Friday, February 28, 2014

Man, I Thought My Daughter Was Picky...

Meet the man who has eaten pizza for every meal for 25 years
When Dan Janssen tells people about his pizza-only diet, he usually gets one of two reactions.

"They either want to kill me, or they think I'm a hero,'' he told TODAY.com.

Janssen, 38, claims that he has eaten pizza for nearly every meal over the past 25 years. He said he rarely eats breakfast, subsisting on mainly coffee in the morning, and then downs a whole pizza for lunch and another one for dinner, day after day.
I can believe this. I have a good friend who, for many years, existed almost exclusively on chocolate milk and pasta with butter on it. We'd go out to dinner with our girlfriends, and he would always, without fail, order the same dish. Pasta, no sauce, with butter on the side. Now, he did eventually expand his palate, but for a very long time it was a given that he would only eat that one dish.

The other part, about being a vegetarian who hates vegetables, is also familiar, but from a different angle. I've known a few vegetarians who would more precisely be termed "junkfooditarians", because they won't eat meat but would choke on a piece of broccoli. I'd be tempted to try the vegetarian lifestyle except for two things: bacon and bacon. Seriously, though. I've had many days where I've eaten a vegetarian menu, mostly trying to keep my carb and fat intake down. Done right, it's rather tasty - but there are times when I just *really* want a steak.

After reading this story, though, it may be a long time before I can eat pizza again...

That is all.

7 comments:

Dave H said...

I wonder if eating nothing but pizza every day has some Freudian connotation. If so, the implications are disturbing.

There's a diet called Vegan Before Six (VB6) that encourages you to eat fruit, vegetables, and grains from the time you get up in the morning until 6:00 PM, then you can have anything you want. It actually works for me, because I find that if I go to the effort to have healthy stuff in the house to eat during the day, I'm more likely to reach for it at night. Plus the book for the diet has about the best explanation of how simple carbs can mess you up of anything I've read.

Ted said...

Just the other day I was in Whole Foods when I noticed that they had a special "vegan cake".

My first thought was...... Does that mean that someone sells a cake with Bacon!!!!

greg said...

I don't know about any of those diets where you exclude whole food groups. I once did the Atkin's Diet back when it was cool...and it worked! I lost about 12 pounds the first three weeks, and my wife lost about 8.

We were also miserable SOB's to be around as we went through our sugar withdrawals...and after a while, a heavy protein diet has a certain...olfactory side effect.

As cool as it is to do bacon, meat, cheese, and more bacon...after a while, you begin to miss the bun on the burger, and the potato with your steak. AND...it's a very expensive diet.

As for this guy...I'm more disturbed that it's plain cheese pizza all the time.

Bradley said...

i have gone to an almost atkins style diet, not no carb, but way low carbs, i try to stay under 20g per day, and it is working for me.

I really miss pizza, but i cant have the same thing every day, i would go crazy eating just pizza everyday.

Anonymous said...

A friend who is a vegetarian, she doesn't like vegan, says that Bacon is not meat. It's Candy, sinfully good candy.

Her favorite sandwich - BLTA, which is Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado. She says you can never have enough Bacon.

armedlaughing said...

Back in my misspent youth, my best friend and I found we had coincidental vacation days...
And went to the same pizza parlor for lunch EVERY DAY for 7 days!
(with beer, of course!)
I still get to go there, usually once every two or three months.

BUT, if I could...

gfa

Anonymous said...

Hm, wonder if the fella could be classified as autistic, having a fear of change....
Steve