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Frozen Pizza's What is 1/5

TennVolsGalTennVolsGal Member Posts: 218 Member Member Posts: 218 Member
Ok I know I shouldn't eat them so I don't need to hear any of that because believe me when I can afford better food I will. I'm a full time college student and I eat what I can afford. My question is the nutritional information is listed for 1/5 of the pizza....I suck at fractions so how many slices would that be when I cut the pizza into 8 slices?
We eat pizza for 1 meal atleast 3 times a week because its cheap at Walmart with it feeding me and my husband easy for $3.00 so I just want to be sure I log it correctly. I usually firgure 2 slices as 1/5 of the pizza and today I had 3 pieces so I added that in as 1.5 servings. I know also as I drink plenty of water and exercise good my crappy college eating shouldn't hinder my weight loss too much.
Thanks for any advice!! Oh and BTW I have cut out pretty much all fast food with the except of visiting a local mexican place every once and a while (not taco bell) its San Marco's Mexican Grill, so thats a victory right!
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  • anovasjoanovasjo Member Posts: 382 Member Member Posts: 382 Member
    1.6 slices.

    So about one and a half pieces if you cut the pizza in 8.
  • TennVolsGalTennVolsGal Member Posts: 218 Member Member Posts: 218 Member
  • doo1963doo1963 Member Posts: 320 Member Member Posts: 320 Member
    Well assuming that 1/5 is 20%. If you cut your pizza into 8 slices, 20% would be 1.6 slices. If you have 3 slices it should be equal to about 1.75 servings.
  • anovasjoanovasjo Member Posts: 382 Member Member Posts: 382 Member
    Well assuming that 1/5 is 20%. If you cut your pizza into 8 slices, 20% would be 1.6 slices. If you have 3 slices it should be equal to about 1.75 servings.

    3 slices of her pizza is 1.87(...) servings
  • kennedarkennedar Member Posts: 306 Member Member Posts: 306 Member
    What I usually do is calculate it based on the whole pizza - usually the measurements in here have both 1 serving and the entire box as a serving. So if you are cutting it into 8 pieces and eat 2, thats 1/4 of the pizza. I find the listing with the entire package and enter it as .25 servings of the whole thing. It gets you the same number of calories, but it makes MFP do the math!
  • dreamingofsandiego23dreamingofsandiego23 Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    So... Sorry this is a late question.. I just discovered this ridiculousness! Is an 1/8 slice 1.6? I'm trying to understand. :) I think that's what someone said. Thanks :smile:
  • pogiguy05pogiguy05 Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member
    Um cut your pizza pie into 5 equal triangles then eat one and stare at the rest. :p Also food scales are not that much and see what the serving size is in grams and weigh it out.

    OH lord I just entered the resurrection thread zone. :D:D:D
    edited March 2018
  • deannalfisherdeannalfisher Member, Premium Posts: 5,602 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,602 Member
    Dumb question...does the box say like serving size: 1/5 (130g) or similar? If yes use the weight....
  • deannalfisherdeannalfisher Member, Premium Posts: 5,602 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,602 Member
    Ahhh crap zombie thread
  • TacklewasherTacklewasher Member Posts: 7,131 Member Member Posts: 7,131 Member
    So, two zombie 1/5 pizza threads in one day?????
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 27,127 Member Member Posts: 27,127 Member
    So, two zombie 1/5 pizza threads in one day?????

    The odds seems astronomical. I'm gonna go buy a Powerball ticket.
  • LounmounLounmoun Member Posts: 8,433 Member Member Posts: 8,433 Member
    So, two zombie 1/5 pizza threads in one day?????

    I had to go check to see that there were two.
    Really strange.
  • LounmounLounmoun Member Posts: 8,433 Member Member Posts: 8,433 Member
    So... Sorry this is a late question.. I just discovered this ridiculousness! Is an 1/8 slice 1.6? I'm trying to understand. :) I think that's what someone said. Thanks :smile:

    1/5 would be .2 of the pizza. 1/8 would be .125 of the pizza?

    What I am understanding is that you cut your pizza into 8 pieces but the information is given for it divided into 5 pieces and your brain has locked up on how to log it?
    If your pizza package gives the weight and you have a food scale you can figure it out by weight.
    Or
    Log it as 1 serving and not worry about a few extra calories difference.
    Or
    Multiply the calories given for the 1/5 of the pizza by 5 to get the total calories for the pizza. Then divide that number by 8 to find out how many calories are in 1/8 of the pizza. You could log it with quick add calories if the database does not have whole pizza as a logging option.
    edited March 2018
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,632 Member Member Posts: 8,632 Member
    Food scale cones in handy here but I'm sure you can figure it out. Also pizza isn't a bad food in the least.
  • kellyjellybellyjellykellyjellybellyjelly Member Posts: 9,480 Member Member Posts: 9,480 Member
    I just eat the whole pizza. Simple math.

    This!

    If it doesn't fit in my calories that day I weigh the pizza frozen to get the grams & then figure it out from there.
  • DanniB423DanniB423 Member Posts: 764 Member Member Posts: 764 Member
    I enjoy the accuracy of a food scale so much. It baffles me there are people that don’t use them. I’ve been called uptight though.... lol. But really a food scale would make this a no brainer.
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