Money Diet, Week 31: Sampling the pizza diet

Much as I love the idea of the pizza diet, I don't see it taking off.

As you may have heard -- it's received quite a bit of press over the past several months -- Matt McClellan, a St. Petersburg, Fla., pizzeria owner, has been championing what he calls the "pizza diet." He says that he's lost 24 pounds and five inches by going with this dietary plan. So naturally, one of my editors, fully aware that I've been dieting this year and occasionally writing about it, suggested I give it a try.

I did.

It didn't go so well.