Great news on the food front today with the WHO totally revoking that slander against bacon. And when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we’ve just learned that the pizza only diet isn’t terribly bad for you either.
Florida based cyclist Matt McClellan wanted to loose a few inches around his waist but was not eager to relinquish his deep pans. Plus, as a pizzeria owner, Matt’s close proximity to pizza would undeniably be a problem.
Based on an approach designed by nutritionist and bodybuilder Layne Norton, the “pizza diet” is felixible in the sense that it incorporates macronutrients like fats, carbs, protein, and fiber. “Under the flexible dieting concept, there is no such thing as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food,” Matt said.
Layne believes the pizza diet will be super successful due to its avoidance of extremism preferring instead to use your favorite foods to create a well-balanced and healthy diet that will ultimately prevent cravings.
Matt ate 2,400 calories a day complete with six total slices of pizza, choosing the healthiest toppings. He opted for lean proteins, veg rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. He would eat a slice every two hours. Le reve.
Exercise was also a crucial part of the diet with Matt working out for 1 hour 5 times a week. He alternated between cycling, running and swimming.
After four weeks Matt had dropped an astonishing 24 pounds. His cholesterol was lowered from 243 to 157, and his body fat percentage went from nearly 20 percent to nine percent.
He picked up a few tips on the way and says you should opt for a light thin crust, avoid fatty toppings like sausage and pepperoni, add garlic to the sauce as an immunity booster and pile up veg on top.