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How Many Calories Are in a Small Pizza with Extra Cheese?

by
author image Kristen Fisher
Kristen Fisher is a freelance writer and editor with professional experience in both print and online media. She has published articles on a wide variety of topics including health, fitness, nutrition, home and food, and her work has appeared in "Connections Magazine" and on Lifescript.com. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in psychology.
How Many Calories Are in a Small Pizza with Extra Cheese?
If you love pizza, try limiting yourself to a single slice or two. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

For many dieters, pizza is the one indulgence they simply can't do without. And while there's no reason you should ban pizza from your diet, portion control is essential for enjoying pizza without consuming an unhealthy number of calories.

Calories

One 9-inch frozen pizza with extra cheese topping contains 760 calories. Of these, 280 calories come from fat.

Nutrition Facts

A 9-inch extra cheese pizza contains 32 g of fat; with 16 of those grams coming from saturated fat, that's 80 percent of the recommended daily value for saturated fat for an individual on a 2,000-calorie diet. One pizza also provides 80 mg of cholesterol, 1,420 mg of sodium, 6 g of fiber and 38 g of protein.

Considerations

If extra-cheese pizza is a favorite treat for you, go ahead and enjoy it on occasion, even if you're trying to lose weight. But limit yourself to one or two slices; eating an entire pizza in one sitting packs an unhealthy amount of calories, fat and salt into a single meal. Better yet, choose a regular-cheese pizza with vegetable toppings to cut the calories and increase the nutrients.

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