Recent report: Pizza is healthier breakfast than cereal

Recent report: Pizza is healthier breakfast than cereal

"You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain almost the same amount of calories", explained Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN to The Daily Meal.

About Monday, dietitian Chelsey Amer and blogger caused a stir when she told the Chicago Tribune that a slice of pizza is more healthy in relation to a plate of cereal.

An actual nutritionist said we can have pizza for breakfast and it's like all our childhood dreams have come true at once. But she says if you keep the serving of pizza reasonable-one slice- then you're setting yourself up to feel full without overdoing it.

While pizza may be loaded with grease, it also has less sugar than many cereals, and sugar does little for your mood or hunger levels.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to what types of pizzas/ cereals you're consuming.

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A single serving of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which likely meets Amer's classification as a sugary cereal, contains 130 calories, 3 grams of fat and 9 grams of sugar, according to General Mills. And many people have more than a 40g serving of cereal too. However, those who used the largest bowl, which held 18 ounces, ate 132 percent more Cheerios.

Dietitian Keri Gans, however, told the New York Post that cereal may still be a healthier breakfast option for pizza.

Bonci says that eating cereal "without much fiber, without a lot of protein, without any fat" might mean "you're eating again an hour later".

Hand encourages people to use resources like the internet to find alternatives to not-so-healthy traditional elements - like making pizza with a cauliflower or ground beef crust, instead of the standard one that uses white flour.

Plus, she points out that many pizzas aren't exactly lacking in sugar. Pizzas with a whole wheat crust and extra veggies are obviously healthier than your meat lover's with a cheese-stuffed crust. (And let's be honest, it usually follows a night of doing plenty of unhealthy things.) But one nutritionist says it's a much better choice than your regular bowl of cereal.

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