I Miss Pizza

I have been eating Paleo for almost 8 weeks now.

Larry has me on a “reset” to reset my body to be a fat burner and not a sugar and carb burner.  So, for the last eight weeks, I have eaten protein, good fats, and good carbs.  That’s it.  It is paleo as far as I know.  I am not currently counting Weight Watchers points.  However, the way I am eating is basically simply filling.

I told you last weekend how good I feel.  But you know what?!?

I miss pizza.

My husband and I were going to Chick-fil-A lat night to get salads and we went by a pizza place.  Jason looks at me and says, “Can you imagine NEVER eating pizza again?”  I said, “No way!”  I am sure we will eat pizza again.  We love pizza.

As much as I miss pizza, I don’t miss waking up in the middle of the night with such bad acid reflux I couldn’t sleep.  One time, before I started losing weight, I woke up to find stomach acid literally on my pillow…stained.  How unhealthy was I?

You know what else I don’t miss?!?  I don’t miss the feeling AFTER I eat pizza.  Half the time I feel like the pizza itself wasn’t as good as I remember it being.  The other half, I feel guilty for eating three huge slices of Mellow Mushroom…our fave!

You know what I love?  Feeling good in my jeans.  Having people compliment me at work and say how good I am looking.  FEELING like my hard work is paying off.  Having my hormones in check.  Having more energy.  Loving life.  Enjoying working out.  Having more self confidence because I feel like I look good.  Losing my belly fat.  The list goes on and on…

Would I trade all of that for a piece of pizza?  Never in a million years.

So, I miss pizza…oh, and cake…but not that much!

What food are you missing right now?  Oh…and just to make you laugh:

After Exercising, I always eat a pizza.  Just kidding.  I don't exercise!

Pizza and Exercise

 

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  • Erica

    You’re doing awesome!! Haha, that little cartoon is hilarious! I’m on week 4 of Paleo and I like it quite a bit. I miss crackers and cheese, cake, ice cream, cinnamon rolls, oh and peanut butter!! Not that I ate those all the time, but when I know I can’t have them, I want them all. ;) Now that I’m thinking about food, I think peanut butter is what I want more than anything. As much as I love almond butter, it’s just not the same. Keep up the good work!!
    http://www.frightenedfattystartscrossfit.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/LosingTheRolls LosingTheRolls

    Okay, your cartoon represents my life. Seriously. I want to change though. I want to eat clean. I am living your before. I feel uncomfortable all the time.

    Your success is inspiring. It always gives me hope and nudges me a bit when I read about how others are making the right decisions and quitting their unhealthy lifestyle. Pizza will always be around and when you are ready you will know.

    Keep rocking your jeans.

  • http://hotflashbang.blogspot.com/ Annie

    Interestingly, I’m going to a meeting today and guess what’s for lunch? You got it – PIZZA! But not for me… I’ll be bringing my lunch, thank you because I do not miss the dark gnawing hunger… at all.. and I love how healthy and full of energy I feel. So, yeah, you can have yer pizza… I’ll keep my health!…

  • Stephanie

    Do you have a good Paleo cookbook you would recommend?

  • Jenny

    Yes, please share recipes and what you’ve been eating on paleo!

  • ellen

    I’ve been doing a Paleo-type diet for a while, but not too strict. But for the month of April, I joined up with my box’s 30 day Paleo challenge. It is amazing how many “slips” I was having and didn’t realize it. It has been an awesome 3 weeks and I think I may keep going for another month. The biggest things I am missing are my lattes :( Almond milk and vanilla extract are NOT the same thing as a Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks!!!

    As for pizza, try making a Meatza! I made one last week and it was DELICIOUS! You can do a recipe search for meatza and find lots of variations, but mine was ground organic turkey and eggs and spices, you spread that out thin in a pan cook it and then top with marinara sauce & normal pizza toppings (minus the cheese). I think I used onion slivers and red peppers because that was all I had, but pepperoni, black olives, etc. would be good too.

    Here is a link to my Paleo recipes board http://pinterest.com/ellenlittlelamb/paleo-recipes/ I think I’ve tried most of these recipes and they are all good. There a few others on there I tried and they failed, so I deleted them ;) The meatza is on the 3rd row from the bottom.

  • Becca

    I sometimes miss regular pizza, but ever since I found this recipe we’ve been having cauliflower pizza every week – it is awesome, and I can have 3 slices for only 8 ww points! It is awesome. I recently wrote out the recipe for a friend.

    Here is the recipe for the cauliflower crust pizza:

    WW points – 1 piece = 3, 2 pieces = 5, 3 pieces =8, 4 pieces =11. I usually eat 3 pieces.

    Serves:8

    Ingredients for Crust

    ½ head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)

    1 clove garlic, minced

    1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

    1 egg, beaten

    1 teaspoon basil

    1 teaspoon oregano

    Additional ingredients:
    – 3/4 cup Pizza Sauce
    – 1 cup grated Cheese
    – Whatever else you like for toppings
    Instructions

    Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

    Prep a cookie sheet or pizza stone. You can grease the cookie sheet or use greased aluminum foil. It will stick if you don’t grease it properly.

    Removethe stems and leaves from your cauliflower and chop the florets into
    chunks. Add to a food processor, pulse just until the texture is similar
    to rice.

    Sauté cauliflower “rice” in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until
    translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes.

    In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.

    Spread dough out evenly over foil (or stone) – about ¼ to ⅓ of an inch thick. The pizza should be about 9-10 inches in diameter.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.

    Remove the crust from the oven.

    Top with pizza sauce (I used 3/4 cup for the whole pizza & 1 cup of
    cheese) and toppings (we used onion, bell peppers and a few jalapeños,
    it was awesome).

    Broil the pizza for 5 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted.
    Allow the pizza to cool for 2-3 minutes then cut and serve immediately. – This taste best hot.

  • ryanrae15

    I am life time Weight Watchers and have been eating clean and paleo for a few weeks now. Just wondering if you have had steady weight lose with paleo. I don’t seem to be losing anything. I am stuck at a certain weight and I’m thinking maybe I should start counting points again. It’s getting very frustrating! Love your blog.

  • http://twitter.com/hskrgrl76 Rachelle Parks

    Oh gosh it’s funny you ask this because just today as our temperatures in Denver finally hit 70 and it’s not snowing, I looked over at Cold Stone Creamery and said “oh Cold Stone I miss you”. Just like you, it’s not that I’ll never have it, its just I won’t have it nearly as often because I like seeing the numbers on the scale go down & putting on pants & being able to button them like this morning.

  • alrachid

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  • Amy

    Pizza with Cauliflower crust is the closest second, while you’re trying to clean up your diet.

    http://www.theluckypennyblog.com/2013/02/the-best-cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

    Consider giving it a try – it’s awesome

  • unchienne

    So many choices. Today I was really missing the General Tso’s chicken and shrimp fried rice at my favorite Chinese take-out places…which coincidentally happens to be right next to my gym. :(

  • Bri

    I cannot give up pizza!! haha, love it too much! this really helped me kickstart my weightloss though!

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