Last week, I was in San Diego at TT Summit. Two people that I was looking to see again is Daniel Woodrum and Brittney Williams. During lunch we got chatting about their diet. I like asking other fitness professionals how they approach food and why they do what they do when it comes to eating.
Daniel started talking about a pizza recipe that he makes.
I asked if he could share it with the EFI family.
So here you go.
Rick Kaselj, MS
It’s Monday afternoon, and you’re driving home from work. It’s been a long day, and all you want to do is stuff your face with pizza.
You’ve been craving pizza for the past 2 weeks…but you promised your significant other that you’d follow their ‘new’ diet for the next 6 weeks.
Much to your dismay, there is no pizza on the menu. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find anything on the menu other than chicken, eggs, broccoli, and cottage cheese.
And if that wasn’t bad enough – this ‘diet’ you’re on requires you to eat no more than 500 calories for dinner.
As you walk into the house, surprise, surprise!
You smell baked chicken and broccoli.
This is the 4th time you’ve ate this meal in the past two weeks. As you eat this puny dinner – you can’t help but think that you’ll never last the entire 6 weeks on this diet. You’ve only lost 1 lb so far, and your energy levels are down and you have no motivation to do anything outside of work.
The next day, you completely fall off the wagon and go into a downward spiral of eating everything in sight…including greasy pizza from Pizza Hut.
This happens to millions of people across the world. They hop from diet to diet….never finding a long term solution that allows them to lose weight without feeling absolutely miserable.
It’s not your fault. These fad diets are set up for you to fail. Not only are they not sustainable, but they also can completely damage your metabolism.
There are many reasons why these traditional diets don’t work. But the one that most people don’t ever talk about is dinner.
There’s this theory that eating a big dinner at night will cause you to gain weight, since your metabolism slows down at night and you won’t be burning as many calories.
It sounds good in theory, but couldn’t be farther from the truth. What if I told you that eating a BIG dinner at night actually speeds up your metabolism and turns your body into a fat burning machine – even while you’re sound asleep?
Sound too good to be true…?
Consuming a Big Dinner helps replenish glycogen levels and allows you to follow the natural human eating cycle. Our bodies were not designed to eat every 2-3 hours. Unfortunately, the supplement companies and food industry have brainwashed us into thinking that our metabolism will crash if we don’t eat every waking moment.
Do you crave carbs at night?
Research now shows that eating carbs at night is the most optimal time for fat loss. You want to save your carb loaded dinners for dinner. This is when you’re body naturally wants to relax, eat big and then go to bed a couple hours later. Carbs trigger the release of serotonin, which allows you to relax and induce sleep.
Just imagine how much more enjoyable dieting would be if you could come home from a long day of work and eat 1,000 calorie dinners with lots of carbs and even dessert too!
You’re in luck! I’ve got the perfect diet hack that will make dieting enjoyable and allow you to NEVER have to skimp on dinner ever again.
It’s called the Big Dinner Diet – and it’s a revolutionary approach to dieting. It goes against everything you’ve ever heard. It’s research proven, and has helped people just like you lose weight without ever feeling like they’re on a diet.
In fact, people can’t stop ranting and raving about this Gluten Free Pizza:
Gluten Free Pizza
- 1 10 oz. package cauliflower florets
- 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- pizza toppings (pizza sauce, fresh veggies, Italian herbs, etc.)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a foil lined baking pan. Using a food processor, lightly pulse the cauliflower in batches until it resembles rice. Place the cauliflower “rice” in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes or until soft; allow to cool.
To the cauliflower, add cheeses, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and egg and season with salt and pepper, mixing very well. Add the mixture onto the baking pan and form a round pizza crust. Bake crust for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Top with desired pizza toppings and bake again for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and serve immediately.
Pizza sounds so much more exciting than baked chicken, right?
You can find over 70 more recipes along with a 6 week meal plan here.
It’s time you stop ‘dieting’ with boring food and start eating a delicious, satisfying dinner every single night guilt free.
There’s no better feeling than waking up the next morning looking leaner than when you went to bed.
Daniel Woodrum and Brittney Williams