Pizza - yay or nay?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I’m off to stay at a friends house this weekend. She’s decided that we’re going to order Dominos pizza on Friday. I love Dominos pizza. I have been known to eat a large Pepperoni Passion all to myself before. That was in the past, that is not what I want to eat like anymore. I’ve checked the calories for their pizza and I wish I hadn’t!

There are 269 calories in each large slice of Pepperoni Passion (5 of them make up half a pizza, so that’s 1345 calories… just in half a pizza). If you downsize to medium, there are still 244 calories in each slice (4 of which make up half a pizza, so that’s 976 in half a pizza).
HOWEVER if I just go for cheese and tomato, there are 183 calories in each large slice (so 915 per half a pizza) and 162 calories in each medium slice (so 648 per pizza).

It’s still a huge number of calories for one meal, but since I’m staying in her house for the weekend, I don’t feel that I can say no. When I told my friend that I would probably just be getting a plain pizza, she told me that I was crazy and that it doesn’t taste half as good as what we usual get… I know this, but I can’t decide if that huge amount of calories is worth it for the taste.

I’m going the gym before my train, I may make my decision depending on how many calories I burn off. If I work extra hard, to burn an extra 400 calories on top of what I normally burn, then I can justify having the Pepperoni Passion… right?

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    I love pizza, my husband and I eat it pretty much once per week. We get the frozen kind as it is a little less calories than take out. To satisfy my cravings, I started making pita pizzas which surprisingly worked really well for me. I am a huge fan of the sauce, so I just melt mozarella on a pita, and dip the pieces in sauce. Hits the spot when I have a craving. Of course, when you are hanging out with friends, it makes it very difficult to substitute. Sounds like you have a good plan, though. I think it is important not to deprive yourself, but to be smart about "splurging". Have fun!
    3624 days ago
  • DSJB9999

    emoticon Hope you enjoy the time with your friend and are able to relax.

    3630 days ago
    i've worked out all my calories for tomorrow, and i'm allowing myself three slices of pepperoni passion with my salad! i'm having tuna pasta lunch for salad, but i won't be having that until about 3pm on the train, so hopefully i'll still be nice and full from that.
    3630 days ago
  • JNK125
    I've been debating cutting pizza out of my diet all together. My boyfriend has to eat pizza every week. I've limited myself to only have cheese pizza to cut out the calories from pepperonis. I LOVE pepperonis- they are my favorite- so really hard to cut them out! Since he has pizza EVERY week though- I'm thinking I'll limit myself to cutting out pizza entirely or just allowing myself to have it once a month. Stick to what works for you and have a great time!
    3630 days ago
    I've been able to have pizza without negatively impacting my weight loss. It's about planning your day right, as Ourmamam says. Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch (heavy on the veggies), and then have one or two slices of pizza with salad and more veggies. The veggies will make you feel full (the fiber) and ensure that you get the nutrients you need AND will be lower in sodium. So the pizza can fit into your day without throwing you off track.

    Good luck!

    ETA: Isn't it amazing what we used to eat before Spark? When I look back on that, I'm a little shocked at myself actually.
    3630 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/18/2011 1:10:54 PM
    ...........AND stop at the grocery store on your way to her house and pick up a bag of salad to eat WITH your pizza, and eat it first. You won't eat as much pizza, and you'll get your veggies in too!
    3630 days ago
    Stick to your guns! You can even order 1/2 plain and 1/2 what ever she wants to have!! WOOHOO!! emoticon emoticon
    3631 days ago
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