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Man eats pizza for every meal for 25 years

Posted by Doug Saffir  February 26, 2014 12:35 PM

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A Maryland man has defied years of advertising logic, proving once and for all that you do not need to have pizza on a bagel in order to eat pizza all the time.

Dan Janssen claims to have eaten pizza for nearly every meal of every day for the last 25 years. In a feature in the Baltimore Sun, Janssen described his unusual diet.

"I do eat a bowl of Raisin Bran once a week or so if I want to be healthy," Janssen said. "But usually it's just pizza and coffee."

If you think that the occasional bowl of cereal tarnishes his "all pizza, all the time" title, fear not. We did the math, and Janssen only ate Raisin Bran 5% of the time, at most.

He said the diet started after becoming a vegetarian when he was a teenager. Unfortunately, he's the kind of vegetarian who doesn't really like vegetables, leading to statements like this: "Nothing to me tastes as good as pizza. Why should I eat a carrot when I can eat pizza?"

Surprisingly, Janssen says he's in good health, telling the Sun that his blood work has never been an issue and that he keeps active by going for 30 or 40-mile bike rides.

But the all-pizza diet may not last much longer. Janssen's fiancee has convinced him to branch out a little bit, and he's now seeing a nutritionist. He seemed to believe that it could mean big changes in his life, maybe even something as bold as fruit.

"I remember about four years ago I ate a peach and it was amazing," he told the Sun. "I just never think to do things like that."

If you're not sure whether to be disgusted or impressed, you're not alone.

(H/T @pacmanjack)

Reach me at douglas.saffir@globe.com. Follow me @dougsaffir

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