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Are you satisfied with two pieces of pizza?

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  • dsbooheaddsboohead Posts: 1,794Member Member Posts: 1,794Member Member
    What I've been doing is having 2 (reasonable) slices of pizza and cutting it up in bite size pieces. I also have a salad with italian dressing and mix the pizza pieces into the salad. Much more filling then I'm done.
  • sydlovessciencesydlovesscience Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    try logging your whole day if you know you will be having pizza so you can add in how many slices you would like and plan according to that
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 1,368Member Member Posts: 1,368Member Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    This thread is making me want pizza.

    Your avatar seems rather apropo :wink:
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Posts: 11,586Member Member Posts: 11,586Member Member
    FatHead pizza - yes.
  • xKrystalxxKrystalx Posts: 65Member Member Posts: 65Member Member
    I usually have a salad on the side when I have pizza
  • ruthlezz0209ruthlezz0209 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Look up flexible dieting lifestyle on youtube and Instagram. He has some great recipes that are low calorie and delicious. You wont regret it.
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 2,422Member Member Posts: 2,422Member Member
    Meh. 3 is perfect for me.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 11,061Member Member Posts: 11,061Member Member
    aokoye wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    This thread is making me want pizza.

    Your avatar seems rather apropo :wink:

    2 of my favorite things :smiley:
  • garystrickland357garystrickland357 Posts: 399Member Member Posts: 399Member Member
    I might skip breakfast and have three slices.
  • admaarieadmaarie Posts: 2,572Member Member Posts: 2,572Member Member
    Yes and no. It depends on the toppings for me, what I ate before that or if I know I’m gonna have more food after that. Also depends on the other food surrounding that. I’ll have a side salad or maybe a chicken wing or two to help with the plate/meal not looking so bland.
  • smolmaussmolmaus Posts: 402Member Member Posts: 402Member Member
    I only get to have gluten free pizza which is a rare enough thing for me (frozen once every couple of months, restaurant maybe once a year) that I am always eating the whole thing. Even a smallish one is 60-80% of my daily kcal for maintenance depending on toppings but having 2 slices and leaving the rest... It just wouldn't happen.
  • ladystrick11ladystrick11 Posts: 65Member Member Posts: 65Member Member
    I’m really struggling with portion sizes. I have a really hard time just eating two pieces of pizza, 5 tortilla chips, 1/2 cup of ice cream, etc.. Granted this is all “junk” food but I am not ready to eliminate foods I like completely so I’m trying to fit them into my calorie allowance. Sometimes I’ll have enough calories to double a serving but for things like pizza, if I ate 4 slices it would wipe out my day.

    So far I’m doing pretty good and staying within my calories but it’s becoming physically and emotionally painful to not eat more. It’s not that I’m hungry, I just want it. And no, I don’t want to make healthier versions of these foods.

    It'll get better with time. I am starting to feel full with much less when compared with before. Went to Texas Roadhouse yesterday and I had to eat the meal in 2 sitting which for me is great because I've already logged the calories for the day but still get to eat more of it later. Same thing with pizza. I spend the 700 calories on a half pizza and since I've logged it for the day, it's like a treat to have more later. For ice cream, I eat snickers ice cream bars as they are only 180 calories! Just hang in there and try to have someone with you to share junk foods with. I find it keeps me from eating the whole thing.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 647Member Member Posts: 647Member Member
    Thin crust, Two slices piled with veggies no meat, and go lightly on the cheese. Top with crushed red pepper flakes.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 11,151Member Member Posts: 11,151Member Member
    Yes two slices are enough for me but I will load my plate with salad as well and if the toppings are sparce on the pizza I will add more veg to that as well.
  • LorleeeLorleee Posts: 323Member Member Posts: 323Member Member
    Nope, not by any means. I'd rather just have 4 pieces every couple of months than 2 slices weekly.
  • crazyravrcrazyravr Posts: 5,588Member Member Posts: 5,588Member Member
    Caulipowered pizza. Highly recommend it. Eat the whole thing. Margheritta is my fav.
  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    I personally cannot, which is why pizza is something that I've largely had to give up. I wish I could just do 2 slices, but it would make me less happy than eating no pizza. I've also realized that when I eat pizza at the levels I need to eat it to feel satiated, I usually don't feel very good afterwards. My body gets slow and lethargic.

    On the other hand, as my "pleasure" food, I find that I handle cheeseburgers much better. I can make them fit within either a regular day or a reach day (eating above my goal but at or below maintenance), and they don't make my body feel the way pizza does. I still limit the amount I have (I could eat them twice daily if I let myself), but I can be fully satisfied within the meal.
  • Johnd2000Johnd2000 Posts: 158Member Member Posts: 158Member Member
    I prefer very thin crust pizzas, so no. I’m looking for at least 800+ calories from my main meal, so a couple of slices wouldn’t be anywhere near enough.
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