So, every time you pick up a slice of pizza, you are haunted by cruel calories and images of you putting on more weight. Well, while dieticians do ask you to stay off food items like pizza, here are some tricks you can adapt so that you can enjoy your pizza without worrying about packing in pounds.
CURTAIL YOUR CHEESE
What make a slice of pizza delectable is its cheese fillings. When the next time you place your order, ask the chef to halve the cheese. Low calorie varieties of cheese are available in the market. You can also try mozzarella, parmesan, low-fat cottage cheese or cheddar cheese in your pizza.
TOP IT RIGHT
When it comes to toppings, choosing green leafy vegetables is recommended. Avoid, or reduce, processed meat toppings and add meat with lean protein instead. Opt for veggies like capsicum, spinach, zucchini, avocado and broccoli, tells a chef with a leading pizzeria. He adds, “Spicing up your slice with red chilli flakes, black pepper or hot sauce helps you moderate the amount of pizza you eat.”
The pizza does not offer any nutritional benefits, increases your calorie intake and raises your insulin levels. So, opt for thin crust pizzas, preferably made of wheat or whole grain base.
NO PIZZAS FOR DINNER
Having pizzas few hours before sleep is a bad idea. If you do, there are chances it might lead to indigestion and bloating.