Chef Explains How He Lost Almost 100 Lbs. by Eating Pizza Everyday: VIDEO
Hear how NY chef Pasquale Cozzolino lost 100 pounds by eating pizza
When we first heard about Chef Pasquale Cozzolino’s pizza diet, we thought it might be too good to be true.
But now the Naples-born, New York-based chef – whose restaurant, Ribalta, specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza – has taken the time to show PEOPLE how eating pizza every single day helped him lose almost 100 lbs. in five months. And well, it makes a lot of sense.
Cozzolino explains that, because of the ingredients he uses, a whole pie at Ribalta is only about 570 calories, which makes it a filling and relatively healthy meal substitute.
The chef says he wanted to lose the weight so he could hold his second child. “I had a second baby coming, and with the first one, I had a problem to handle him, because my knees, my back. I was very, very big.”
Watch him explain – and do some nifty dough twirling – in the video above.