Okay, so that’s out there. I whole heartedly admit to loving pizza. And it’s hard not to, protein, carbs, and fat, what’s not to love. However, if you are trying to lose weight and have a pizza addiction it can be really hard to resist the temptation. Especially if you have kids, ordering pizza usually happens at least once a week at our house. It’s easy, delicious, and affordable.
Now for the bright side. There are ways to still enjoy pizza and lose fat.
One of my favorite ways to get my pizza fix while in a calorie deficit is having an alternative to traditional restaurant pizza.
American Flatbread makes an excellent frozen pizza, my favorite is the Tomato Sauce & Three Cheese. I always add sliced mushrooms to mine. I usually eat half and pair it with a salad. Even if I was having a really bad day and felt like eating my feelings, the most damage I could do with this is 600 calories for the whole thing. If you eat half of a regular restaurant pizza we are talking anywhere from 800-1,200 calories, that’s a big difference.
I actually buy one of these every week, and I am not eating a calorie deficit, I actually really like them. I also find that I have more control around the real stuff. I eat my salad first and I usually just grab the scraps my kids leave behind :).
American Flatbread Macros, Protein: 30, Carbs: 74, Fat: 20, total calories 598.
Pizza is a $32 billion industry, the average American consumes 46 slices a year.