PRINCIPLE – chemicals in processed foods, like pizza, can be as addictive as street drugs, and may be the cause of your overeating, binging, and weight gain.

Pizza as an example of a very fattening food, that can still be enjoyed by SUBSTITUTING HEALTHY INGREDIENTS

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New Yorkers love their pizza. Now you can enjoy a New York-style pizza without the guilt. Crushed tomatoes replace high-sodium sauce and extra veggies replace high-fat meat. Fiber from the whole wheat and veggies will fill you up to help you slim down.

Most pizzas have ingredients that are addictive (cheese, sugar, processed wheat), and can result in rapid weight gain because these ingredients lead to compulsive overeating.   A MAJOR PRINCIPLE in overcoming food cravings is SUBSTITUTION.

Simply SUBSTITUTE HEALTHY INGREDIENTS for the fat producing ingredients.

Dr. Oz highlighted a young lady (30 years old) on his show Oct. 20, 2011.  She weighed 350 pounds.  Her problem (her husband “turned her in” to Dr. Oz) was that she was ADDICTED to pizza.

Dr. Oz calculated her YEARLY calories from her PIZZA ADDICTION:

1.  Calories in 1 year JUST FROM PIZZA = 700,000 (about 1800 cals a DAY)

2. Fat grams in 1 year = 210,000 FAT GRAMS a YEAR

3. Salt: just to summarize,  it was a massive amount of salt

What is the solution? Substitute healthy ingredients, and get rid of the addictive ingredients that stimulate you to overeat.

Dr. Oz’ Healthy Pizza Recipe: I LOVE NEW YORK PIZZA

LINK to the recipe on Dr. Oz’ website


Makes 2 servings

1/2 lb refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough

Canned crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 tbsp pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano cheese

1 red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 cups baby spinach leaves

1 cup button mushrooms, sliced

Fresh basil for garnish

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Cornmeal for sprinkling

Flour for dusting

Olive oil for coating pan


Pre-heat oven to 450°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12-inch circle, keeping the edges thicker to form a rim. Place the dough on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes, just until starting to lightly brown. Remove crust from oven and flip over.

Spoon crushed tomatoes evenly over crust and season with salt and pepper. Add your desired veggies, including peppers, onion, spinach and mushrooms. Top with mozzarella and pecorino romano cheeses. Bake until cheese is melted and veggies are tender to crisp, about 10-15 minutes.

Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

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Southwest Pork Pizza Recipe

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Makes 1 pizza, with leftover pork


  • 1 pizza crusts, homemade or pre-made
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin (you will end up using four ½ inch slices)
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper, for black bean spread
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin, for black bean spread
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika, for black bean spread
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander, for black bean spread
  • ¼ teaspoon salt for one side of pork, 1/8 teaspoon for other side
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, for each side of pork
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, for each side of pork
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin, for each side of pork
  • 1 Anaheim chile, remove seeds and roast
  • 1 jalapeno, remove seeds and roast
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • handful cilantro, minced


Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place pork tenderloin in casserole dish. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin on both sides. Drizzle olive oil over pork and bake in oven for 1 hour. Pork should be slightly pink when done. Slice 4-5 half inch slices and place in food processor. Pulse to shred the pork, set aside. In a food processor, add black beans, shallot, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, coriander, olive oil. Pulse till smooth. Spread black bean mixture onto pizza crusts. Top with shredded pork. Over the stovetop flame (medium-high), using melt-proof utensils, roast chile and jalapeno till slightly charred on all sides. Let cool, slice tops off and scoop out seeds. Add chile and jalapeno to food processor and pulse till they are chopped. Top pizza with peppers. Add cheese and bake until pizza crusts are golden brown and cheese is melted. Top with fresh cilantro.


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