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Do You Blot Your Pizza With a Napkin?

Pizza is one of my weaknesses, and I definitely indulge in it once in a while. I have to say that some slices are especially greasy. I can't stand it when I take a bite and drips of oil fall onto my plate. To solve this issue I blot my pizza; I feel this makes it a bit healthier. What about you?


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rpenner rpenner 9 years
LOVE pizza. Me and the SO eat it like once a week. Terrible, I know. But it's our weakness. Other than that I eat very healthy and exercise every day so I figure I'm allowed one vice. I'm with greentea on the moderation thing. My once a week pizza eating probably isn't considered moderation, but considering I eat healthy otherwise and exercise often, I manage to maintain a size 1 so it goes to show what exercise does for you!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
@angelfromlsu: that is interesting. but thinking that way will surely turn me into a germaphobe.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I think it's really gross to blot pizza. The napkin kinda sticks into the pizza and then how clean is the actual napkin...They could have been laying on the floor. EWWWW! Even at home, I am skeptical of my just-opened Bounty paper towels...
mjane79 mjane79 9 years
I usually make my own so grease isn't an issue then. When I order pizza for work, every once in awhile I do blot it but most of the places aren't too greasy and I try to order a veggie pizza with all the other super-meaty pizzas. I have to order the veggie one with light cheese because place seem to think if it's veggie, it has to have twice the cheese as the meat ones. Yuck, all that cheese isn't tasty because it's too much to get that nice brown, crusty top to it.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
@Lo LO & Greentea1203: Where do you buy your clothes?!! This is a serious question, I am worried that I am no longer going to be able to go to the stores I like because either I am disappearing or their sizes are growing.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 9 years
I'm so with you Greentea. I'm also a size 0 and indulge in pizza maybe once every two weeks or so. I happen to prefer whole wheat thin crust with grilled chicken and veggies, but I'll partake in a greasier less healthy slice if that's what's being offered. As for blotting, I'm actually nauseous just reading this post about oil and grease, so I'm going to say I definitely blot if necessary!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
My mom told me to do this from when I was very young. I'm surprised that other people know this trick too because whenever I do it in front of people, they're always interested about why I do it and what it does.
kia kia 9 years
I try to avoid pizza I may feel I would want to blot.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I don't eat pizza, but when I do, I always take the cheese off entirely. I had a friend in high school that always blotted the cheese off her pizza with 2 or 3 napkins religiously because she claimed it made it healthier. It probably tasted better without giant pools of grease on it, that's for sure.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i have pizza without cheese (i'm vegan and hate fake cheese) so there isn't any grease since i just use pizza sauce and veggies.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
I don't blot the pizza but if the slice was dripping oil while I fold it in half then I'm just going to let gravity do it's thing on to the plate.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I actually HATE cheesy pizza, so I blot like crazy and take off most of the cheese and ask for double sauce. =)
julibul julibul 9 years
I actually like a less oily pizza, taste-wise.
red4bonez red4bonez 9 years
ah i love pizza. I usually just fold it and let the oil drip out. mmmmm..pizzaa
komler komler 9 years
Article - Will blotting the pizza really help you lose weight?
emalove emalove 9 years
If it's too greasy I will...but usually I just avoid super greasy-looking pizza all together. I have a very sensitive stomach and greasy, heavy foods always make me sick. So I never get extra cheese and my favorite kinds are the ones with veggies on them, like peppers, onions, eggplant, broccoli, etc.
BrideyRo BrideyRo 9 years
i only blot when the grease is visible but i have heard that you can save over 100 calories by blotting!
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I blot most things that have that greasy sheen on them. Its just gross and i feel like any little bit i can remove will do me some good. i dont eat much greasy pizza anyway...:D
amyellyo amyellyo 9 years
I take the cheese off my pizza.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
I am such a fan of NY style pizza, which seems to be the greasiest. If it's glistening. I blot for sure.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
no never but I would if it was really disgusting
ExpressionEleven ExpressionEleven 9 years
I wish I hadn't read this... now I'm just plain hungry for pizza. It's not even a favorite food of mine :-/. And yes - I do blot if it's greasy on top. Pools of grease have never whet my appetite.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I don't understand people who don't eat pizza because it's too fattening! I eat it occassionally and I'm a size 0. It's all about moderation, for real.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I blot, and sometimes seeing the grease makes me just not eat it anyway.
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