Friday, May 28, 2021

"My 600-lb Life" inspired pizza recipes for weight loss

You may be wondering how the reality TV show "My 600-lb Life" inspired me to write diet pizza recipes. Every episode features morbidly obese folks working (or not) toward gastric bypass. There are many trip-up foods to weight loss and the biggest I've seen is pizza. I know it's my kryptonite. But it doesn't need to be. You can have pizza and lose weight. Part of how I lost 100 pounds was with keto diet food swaps like low calorie pizza. Here's my recipe. 

2 Diet 4 pizza

Pre-made thin crust from Dollar Tree.  Only 130 calories per serving (which is a whole third of the pizza!), these cheap good-for-you ready-made crusts make great pizza for those trying to lose weight. If you're going for keto or gluten free you could make your own. I'm just too lazy! 

OR (better yet) high protein keto flatbread. Joseph's lavash, Aldi Fit & Active, Flatout or one of the flatbreads with at least one gram of protein per 10 calories. These make great pizza crusts for weight loss. 

3 oz part skim shredded mozzarella cheese. Save tons of calories on your diet pizza without sacrificing taste by cutting the cheese (literally, not figuratively LOL). Use one ounce per 1/3 pizza serving. You could use fat free but you don't save that many calories, the consistency is weird and I don't trust the ingredients.). 

Turkey pepperoni: Here's another way to turn "My 600-lb Life" obesity-causing pizza weight loss friendly. Use one serving of (or a little more) turkey pepperoni for an entire pizza. Those 15 slices go a long way and you don't need all the extra fat. 

Marinara spaghetti sauce for diet pizza sauce. Marinara has the lowest calories but still only use a small amount. Just cover the crust lightly for pizza that works for weight loss. 

Okay, so now that we have the "My 600-lb Life" obesity-building pizza ingredients replaced with weight loss ones, it's time to load up on the "freebies." Go to town on the veggies and make that diet pizza work to help you lose weight! I use mushrooms, green or multi-colored peppers, onions, fresh tomatoes, garlic, oregano and fennel seed. Jarred olives are higher in calories but also good sources of fat. So enjoy black or green olives! 

This diet pizza is actually super high in protein, keto friendly and great for beating obesity! Eating pizza like this is how I lost 100 pounds. 

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