What Is The Pizza Diet?
Is the Pizza Diet a real diet? Yes. It was created by Pasquale Cozzolino. The Pizza Diet is based around the Mediterranean lifestyle or diet and, of course, it includes pizza. Eating pizza and still losing weight has made the pizza diet very popular, in fact, it is in the top ten most searched for diets per Google.
The diet focuses on eating fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, and whole grains and using healthy fats like olive oil and avocado instead of saturated fats. The diet includes pizza on a daily basis. Chef Cozzolino claims to have lost 114 pounds with the Pizza Diet over a 9 month period.
His pizza is based on a Neapolitan recipe using the finest ingredients. He claims his secret is in the crust. He makes the crust from "00Flour", a finely milled Italian flour which is essential to traditional Neapolitan pizza, he adds water, sea salt and a natural leavening agent He ferments the dough for 36 hours. Because of the long fermenting process, the yeast removes much of the sugar and the result is a healthier crust that is easier to digest and makes you feel full.
Sample Meal Plan for a day:
Breakfast; Whole grain cereal with low fat milk top with fresh fruit. almond milk,juice and coffee.
Lunch: Pizza, usually Neapolitan style with fruit, salad, and sometimes red wine.
Dinner: Typically a smaller meal such as seafood with a side of beans and perhaps another glass of wine.
Chef Cozzolino did cut sweets and soda from his diet. By eating 'diet pizza', his whole pie comes in around 550 calories. By having pizza nearly every day, he says that it has helped him to stick with his diet.
A reformed Oreo lover, Chef Cozzolino had steadily gained weight. When he hit 370 pounds, his doctor warned him that a heart attack was imminent unless he lost weight. The result was his Pizza Diet.
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May be easier if you love pizza
You may get tired of pizza
Exercise is not mentioned
You will need to plan and prepare your meals.
Does it Work?
Yes. As long as you eat a 'diet pizza' and lower your caloric intake, you should lose weight.
If you think that pizza is what it takes for you to lose weight and stick to your weight loss plan, then the Pizza Diet may be right for you. I give the Pizza diet a thumbs up, if you like pizza, you should consider adding it to your list of diet options.
FYI: Since the Pizza Diet is based on the Mediterranean Diet, you may also want to look at the Mediterranean Diet as well.
Healthy Pizza Tips:
If you are interested in the Pizza Diet allow me to share some Healthy Pizza Tips:
Thank you for reading, my friends, I wish you success on your weight loss journey.
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