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.