Pizza can help you lose weight, says science

Tom Embury-Dennis@tomemburyd
Friday 26 August 2016 11:10
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For those looking to lose a bit of timber, this may just be the best news you hear this week.

It turns out pizza can help you actually lose weight; even the deep pan, cheese stuffed crust, double pepperoni variety.

Before we all make this our daily diet plan, the bad news is that it's very much when done in moderation.

According to Men's Health, a recent study showed that after two weeks of dieting, people who were allowed one day of indulgence, or 'cheat day', per week were more likely to stick to their diets in the long run.

The beauty of a cheat day is that you're allowed to eat whatever you fancy, so it's not just pizza that could be boosting your chances of losing weight.

Study author Rita Coelho do Vale, Ph.D told Men's Health:

The key is to plan ahead and designate a specific day for your rule-breaking. That’s because giving in to a spur-of-the-moment donut can make you feel like you blew your diet—and might as well abandon it completely.

This of course doesn't mean a cheat day means we can call run riot and have seven pizzas for breakfast on a Sunday.

But it does mean you can have just the one. Or two. Actually, let's stick to one.

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