“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN told The Daily Meal on Monday. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
Surprised? This is quite an assertion, expanding on the established fact that many mass-market cereals are just clumps of sugar. A slice of pizza is so fatty and rich with protein, Amer claims, that it’ll keep your belly full and sustain you for much longer in the day than a bowl of cereal that’ll have you battling a gnarly sugar comedown.
“I am not endorsing pizza as the healthiest breakfast option,” Amer wrote to MUNCHIES over email on Wednesday when asked to clarify her points. “Many cereals marketed for breakfast contain as much sugar as a candy bar.