The Insider’s Guide to Ordering the Healthiest Pizza

Try these healthy hacks to create a guilt-free meal.

While it's no secret that pizza is everyone's favorite food, over the years it has gotten cheaper, faster, and increasingly accessible. But sometimes all that convenience comes at a cost. If you want to keep enjoying this comfort food without sacrificing your health and wellness goals, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. Nutritionist Chelsey Amer recommends cutting back on the carbs by opting for a cauliflower or quinoa crust and Rhenotha recommends double-cutting your pie to create smaller portions, opting for thin crust, and replacing the meat toppings with veggies. Take a look at the rest of the tips below to learn more and print out this cheat sheet and post it on your refrigerator to remember what to order.


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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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