Most people would agree that giving up their favourite foods while trying to lose weight is a tough task. However, this doesn't have to be the case. Of course, it's true that you can't have a large pizza every day and expect to lose weight. However, there is room for your favorite foods, such as pizza, in your diet.
The key to the whole equation if you want to lose weight you need to be in a calorie deficit. This means that you are burning, or expending more calories than you are taking in. The quality/ type of food is also important i.e. if you are in a calorie deficit but eating all “fast food”, then it is not nourishing for the body, or sustainable long term. So where does pizza or fast food fit in while dieting? Well, it certainly has its place. If you like Pizza or fast food, its beneficial both mentally and physically to have it every now or then. The key is moderation and factor it into your plan. For example, treat yourself at the end of the week, or after you have accomplished your goals, and make allowance for it within your calorie target to accomplish your weight goal. You will want to focus on eating quality, nutritious foods most of the time, but if you want to have a few slices, don't deny yourself either.
To put it in perspective, a slice of your favorite takeaway pizza is roughly 280 calories. That's alot of calories for just one slice. There are however other options available such as making your own pizza from scratch, having less toppings, getting a smaller size pizza, or opting for a lower calorie option from your local supermarket. You can eat pizza and still lose weight. It just takes some careful portion control, variety in your diet, looking at your overall calories for the week, and a positive mindset!
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