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11-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Pizza, oh pizza, why do you tempt me so?
You give me so much pleasure, but yet I have to say no,
Because if I do not, in my mouth you will stay,
and the pounds will return,
never to go away.

*snaps fingers*

That is my poetry whine for the evening because I love pizza and it's such a shame for something so delicious to be so darn calorie-heavy. The end.

11-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Oh good lord, pizza. :T: :drool: I love pizza. Why can't it be a freebie food?! :cry:

11-04-2012, 07:31 PM
I have pizza all the time ! Just make it yourself

Here's what I do;
1 thin tortilla(crisp better) (90-120 calories)
1/2 cup fat free or low fat shredded cheese (80-160 calories)
1 serving or less Hormel turkey pepperonis (70 calories - these are very good)
2 slices Oscar Mayer smoked ham (16 calories)
1/2 cup classico pasta sauce (45 calories)
diced bell pepper
diced onion
diced jalapeņo, the jarred kind
sliced mushrooms

Bake the tortilla on the oven until crisp. remove and cover with pasta sauce all the way to the edges. put on all your toppings. put back into oven until veggies are to desired softness. enjoy the WHOLE THING for under 500 calories. If you use the lowest calorie stuff, it'll be under 400. Mission has food 110 calorie tortillas, and Flatout wraps are very good too at 90 calories! With all your toppings this is super filling. I have it all the time, sometimes with garlic bread and a salad ( dinner ).

If I'm feeling lazy.. I have a lean cuisine French bread delux pizza. I don't like the other pizzas but this one is really delicious. it's a good size, filling when paired with a salad, and has 340 calories. must be french bread DELUX. I always have some in the freezer.

Now.. I haven't had pizza in years from a fast food place - I stopped eating that before dieting and was making my own. this is no real replacement for the greasy, super cheesy fluffy crust pizza you probably love. but it sure helps get over the crazing.

11-04-2012, 08:15 PM
Mmm...pizza. A definite weakness. My biggest weaknesses, strangely, are breakfast foods; strange because before losing weight I usually skipped breakfast. Not because I didn't like it but because I preferred sleep.

Pizza is probably the one non-breakfast food that I have cravings for. I love it. I love the toppings, particularly extra cheese. I like Papa Murphy's, Dominos, even Papa Johns which I used to not care for. I like local chain pizzas. The only pizza I don't really like is Pizza Hut.

And I love the foods that go with pizza, like wings and cheesy bread.

Ok, it's time to eat that healthy salmon and asparagus that are waiting for me to cook them :)

11-04-2012, 08:26 PM
I had Digiorno's spinach and mushroom pizza last night, and I limited myself to two slices, but I wanted at least 2 more! It was so freakin' good and usually I can get away with a lean cuisine pizza. One day I might get a nerve up my sleeve and make it myself, but sometimes I just want my Digiorno, lol.

I had 4 more slices leftover and I was gonna have 2 tonight for dinner, but Mom made vegetable soup so I was "good" and had that instead. But I am having those 2 slices for lunch tomorrow, you can guarantee! Lol I wish I could have it all the time though. It's my favorite. -sad-

11-04-2012, 09:04 PM
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. I've had pizza every week for the 16 months I've been losing weight - real pizza or Celeste pizza for one. Sometimes I eat too much of it but most of the time I have a reasonable portion that fits into my calorie budget.

During busy season at my office, we have pizza every Monday night. Some people claim to be "sick of pizza" by the end - those people are freaks. :D

11-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Yes, yes, yes. I know. Pizza!!!! How I love/loathe thee.

Missy Krissy
11-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Last week DH and I ordered Jet's Pizza. Normally I get the deep dish 8 corner pizza (I LOVE DEEP DISH), but DH likes thin crust. He got me to go along with thin crust because it has way less calories, and to my surprise it satisfied me. I'm glad we only got a small though, otherwise I would have been tempted to over eat.

11-04-2012, 10:18 PM
I live in NY. Good pizza is everywhere. It's something I refuse to eliminate. :D

11-04-2012, 10:31 PM
I live in NY. Good pizza is everywhere. It's something I refuse to eliminate. :D

this. except replace Y with J. i still gotta have pizza every now and then. trying to make it more "then" with my vacay coming up, but..y'know.

11-05-2012, 12:04 AM
Oh yes....pizza. I was 7 weeks into my diet cheat free when I had my last birthday. I looked forward to cheating for days before then. I had mozzarella sticks and pizza for supper that night! Lol

11-05-2012, 02:00 AM
I gotta tell you, I don't think pizza is so great any more. I went for about a year without eating any and then I had my favorite type a few months ago when I wasn't being as strict. Not only did it intensify my not-being-strict phase but it didn't taste as good as I remembered it. I guess my tastes have really changed.

11-05-2012, 02:42 AM
lol.. I understand! I been wanting a pizza all weekend long!

11-05-2012, 03:09 AM
My problem with pizza at the moment is that I crave it big time and then when I finally get around to having it, it's a disappointment. There is really only one pizza place that I think is "real" pizza (read: cheesy, saucy, dripping goodness) around my city and other than that, the Dominos and Pizza Huts that just under-deliver. Although, in saying that, I see that Dominos here has just released some new chef sensation or something pizza... pork belly with mushrooms and hollandaise sauce....and I am VERY tempted.

11-05-2012, 03:24 AM
How do I get myself in harness? It seems that the voices in my head start afternoon and don't let up until after 10pm. Any suggestions?Kyria

11-05-2012, 11:04 AM
too funny, I was sitting here thinking I'm ordering pizza for dinner tomorrow... still might, but might skip the delicious extras (ie wings)

my current goal for this week is to eliminate pop, can't eliminate it all in one week.

11-05-2012, 11:12 AM
I have started doing much like Alyj89, making a small pizza with sauce and veggies, a little shredded cheese though I use Naan or half Naan or pita instead of tortilla. This way no leftovers and satisfies the craving.

11-05-2012, 11:38 AM
I loooooove pizza! I also eat healthier ones sometimes once a week. When I make my homemade quesadillas, they help satisfy that "need-for-cheese" too. Hmmm....but I think a loaded pizza is in the works for my next high calorie day :D

11-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Am I the only one that doesn't like pizza? I just never have...I think it's the tomato taste. /:
Sounds like I should be glad I don't like it though, lol.

11-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Mmmm, homemade pizza. My husband and I have 1 every Saturday. We make it ourselves, thin crust, light on cheese but loaded with veggies! Then we only have 2 pieces each (half a medium) and bag the other 2 pieces for lunch the next day. Pizza really isn't that bad for you... Make it yourself and control your portions!

That's one thing I've realized through my weight loss. You don't have to eliminate all your favourite foods. Just make them healthier by making them yourself and eat realistic portion sizes! Through my weightloss I have enjoyed pizza, pasta, hamburgers, fries, and ice cream! Yum! My new favourite is healthy lasagne...zucchini instead of lasagne noodles and lean ground beef. So tasty and quite healthy!

11-05-2012, 05:01 PM
I eat Pizza all the time!! I eat it too much LOL I either get Pizza by the slice at my favorite Pizzeria for 400-500 calories per slice or I will eat 1/2 Amy's Organic Pesto Pizza from the freezer dept. in the grocery store :-)

11-05-2012, 05:14 PM
Am I the only one that doesn't like pizza? I just never have...I think it's the tomato taste. /:
Sounds like I should be glad I don't like it though, lol.

You just may be! I LOVE pizza! I don't like raw tomato, but I like tomato sauce, ketchup, etc. But the main things I love about pizza are the cheese and toppings. The tomato sauce is not integral.

Have you ever tried pizza with other sauce besides tomato, like pesto or a white sauce?

Em Coconut
11-05-2012, 05:16 PM
yummy, pizza!

I allow myself some every now and then, but when I do, I'm also very strict with myself the rest of the day to make sure I don't go over my calorie budget. So worth it!:D Love pita pizzas too!

11-05-2012, 05:24 PM
I haven't had a takeaway pizza in over 7 months. I can't imagine eating one to be honest, I remember feeling incredibly stodgy after eating them. However that was probably due to overeating. If/when I next have a takeaway pizza, I reckon I could manage about 2 - 3 slices. As opposed to the 1/2 a large pizza plus sides that I used to have!

I second whoever said homemade tortilla pizzas. I have one of these every couple of weeks and they can be reasonably low calorie when topped with low fat cheese and lots of veg, lean meat etc.

My boyfriend loves takeaway pizza and even he likes my tortilla versions. Admittedly his is loaded with more toppings than mine, but they are a winner!

11-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Am I the only one that doesn't like pizza? I just never have...I think it's the tomato taste. /:
Sounds like I should be glad I don't like it though, lol.

then maybe i shouldn't introduce you to white pizza? lol no sauce, usually just mozzarella/ricotta. white pies sometimes will have broccoli or some other veggies on top, which i also love.

on the topic of pizza.. how about calzones? oh my.. i can remember a while back me and the bf were at a pizza place for lunch. i was still trying to be "good" so i got pasta fagiola soup and some steamed mussels. he got this big, fat calzone with some kinda cheese from heaven and some sliced ham or something.

i don't even like ham, and i devoured the small piece he gave me to try. he saw that i was nuts for it, so he gave me some more. so much for good. lol!

point being, calzones are outta control delicious. i usually don't order them, though, because around here anyway they are usually like 7 lbs heavy and the size of a dictionary.

11-05-2012, 06:37 PM
I recently just ate a really delicious pizza at an Indian restaurant. The pizza, however is not like anything I ate before, without cheese but a lot of tomato paste (I love tomato paste, the more tomato on a pizza the better it is, for me), and grilled chicken, some other ingredients I don't remember. I didn't order it, but I took half a slice from my friend because he couldn't eat anymore and gosh, that was the most delicious pizza I ever ate.

11-06-2012, 10:27 AM
I love pizza! All I can say is that thank goodness it's so expensive where I live and a real luxury food. Every couple of months, I save up my calories and get myself a personal pan ham and mushroom pizza- 1100 calories of worth-it-ness. #leyum

11-06-2012, 12:17 PM
I haven't had pizza for more than two months now because I don't know how to count the calories (we do things differently here) :(

11-06-2012, 01:33 PM
I love pizzzaa! It's my fav. I still have it once and awhile (once a month or ever other month, at my fav pizzeria) 2 slices ain't so bad for you. Just add a salad along with it, instead of breadsticks/wings. That is what I did last saturday at grimaldi's pizzeria :)

11-06-2012, 01:43 PM
I haven't had pizza for more than two months now because I don't know how to count the calories (we do things differently here) :(

It might still be possible to count calories even in a country with a different food culture. For example some of the foods where I live, you can just barely find on google. But I prepare a lot of my own food and I have a food scale and measuring cups and jugs (the type that bakers use) so it's easy to enter in the ingredients e.g. a cup of rice, 200 grams of tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of oil, 100 grams of chicken and before I know it, I have my whole recipe. There are lots of online calorie counters about and even ones you can get on your phone that don't even need a constant internet connection. It's not easy when you don't have the same chain restaurants and brand name foods as they do in the West but it's possible. I've been doing it for 3 years.