December 11th, 2018
Have you been craving a piece of pizza, but are afraid to treat yourself because of your diet? If so, you may want to think twice about casting aside your cravings. There are numerous reasons why you deserve a slice of heaven and should treat yourself to a piece of pizza. You’ve earned it!
Fuel Your Workouts
There is a common belief that pizza is counterproductive to working out. However, there is a growing belief that consuming pizza after a workout could be beneficial. That’s because pizza contains the correct portions of protein, fats, and carbohydrates that you need to recover and refuel your body after an intense workout. Scientists recommend eating pizza within two hours of finishing your workout to help stimulate the muscle repair process.
Additionally, pizza could provide the fuel necessary to help you get through your day. Those who eat pizza find that it provides them with up to a third of their daily energy. A slice of fresh pizza could be the pick-me-up that you need to get through the day when you’re dragging. Instead of suffering through another cup of coffee, treat yourself to the slice of pizza that you’ve earned.
As you’ve been focused on your diet, odds are your meal plan may have fluctuated from your family’s diet. You may find that you’re not eating meals at the same time or that you are cooking for yourself while your spouse is preparing for the rest of the family. There’s no better way to bring the whole family together than by sharing a pie. Plus, we’re willing to bet that the conversation at the table will be a bit livelier as a result.
Additionally, pizza can help cut down on meal preparation in the coming days. That’s because when you order a pizza there tend to be enough leftovers to feed your family for days. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a slice or two of pizza, the fact that there will be leftovers will allow you to return to your diet immediately without having to worry about cooking for the other members of your family. And remember, your family members can enjoy pizza at any time, including:
• After they return from school or work