I want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine a healthy breakfast. Okay, open them. What did you see? A bowl of granola? A plate of fresh fruit? When it comes to healthy breakfast options, most of us think we've got things figured out.
But we couldn't be more wrong. It turns out that our first meal of the day can contain a lot more grease than we originally thought. Sorry granola and dried fruit, you might look better on Insta, but one dietician has just fulfilled many people's wildest dreams...
Shockingly, a few slices of pizza could actually be better for your health than most #Fitspo approved creations.
To discover how to make the perfect breakfast pizza, check out the video below...
In an interview with Daily Meal, dietician Chelsey Amer explained how having a few slices of pizza will get your day off to a more well-balanced start than eating a bowl of cereal - so now you can eat your leftovers the next day with reckless abandon.
"You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories," she explained.
Despite having the same calorie content as pizza, cereal has virtually no nutritional value. Whereas pizza contains a balanced amount of carbs and fats.
"Pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning," Amer said.
The dietician's claims are reflected by the fact that a serving of Frosted Flakes contains 110 calories, zero grams of fat. and 10 grams of sugar. While this might not sound like a lot, most people have more than one serving at breakfast.
A 2014 study by Consumer Report actually found that people, on average, eat 132 percent more than this.
Pizza, however, has more essential fats and proteins and less sugar.
What's more is that despite its deliciously unhealthy appearance, pizza also contains all the major food groups - grains, fruits and vegetables, and meats - which is why scientists in Italy have claimed that pizza could prevent cancer.
That's why Amer wrote on her blog that it's actually beneficial to have pizza for breakfast.
"Because eating a slice of pizza for breakfast will prevent you from binging on an entire pie later," she wrote.
The dietician also made a point of adding that most cereals can't be classified as a part of healthy breakfast because they contain so much sugar.
"I love cereal as much as the next person, but many sugary cereals contain as much sugar as a candy bar! I don't know about you, but a sugar [rush] is not how I like to start my day," she wrote.
But before you decide to call in pizza at 8 am, it's worth noting that not all dieticians are on Amar's side.
"I wouldn't say going to a pizzeria and eating a pizza is an ideal meal," Wendy Kaplan, a registered dietitian, told Daily Mail Online. "The nutrients found in pizza does not outweigh the bad - refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium."
Personally, I'm just going to stick with Amar's opinion and quote her at anyone who judges me when I bring a large pizza into my office with my morning coffee. Clogged arteries, here I come!