Okay, I'm not an idiot. I know eating a whole pizza isn't a good idea. But this is a chain of build-your-own pizzas based in Ohio. You go through the line, pick your crust option, selection your toppings, and then the pizza is fired in an oven and, voila, you have an amazing pie. And most amazing are the dipping sauces that you can get to tip your pizza in, like ranch or pesto or, my favorite, golden barbecue sauce.
Again, I know eating a whole pie isn't smart but, darn it, it was a long day of churning out writing, chasing kids, etc. That fountain soda and pizza was my "fun" at the end of a long day. I don't spend much time thinking about calories. I should. If you'd asked me, I might have pegged my pizza at 1500 calories, which is too much.
Later, out of curiosity and concern, I went to Rapid Fired's website and found they had superb nutrition calculator tools. So I replicated my pizza there and turns out the pie I ate weighed in at 2598 calories and, get this, the sodium was off the charts at 6565 mg, over 270 percent of what I need in a day.
I doubt I'll ever get the deep dish there again. It looks like that is primarily where I went wrong. Had I gotten the exact same pizza but did thin crust, my meal would clocked in at roughly 1100 calories. Still too much, but not as obscene. What is scary about the 2598 calories is that is one meal. Didn't count the sodas I slurped with the supper, that probably added another 300 calories, nor did it count breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc...I have to be realistic in assuming I consumed 6000 calories on Friday.
Next time I got, I'll get thin crust. Or fast for two days prior.
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