Here is some proof that angles and lighting and poses and outfits really do make a difference. On the left is a photo from just before starting the pizza diet, and on the right is a photo from today (May 2nd), 23 days deep in pizza. I'm not sure it's fair to compare them, but you can at least get an idea of the product of 23 days of pizza + exercise. In the photo on the left, I was not exercising as much this winter as I normally do, and I was stressed out at the end of last quarter (the end of March), so I was probably stress overeating. Also, I had just spent time at the pool so I was a little tanner, but the lighting is also more orange (you can tell from my hair color). On the right, I weigh pretty much the same, maybe a pound or two less, and I feel more toned. Yay pizza! (Okay, the pizza fueled me to exercise)
Slice Count: 5 (5 large slices of homemade Mexican pizza)
Weight: 132 lbs (dehydrated I think)
How I feel generally: Excited for my first time to Central America and to a coffee farm!
How my tummy feels: fine
Extras: One coffee, two granola bars, one apple, one pack of fruit snacks
You guys, I AM SO EXCITED FOR NICARAGUA! I leave tonight on a red-eye from San Francisco. I am not sure how much control I will have over what I eat there, so I am taking a three-day hiatus (maybe four) from the pizza diet. At this point, I am 23 days into the experiment and I feel perfectly okay. I'm not even really sick of pizza, although the thought of other food is SUPER appealing right now. Can I get some Thai food? Or... I guess I'll try the local cuisine in Nicaragua, so that should be fun. I think if I hadn't been putting any toppings on the pizza these last few weeks and I was only eating cheese pizza, or pizza with meat, it would probably be a different story and I would be sick of pizza or feel sick. However, I feel like I've been able to get a surprising amount of vegetables and fruits, especially since I'm supplementing my pizza meals with snacks in between. I was just eating leftovers today, so no new pizza pic. I did include a progress pic (unfortunately the before picture was taken at a different gym from the after pic so there is different lighting).
Molly is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Food Science, specializing in Sensory Science. In her free time, she enjoys conducting strange food experiments on herself, musing about graduate school, anything involving exercise and sports, friends, and PIZZA.