Skip to comments.This Guy Ate Pizza Every Day For 25 Years, And Lived To Tell The Tale
Posted on 07/19/2014 5:26:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Here's what he (and we) have learned from his oddball diet.
As the saying goes, pizza is like sex. Even if its bad, its still pizza. And just like sex, there are people out there addicted to pizza.
Meet Dan Janssen, a Maryland man who has gained a minor level of fame for eating pizza every day for 25 years. In a mini-documentary produced by Vice, Janssen talks about the repercussions of his oddball diet. Here are five key lessons.
Pizza obsession is deeper than just a food preference. Janssen says his picky diet likely stems from a few traumatic experiences as a kid, and hes working with a therapist to figure out his food aversion. Combine that with a vegetarian diet and a simultaneous hatred for vegetables, and you get his insistence on only eating plain cheese pizza every day.
But a weird diet wont stop you from finding love. The documentary introduces us to Janssens saintly fiancée, who puts up with his pizza diet but certainly doesnt like it. She encourages him to diversify his diet for the good of his health. Shes now convinced him to drink a healthy smoothie every day for breakfast.
It will, however, make you Internet famous. After a Vice article introduced him to the world, hes been bombarded with emails, spokesperson offers and interview requests. Hes been dubbed the Pizza King and a hero to gluttons around the world.
A pizza-centric diet might not kill you. At least not quickly. Janssen, who has diabetes, insists his diet doesnt affect his disease and that doctors have given him a clean bill of health. His fiancée is skeptical. Were all gonna die, Janssen says. Im gonna die with pizza in my stomach.
You should probably still eat vegetables, though. Janssen says he almost never touches veggies, but once ate a pizza with mushrooms on it, and it was OK. But why would I eat a carrot when I could eat a pizza? he said in an interview. Medical professionals can likely come up with a few reasons.
Pizza is bread, meat, cheese, sauce. What’s a sandwich? Bread, meat, cheese, condiments.
tomato sauce is a vegetable!!!
So are onions, olives, peppers, mushrooms, etc.
pineapples are pretty good too
bell peppers, yum
Its like he never left college.
Onions and mushrooms are my favorite toppings.
I count bacon as a vegetable.
I’m on a diet, so I always tell them to cut my pizza into 4, not 8 peices.
He has Diabetes, and a Clean Bill of Health?
So much for that Pre Existing Conditions thing.
I guess Obamacare is working after all.
"25 years of college, down the drain..."
Yeh - you'd have to be really hungry to eat eight pieces anyway.
LOL! I once asked when ordering a delivery pizza how big a large is... Answer 8 slices.
all of this could be put into a food processor and blended with a proper pizza sauce and the guy’d never even see it.
bacon eats vegetables.
See what I mean? Bacon is concentrated vegetables.
Bacon: The Magical Vegetable
this is why some people earn minimum wage and some are engineers.
If not the funniest remark of the day then at least deserving of honorable mention.......
to paraphrase many, veggies are what food, eats.
kinda misleading - he does eat pizza every day - but he also eats other meals -
If we're going to go that far, drip it in intravenously. But then we wouldn't taste the pizza, so maybe we'd have to add pizza flavored tongue depressors.
Crikey! Bacon tongue depressors! I gotta call my guy at the Patent Office right away...
another tasty snack?
I’m going to copy that and maybe use it from time to time with some food and nutrition wackos that sometimes give me grief.
A man should eat some sort of pie every day.
Dollar store tortilla pizzas are awesome. Crispy thin crusts. Cheap easy to make, quick to bake. 5 mins to spread sauce cheese pepperoni, 5 mins to bake.
“Meet Dan Janssen, a Maryland man who has gained a minor level of fame for eating pizza every day for 25 years”
Maryland? Sorry, but if it isnt new york pizza, then it isnt pizza. :-)
If you are ever in Seattle hit up a Zeek’s Pizza.
Apparently I live about 10 minutes from this guy. Never been to that pizza shop.
Well crap ....
Jay Leno once said that there such a thing as a pizza diet: one slice.
Eat pizza only for 25 years, you are likely to survive.
Drink Coca-Cola only for 25 years and you are lucky to survive. My best friend’s father did and died in his 40s.
All we are saying is give pizza a chance.
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