New Year, New Me? How about New Year, leftover pizza?

For the past week or so, the internet has been awash with tweets, Instagram pictures and Facebook statuses consisting of the usual stock quotes you hear in January, all revolving around “New Year, New Me.” I’m all for self improvement, but you can only hear the same thing so many times before it just starts to become white noise.

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Christmas is a season which glorifies excess; we spend weeks over-indulging in alcohol, food and all sorts of festive shenanigans. This is one of the many reasons why I’ve always loved Christmas. But when the festive season comes to its inevitable end, and the fun times are behind us, people are left feeling tired, overfed and generally not very good about themselves. It’s why gym memberships around the country peak in January, as everyone decides to better themselves and shed those extra Christmas pounds.

But don’t worry, you might not need to start eating nothing but rice cakes and lemon wedges just yet, because science has come to the rescue! According to a recent study, your body does less work when digesting food that has been softened by cooking. This then means you get less calories from leftover food that has cooled down, because it becomes harder to digest.

Basically, you can eat that leftover slice of Domino’s pizza for breakfast without feeling quite as guilty as before. YEAH, SCIENCE!


I don’t know what it is, but there is something wonderful about leftover pizza. While I have met some people who are rather against the idea, they’re the weird minority it seems. For me, nothing quite beats waking up on a Saturday morning to leftover pizza.

Picture the scene… You’ve spent last night pounding J√§gerbombs like they’re going out of fashion and busting out some questionable dance moves. Then all of a sudden it’s the morning and you’re a quivering, hungover mess. You crawl out of bed, drag yourself to the kitchen and who is there to greet you but some leftover pizza.

Pizza doesn’t care what state you’re in. Pizza won’t judge you for drinking a bit too much the night before. Pizza isn’t interested in the embarrassing texts you sent to your ex. All pizza wants to do is wrap your belly in a warm embrace and tell you everything is going to be alright. And if all of that wasn’t enough, pizza tastes just as good cold as it does hot, and is apparently slightly better for you as well.


Thanks for everything, pizza.