Monday, 23 January 2012

300 Calorie Pizza + Weight Loss Update

It's day 1 of week 3 and I've lost 7lbs so far! I've started going swimming with my housemates and started kettlebell training. Sadly I bought an 8kg bell and can't do anything that involves one hand so have had to downgrade to a 4.5kg bell, just waiting for the ever reliable (!) Yodel couriers to deliver it from Amazon.

Does anyone else use Kettlebells?


Here's what I had for lunch earlier.

A pizza for only 300 calories (well, a 319...), it must taste crap surely? No actually, it tastes delicious!

My choice of  topping was chicken, mushroom and sweetcorn. It's so easy to make, just follow these simple steps:

  • Take a tortilla wrap, I use WeightWatchers, 106 calories. You may want to crisp it in a frying pan with a spray of Fry Light to make it a little sturdier.
  • Smother a teaspoon of tomato puree all over the wrap, starting from the middle and working your way outwards (There wasn't even 10 calories in the one I used so not counting this).
  • Add 20g grated cheese, I used Kerry LowLow cheese, 60 calories.
  • Add topping of your choice. I used Tesco frozen chicken breast (135 cal), sliced mushrooms in water (9 calories) and sweetcorn (9 cal). 
  • Stick it under the grill for about 4 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the toppings are heated through, et voila, a tasty pizza for only 319 calories! 
Of course, you can choose whatever you want as a topping, but obviously the calorie content will change. Another note that 20g of cheese when cut from a block looks like nothing, but when grated it was more than enough to cover the whole pizza.


So who else is on the healthy eating/diet bandwagon? It is that time of year after all...