Diet Secret: Eat Pizza, Lose Weight!
While following the Bikini Body Countdown diet plan over the past two months, you may have noticed that one secret to staying on track is finding meals you look forward to. This month we've added new lunch options in the form of one of America's favorite foods-pizza! Each of these diet-friendly choices is calorie-capped and offers a balanced mix of carbs and protein to control your blood sugar and stave off hunger. But you'll still find all the usual suspects (dough, cheese, and toppings) to keep your taste buds satisfied.
BEST FOR: THE PURIST
You enjoy making meals from scratch, but you're willing to take a shortcut with a high-quality product as long as it meets your gourmet standards.
Start with one-third of a Rustic Crust Ultimate Whole Grain Pizza Crust($5; at health food stores). Lightly brush with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and top with half a sliced fresh Roma tomato, 5 fresh basil leaves, and 1 ounce fresh mozzarella. Bake for 10 minutes at 450°F.
BEST FOR: THE TAKEOUT QUEEN
You love sitting down to a good-for-you meal, as long as someone else prepares it!
One-third of an Uno Chicago Grill Spicy Chicken Flatbread Pizza ($13; unos.com for locations).
BEST FOR: THE DIET REBEL
You're happy to eat healthfully-but you refuse to sacrifice one iota of flavor or satisfaction to do it.
Amy's Single Serve Pizza Margherita ($6; at grocery stores)