Why You May Want to Start Dabbing the Grease Off Your Pizza

Did you ever stop to wonder just how many calories dabbing the grease off your pizza slice actually saves you?

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Why You May Want to Start Dabbing the Grease Off Your Pizza

Are you a pizza dabber? You know, a person who pats the grease off a nice bubbly slice of ‘za with a napkin or a paper towel to render it drier, less slick.

Anyone who isn’t a dabber certainly knows one. But did you ever stop to wonder just how many calories dabbing that oozy stuff off your slice really saves you?

LabDoor, an online health and science magazine, has crunched the numbers. According to its calculations, about 117 of the 324 calories you’ll get in a slice of pepperoni pizza (it used Domino’s) are from fat, with a total of 13 grams per slice.

When you dab your slice, you reduce your fat per slice from 13 grams to 8.5 grams, LabDoor deduces, and your calories from 117 to 76.5 per slice, saving you 40.5 calories of fat per slice.

Figuring that the average American eats 23 pounds of pizza — or about 87 slices of Domino’s pepperoni pizza each year — LabDoor calculates that dabbing will reduce your pizza-fat calorie intake from 10,179 calories to 6,655.5 calories and your overall pizza calorie intake from 28,188 to 21,532.5, the equivalent of about 20.4 fewer slices per year.

And what will that mean for your waistline? A net loss of 1.9 pounds.

Pass the napkins, please.

Photo courtesy of iStock

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