NEW YORK -- Lovers of pizza would probably like it if they could eat pizza all the time and not gain weight. A writer for Cosmopolitan said she has pulled it off.
Charlotte Palermino, 28, called it a "pizza cleanse" -- she decided she would only eat pizza for a week. She set several rules for her 'diet plan,' including that the pizza had to have crust, as well as cheese or toppings, and sauce.
Palermino's first few days on the plan were difficult: she had heartburn, digestive discomfort, and headaches. By day three, she said her body was adjusting, only to run into more discomfort the next day. By day six, though, she said her stomach had calmed down and her body had adjusted to eating pizza all the time.
Take a peek at some of the deliciousness that Charlotte indulged in:
Woman claims she lost 5 pounds eating only pizza for a week
My cleanse is over but I had to try Di Fara and good god am I glad I did. Hands down the best. All bow to the maestro of 'za. 53 years for the strongest pizza game ever. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 OH and to all the people that said I'd never eat pizza again, lolololol. @zachbaum thank you for dragging me out here. #f52grams #feastagram #buzzfeast #dailypizza #pizzagram #pizzacleanse
A #latergram from last week's #pizzacleanse. Post finally went live and am so grateful to the @cosmopolitan peeps for letting me play out my weird experiment. 🍕🍕🍕🍕❤️❤️❤️❤️ the best team ever. Also, diets are bs 😘. These slices are from one of my favorite spots--Prince Street Pizza. #eeeeeats #DailyPizza #feastagram #newforkcity #buzzfeast #nycfood #nycpizza 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 if you want to read my post just copy the link in my bio
Parkside pizza tasting and I'm living my best life RN. Love this cleanse. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 #feastagram #buzzfeast #dailypizza #eeeeeats #pizzacleanse #pizzaweek
What makes pizza better? Two pizzas. Day 7 on my cleanse and other than a few spotty moments, I'm really not sick of the 'za. Pizza is the perfect food. If you're in the tristate area you have to come to @speedyromeo 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 #eeeeeats #f52grams #dailypizza #feastagram #pizzagram #buzzfeast
This is a total garbage picture but are you a lady if you don't eat a pizza on the street in thigh high leather boots alone? Answer: you're not. Day 6 pizza cleanse and I'm turning into a classy AF savage. 🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕👀🍕#eeeeeats #pizzaweek #buzzfeast #newforkcity #dailypizza #pizzacleanse @pizzalovesemily I regret nothing.
Day 5, was feeling faint in the AM but going strong after boxing. This pizza cleanse is the easiest diet I've never done. Mushrooms, bechamel, ricotta, peppers, tomatoes and chives. @brunopizzanyc you have a pizza my heart 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 #newforkcity #eeeeeats #dailypizza #pizzagram #buzzfeast
I met a man named Frank and asked for his hand in marriage. He runs @prince.street.pizzanyc and I want this 🍕 everyday of my life. Look at the sun glinting off that grease, isn't it marvelous? Sicilian slice with pepperoni. Not pictured: a margherita slice which def made the dean's list. ❤️❤️❤️ #eeeeeats #pizzaweek #feastagram #dailypizza #buzzfeast #nyc #princestreetpizza #newforkcity
Me: 'Can I have extra arugula?'
Me: 'oh it's so I don't catch scurvy.
@pauliegee123 also informed me that I failed in my ordering of pizza at different establishments. #pizzaweek is hard guys. Some of my favorite slices have been at this Greenpoint joint. Not pictured: a tomato based pizza topped with pickled onions and guanciale called mo cheeks (aka mo' fun). Shoutout to @aliemartell for the guided order and camera lighting hack I now live by. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 #eeeeeats #newforkcity #buzzfeast #nyc #pizzagram #feastagram #blessed
Pies before guys. Know you're supposed to get the margherita, but I saw prosciutto and olive oil and cheese on cheese so I opted for the Kesté. I made a good choice. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 #eeeeeats #dailypizza #pizzaweek #newforkcity #feastagram #buzzfeast
You have a pizza my ❤️. And so it begins. @robertaspizza 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 #eeeeeats #feastagram #foodbeast #newforkcity #f52grams #pizzaweek #buzzfeast #dailypizza
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At the end of the week, Palermino said she lost five pounds -- but not because she was only eating pizza. Her doctor told her she probably lost weight because she stopped having wine and consuming sugar.
Despite finding the pizza diet did not make her feel terrible, Palermino said she did not recommend eating pizza exclusively for a full week because it's not a sustainable diet plan.