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bikebreak 02-27-14 08:41 AM

All pizza diet
 
http://www.today.com/food/meet-man-w...ars-2D12176610

Quote:

Janssen, 38, claims that he has eaten pizza for nearly every meal over the past 25 years. He said he rarely eats breakfast, subsisting on mainly coffee in the morning, and then downs a whole pizza for lunch and another one for dinner, day after day.

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He does not drink or smoke, and exercises regularly by riding his bike long distances.

"I understand that this is a disgusting diet,'' he said. "You expect me to be overweight and have no energy, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Whenever I see a new doctor, I tell him, 'I have a terrible diet, and I only eat pizza.' With three different doctors, they have done bloodwork and my cholesterol levels and blood pressure are great, and I am fit and energetic.

"I'm sure when I'm 60 I'll drop dead of a heart attack, but right now I am fine."


Discuss.

bmontgomery87 02-27-14 10:23 AM

He's kind of stupid if you ask me.

"To be healthy I eat raisin bran once per week"
Between that and saying he only spends 100 per week on pizza, like its a good thing. You can easily eat real organic food for 100 per week, especially if you're single.

That being said, he looks good for 38.

Fishmonger 02-27-14 10:36 AM

Pizza includes all of the major food groups and doesn't have sugar. Choose your toppings wisely and you have a healthy meal. Especially if you make it yourself! Just avoid Domino's and Little Caesars--I can feel the grease running down my throat as soon as I bike into one of those.

GeorgeBMac 02-27-14 10:38 AM

pizza CAN be very healthy -- it depends on the ingredients. It does not have to be loaded down with cheese, processed meats and oil or be based on a refined carb.

bmontgomery87 02-27-14 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by GeorgeBMac (Post 16532086)
pizza CAN be very healthy -- it depends on the ingredients. It does not have to be loaded down with cheese, processed meats and oil or be based on a refined carb.

Very true. If the dude handmade them with his own dough, a real pizza sauce, and reasonable amounts of cheese, with veggies he could have a healthy food source.
But he said he hates veggies, and often ate frozen pizzas. So he's basically just slamming cheese pizza all day long.

Fat Boy 02-27-14 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by GeorgeBMac (Post 16532086)
pizza CAN be very healthy -- it depends on the ingredients. It does not have to be loaded down with cheese, processed meats and oil or be based on a refined carb.

They say his freezer is loaded with pizzas. He doesn't give a damn about eating healthy. Humans can survive on many different food sources, but that doesn't mean they thrive on it. The other thing is that good genetics can cover a myriad of other failings.

sprince 02-28-14 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Fat Boy (Post 16532648)
They say his freezer is loaded with pizzas. He doesn't give a damn about eating healthy. Humans can survive on many different food sources, but that doesn't mean they thrive on it. The other thing is that good genetics can cover a myriad of other failings.

Pizza is a whole lot less unhealthy than a lot of disgusting stuff people put in their bodies while eating intermittent decent meals and pretending they are doing something healthy. But then maybe I'm genetically predisposed to take up for pizza. As much as I hate to admit it, I have to agree that it's genes and an otherwise healthy lifestyle that has kept "Pizza Guy" from dropping dead. Mmmm, pizza.

Jared. 03-01-14 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Fishmonger (Post 16532081)
Pizza includes all of the major food groups and doesn't have sugar.

Yes it does.

I miss my pizza diet from my college days. I don't miss how it made me feel afterwards though.

travelerman 03-01-14 05:52 AM

I just find it disgusting that - with the myriad of food choices available to us in the Western world - that someone would limit themselves to such a specific diet. I enjoy a wide variety of foods, not all of them considered the most healthy, but I make sure I do not overdo it with the unhealthy choices. Asian, Hispanic, Mediterranean, regional comfort foods - all of these give me great enjoyment... To limit your culinary experiences is a shame and a waste.

bikebreak 03-04-14 09:08 AM

I found this line critical:
exercises regularly by riding his bike long distances.

This suggests that a less than ideal diet is offset by frequent biking. I wonder if we worry too much about what we are eating, seeing as we burn off those calories pretty soon anyway.

Wesley36 03-04-14 09:15 AM

There is more to health than a reasonable ratio of calories in to calories burned. You can be skinny, and unhealthy.

lenA 03-04-14 09:17 AM

nobody knows how long they are going to live

GeorgeBMac 03-05-14 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by bikebreak (Post 16546986)
I found this line critical:
exercises regularly by riding his bike long distances.

This suggests that a less than ideal diet is offset by frequent biking. I wonder if we worry too much about what we are eating, seeing as we burn off those calories pretty soon anyway.

that's what several dead men thought. You should read this thread ("Just fitness doesn't cut it"):

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...doesn-t-cut-it

dm83 03-07-14 09:28 AM

I love pizza, provides me with protein and electrolytes.

Dunbar 03-07-14 03:37 PM

I'm willing to bet at least half of the population of the US eats no healthier than this guy. That said, it's near total lack of variety in his diet that sounds the most unappealing to me.

Lacumo 03-10-14 05:28 PM

He should lighten up, break training and treat himself every now and then. Maybe have a stromboli, a calzone or something nice and healthy from Taco Bell.

zowie 03-11-14 07:41 PM

I think he said he eats one 14" pizza per day. Spread over a whole day that's not such unreasonable carbs, fat, sugar etc. and probably less calories than most americans consume. So I don't think eating the pizza is such a big problem -- the problem is all the things that he's not eating.

Louis Le Tour 03-15-14 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lacumo (Post 16566204)
he should lighten up, break training and treat himself every now and then. Maybe have a stromboli, a calzone or something nice and healthy from taco bell.

love it!!


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