Most mornings when we’re hungover or in a rush, there’s nothing we’d love more than grabbing a leftover slice of last night’s pizza and scarfing it down. But, with summer coming up and all of us trying to get our bodies “in shape,” we’re often guilted into putting down that slice. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s no better way to start your day than with pizza — but society has told us it’s not “healthy” or “a nutritious breakfast,” to jumpstart our morning routines.
Being in your 20’s/30’s and trying to live on your own is hella expensive. If you add up all the money you spend on rent, gas, electricity, car payments, food, social expenses, the sum can get a tad overwhelming. We’re certainly not going to drop a bunch of wasted money on organic, grass-fed eggs and whatnot for breakfast because you know what? We’re flat broke. So, you know, we opt for the easy option: cereal and milk. But, while we all feel “better” about having a bowl of cereal over a slice of leftover pizza, apparently the calories are (*gasp*) just about the same.
Yeah, sis, I’m about to make your day. According to Chesley Amer, MS, RDN, CDN and The Daily Meal, pizza is actually better for you in the morning than having a big bowl of cereal.
“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories. However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
You heard it here first, y’all — having pizza is better for you in terms of having lasting protein and energy to get you through the first half of your day. Amer also added:
“Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash.”
So, the next time you’re running out of the house fast, hungover, or you just want a damn slice of pizza for breakfast–don’t feel guilty. You’re actually doing your body some good. You’re welcome.