fruit salad. All are 16 inch pizzas, I think the bbq chicken has bacon too which of the three is the best choice?

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