Fit Tip Daily

February 1, 2008

Pizza Calorie Breakdown

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      America loves pizza!  Whether it’s for dinner, lunch, or a late night snack; pizza is the junk food choice of many.  SO how bad is pizza?  Look at this article before you clog your arteries with this horrible comfort food this weekend!

Item Calories Fat (g) Sat. Fat (g) Sodium (mg.) Carbs (g) Sugar (g) Protein (g)
2 of 8 equal slices of cheese pizza (14-inch Large) 480 18 7 940 84 8 24
1 of 8 equal slices of Oreo Dessert Pizza 120 4 1 110 20 8 2
TOTAL (2 slices cheese pizza, 1 slice Oreo Pizza) 600 22 8 1,050 104 16 26

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    As if pizza wasn’t bad enough before; Domino’s created a dessert pizza!  Oreo pizza, is the newest addition to the Domino’s menu.  This calorie break down doesn’t seem that bad… however, how many people do you know that only eat 1 or 2 slices of pizza??  Most men can eat a whole medium pizza with now problem. 

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    The worst thing about the pizza isn’t the calories or fat (even though they are pretty bad), it’s the SODIUM!!!  Your daily intake of sodium is  2,300 mg per day.  One slice of dessert pizza has 1,090 mgs!  If the fat doesn’t bloat you for several days after then the sodium will!  If you think you are doing 1 “cheat day,” it could take you 2-3 days to recover from the increased sodium!  

   Keep in mind that this is the calorie break down for cheese pizza without any meat toppings!  This is Pepperonie pizza….

Calories 250
(Kilojoules 1045)
    % DV**
Total Fat 10.5 g 16%
   Sat. Fat 4 g 20%
   Trans Fat 0 g  
Cholesterol 15 mg 5%
Sodium 475 mg 20%
Total Carbs. 30 g 10%
   Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
   Sugars 4 g  
Protein 11 g  
Calcium 80 mg  

 Deep Dish Deluxe Pizza

Calories 450
(Kilojoules 1881)
    % DV**
Total Fat 24 g 37%
   Sat. Fat 10 g 50%
   Trans Fat 0 g  
Cholesterol 35 mg 12%
Sodium 1240 mg 52%
Total Carbs. 45 g 15%
   Dietary Fiber 6 g 24%
   Sugars 3 g  
Protein 18 g  
Calcium 270 mg  

       If you are going to eat pizza then try to get thin crust, cheese only.  Try to limit how many pieces you have and make sure to drink A LOT of water to flush out the sodium.  Personally, I’ll pass on the saturated fat, sodium, and excess calories!  Eat smart so you can eat more!

Adria Ali

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1 Comment »

  1. My school is doing a pizza fiday where we sell pizza to the children here and this is making me feel guilty to do it!

    Comment by Constance — September 26, 2008 @ 9:00 pm


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