Ok, you want to lose weight but you want your dang pizza too. Can you have your pizza or not? Yes you can! I thought that I might have to give up pizza forever when I started on my weight loss journey in Dec. 2006, but I was dead wrong thank God. I have eaten pizza at least monthly since I started. Sometimes more. I could eat it weekly if I wanted to if I just planned for it with my points budget.
There are many ways to fake pizza at home. Many of these ways are great substitutes but they are just not real enough for me to “feel” like I have eaten pizza. They may be good alternatives but they are not the same. Here are a couple of them.
- English muffin pizzas with low cal ingredients
- Flatout bread pizzas with veggies and cheese
- Home made pizzas with whatever ingredients you want that fit your program
- Lavash bread pizza supreme
Now these are all good options for MOST people. Not good options for me. If the pizza comes from stuff that is not normal in a pizza I don’t feel right. Here is what I do for my pizza fix and it works like a charm every single time.
THE PAPA MURPHY’S DeLITE PIZZA
This pizza is the best option that I have found. The DeLite Pizza from Papa Murphy’spacks basically the same points punch as the other pizzas options mentioned. I found it when I was doing Atkins Diet because it was the lower carb version of pizza due to the thin nature of the crust. I absolutely love this pizza. Cook it for 14 minutes and you have a yummy,crispy crust, that tastes and feels like a normal pizza because basically it is a normal pizza. I actually prefer this thin crust to the normal thickness now. Here is some more wonderful information on these fantastic DeLites from Papa Murphys.
- Complete and thorough nutritional information
- Dotties Weight Loss Zone WW Points Values for DeLites Pizza’s
Here is a comparison of regular pizza and DeLite pizza. There is a big difference in calories but not a big difference in taste. Actually, taste is the same to me but the textures are different.
Regular pizzas range from 255-380 calories per 10th of a large.
DeLite pizzas range from 140-190 calories per 10th of a large.
You don’t have to feel deprived ever again regarding pizza. You can either go your own style and make it at home or you can go with the DeLite’s. So go out and get yourself some and enjoy your pizza again without the guilt. Do you guys have any secrets when it comes to enjoying pizza but still losing weight? Do you like the DeLites? What do you think about all this mumbo jumbo? HAHAHA Have a great day.