You can lower the number of calories contained in your pizza by making some small changes.

Remember that pizza is a super popular takeaway food and is a first choice for many people. It can however, be very high in calories.

Consider the following the next time you order or prepare your own pizza.

Always opt for thin crust

Keep the calories down by choosing a thin crust instead of the alternate thick crust pizza base. You may not even notice the difference taste wise but your weight will thank you for it.

Choose low calorie toppings

Always choose low calorie topping for your pizza. A good way to do this is to pile on the vegetables. Meat is an excellent source of protein but try to keep it lean. Avoid the processed or fatty meat toppings.

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No extra cheese please

Say ‘no’ to extra cheese offerings when placing your order at the pizza place. Once again, it may not make a huge difference to the taste but it will to your weight. If preparing your own pizzas at home, keep a lookout for the lower calorie cheeses. This can also help you to keep your calorie count down, especially if you tend to have that extra slice!

Consult a dietitian

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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