The napkin diet! Infographic reveals how dabbing the grease off your pizza slice takes away more than a third of the calories and removes nearly FIVE GRAMS of fat

  • Researchers found that dabbing the grease off a slice can help reduce the number of calories you consume
  • On a typical slice, around 40 calories are removed - about 4.5 grams of fat
  • The average American, who is thought to consume 23lbs of pizza annually, could lose almost 2lbs in a year simply by wiping away the grease
  • LabDoor magazine conducted the research using a slice of Domino's 14" pepperoni pizza

Dabbing a napkin to soak up any pizza grease before eating it can help cut out up to four and a half grams of fat per slice - around 40 calories.

Researchers from LabDoor magazine conducted an experiment using a slice of 14-inch Domino's pepperoni pizza and found that wiping away the grease drastically reduced the amount of calories and fat consumed while indulging in the fast food treat. 

The infographic also details the harsh realities about how much fat and how many calories the average piece of pepperoni pizza contains, revealing that each piece of the pie contains a total 324 calories, 117 calories from fat and a whopping 13 grams of fat. 

Better, any way you slice it: Researchers from LabDoor magazine found that dabbing the grease off of a slice removed 4.5 grams of fat and 41 calories

Better, any way you slice it: Researchers from LabDoor magazine found that dabbing the grease off of a slice removed 4.5 grams of fat and 41 calories

Adding up: Over the course of a year, it adds up to a saving of 3,500 calories - about 2lbs in weight

Adding up: Over the course of a year, it adds up to a saving of 3,500 calories - about 2lbs in weight

But, as it turns out, a lot of that fat and calories comes from the grease within the pizza - that same oily residue that can quickly be dabbed off the top of each slice. 

According to the infographic, a dabbed slice of pizza contains 8.5 grams of fat, in comparison with the 13 grams of fat contained in a regular slice; it also contains 76.5 calories from fat, while a normal slice of pizza contains 117.  

And while this might not sounds like much, the infographic also shows how, over the course of time, little changes to diets can really add up.

It states that the average American eats approximately 23lbs of pizza each year - the equivalent of 87 slices of Domino's pepperoni. All of that adds up to a staggering 28,188 calories, 10,179 calories from fat, and a total 1,131 grams of fat. 

Slimming slice: The average American consumed 23lbs of pizza a year. Dabbing the grease will remove almost 400 grams of fat over the course of a year 

Slimming slice: The average American consumed 23lbs of pizza a year. Dabbing the grease will remove almost 400 grams of fat over the course of a year 

Topping off: It's not huge number, but shows that even micro-changes can have an impact on your diet

Topping off: It's not huge number, but shows that even micro-changes can have an impact on your diet

However, when you dab the grease, which is melted fat from the cheese that gets released when cheese is heated, away, these numbers go down quite significantly. 

Eating only dabbed slices for a year means you are eating a total of 21, 532.5 calories - still a large number, but much lower than the amounts contained in the annual consumption of un-dabbed pieces. 

The amount of fat contained in the yearly intake of dabbed pizza also goes down, ringing in at 739.5 grams, more than 390 grams less than the normal slices. 

And it's not just calories and fat that go down with a bit of grease dabbing - you could also see your waistline start to shrink. According to the infographic, eating dabbed pizza exclusively for a year will enable you to a lose 1.9lbs from your waistline. So perhaps there's room for dessert after all? 

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