You can cut 400 calories off your next slice of pizza with just a few simple tricks…
- Thin your crust.
Instead of thick crust, pan, or deep-dish, ask for thin crust. Just changing to New York style pizza saves 110 calories per slice!
Whatever number of slices you normally have, swap out one for a side salad instead. If you usually have 3 slices, have 2 and a side salad. You'll save 135 calories, and you'll be a lot more comfortable when you're full.
- Lower the Dairy Count.
Ask your server to halve the cheese for you. You'll save 90 calories - and to be honest, you probably won't even miss the extra. You'll still have a mouthful of cheese!
If your favorite pizza normally comes with a 'white' sauce, ask for a tomato sauce instead. White sauces are pure cream, and you'll save more than 100 calories a slice going with red instead.
The same goes for dipping in ranch dressing. If you love dipping your pizza in sauce, use marinara instead to save 140 calories per slice.
- Instead of meat toppings...
like pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, and beef, try vegetable toppings like onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Vegetable options are all low in calories and high in fiber and nutrients, which will make you feel fuller faster. You'll save as many as 200 calories.
If you're really craving meat, order chicken instead - it's much lower in calories. If you absolutely must have your pepperoni fix, though, go for half the amount once again - half of the fat and calories is still a lot better than the whole shebang.
— Jaime Brenkus Health Tip 45