If you’ve followed my social media this summer, you’d be aware that I was diagnosed with diabetes. As a result, I spent a month getting my health in order and trying to make better eating decisions. In doing that research, I found that a Keto eating lifestyle would benefit me by lowering my blood sugar and losing weight. Since late July I’ve lost over 20 pounds and I’m free of blood sugar medicines. So, when I’m in the parks, I’m always looking for quality food options. Here’s my thoughts on the Blaze Pizza Keto Crust.
Before I begin, I am not a dietitian or a physician, so I am using Keto as a guideline and it’s working for me. It seemed strange to consume more fat and less carbs and lose weight while not being hungry, but it’s working well for me. I do balance my diet with healthy vegetable choices as well.
Pizza is one of those things that I LOVE. I could eat pizza everyday and be a happy camper. Since changing to a lower carb lifestyle, I’ve found it difficult to find Keto friendly pizzas that didn’t taste horrible. Usually the crust is off-putting and the toppings are lower quality.
When I went to place my order with the Disney Springs Blaze Pizza creator, she expected me to get the traditional thin crust, but I requested the Keto crust. The Keto crust costs an additional $3, but it was only 6 net carbs and I didn’t eat the whole pizza.
The Pizza Prep
They remove the crust from a storage area and it appears like a pre-cooked disc that one could use to play frisbee. After placing it on the pizza prep surface, she asked what sauce I’d like and passed it off to the cheeser. I love cheese, so I’ve eaten a decent amount of natural cheese lately.
The pizza was then passed down the line for other ingredients. I opted for extra Pepperoni, Sausage and Bacon. But Kenny, isn’t that bad for your choleterol? Well, after only 2 weeks of my eating change my cholesterol had dropped significantly as well as my A1C. I return to the Doctor next month for my next round of blood work, so I’ll keep you updated.
Note that it took a couple minutes longer to cook the Blaze Keto Pizza than my friend’s traditional thin crust.
How did Blaze Keto Pizza taste?
The crust always seems to be very bland. It hasn’t mattered where I found a Keto crust, it just doesn’t have much flavor. The texture is different than a traditional crust and a bit more dry. It wasn’t crunchy, but it wasn’t hard to bite or chew either.
Because Blaze uses quality ingredients, the toppings bail out the crust. The crust just became an acceptable delivery device to receive all that melty, cheesy goodness. I would order it again when I’m in Disney Springs, but it isn’t going to please a traditional pizza fan who loves a good New York style dough.
I am grateful that a major company has decided to accept Keto eating as a lifestyle adjustment instead of a “diet.” It’s not my intention to lose weight, then gain it back and be worse off than I started. I had to change my mindset to make the adjustments work for me.
Disney has a done a great job creating vegetarian and vegan options, but it’s still pretty much up to the customer to form their own Keto options in the parks. It usually involves ordering something with no bun, no fries etc…. Those options could save you money though! I’ll have more reports in coming days and weeks.
My numbers before:
- Blood sugar: 344
- A1C: 11.1
- Weight: 212.8
My numbers now
- Blood sugar: 96
- A1C (measured after only 2 weeks): 9.7 It will be much lower on next check up as it measures over 2-3 months.
- Weight: 191.2
I hope you enjoy my new series on Keto Disney and hope it inspires you to improve your life as well!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. KtP
Good for you on your progress! I am working on stabilizing my blood sugar. I just started following the keto diet and I am super pleased with it so far. I will follow your progress.
That’s great, Kenny! Keep up the good work.
Hi Kenny! I am Brady’s mom!! So excited you’re starting the Keto series and I am so excited at the success you’ve had so far. I started Keto in March as my dr. said my blood sugar was trending upward at each visit. I’ve now lost 44 pounds and blood sugar was better at last visit.
Way to go Kenny!
Thanks and congratulations! It was great seeing Brady at lunch and congrats on the hubby’s different job.
Thank you so much for your keto at Disney posts!!! I can’t eat grains or sugars and also eat lower carb for health reasons. I do wheatbelly based on the books by Dr William Davis. I was diabetic type 2 but doing wheatbelly for almost 2 years now my A1C is 5.2!!!! And my dangerously high cholesterol and triglycerides that I had when I started is normal levels now as well. It is a lifestyle change as you said. I’m down 100lbs but still have more to lose. I’ll get there eventually. It amazes me that I can eat high fat and still lose weight too!! Plus I’m healthier!! Good for you for changing your eating habits and getting healthier!! It’s a journey!
I appreciate your posts so much because we are headed to Disney next month and your posts are helping me plan meals so I won’t get off track!!
Thanks for sharing your journey and it’s great to hear of your improvement. Thanks for the encouragement
Kenny, I have been keto since Jan 2017, even before the keto crust, I have eaten at blaze, and just loaded it up with double meats and have them cook the mess out if it and just ate off the top of the crust…. interested to try this out in November.
Awesome review. Thank you!! We are looking forward to trying this on our next visit to Disney Springs.
Come back and let me know what you think. I would ask them to overcook it a bit on my next visit. I liked it better reheated at home. It was crispy that way
Thanks for the pizza review and I look forward to future reports on eating low carb at WDW. Finding a good low carb pizza crust is about impossible. I found that eating lower carb was the only way I could succeed at losing weight. About 10 years ago I lost 50# that way and I got back into my size 2 petite clothes in under a year. I kept it off until last year. A difficult year had me packing the pounds back on so I am back on the low carb lifestyle. I find it slower to lose this time as I am 10 years older but have lost 25# so far with another 10 to go. However, the food options are much more available. I swear by Sola bread, 3 net carbs per slice! I get it at Harris Teeter or Ingles here in NC but if you are interested you can go to their website for more information about stores in your area. Best wishes on your healthy journey!
Thanks for sharing!
I have silent Celiac disease, and I went gluten free in early July. Although I gave up wheat, I still eat all the sugar I want, and I lost 5 lbs in about 5 weeks. I was at WDW most of that time. Since then, my weight has been pretty stable. I tried the gluten free crust at Blaze (I love Blaze!) and had the Art Lovers Pizza. It wasn’t as good as regular Blaze, but it was the best GF pizza I’ve had – there are lots of bad GF pizza crusts out there. Uno’s also has a GF pizza that I tried in Orlando. Again, not too awful, but tasted more like a supermarket frozen pizza than an Uno’s pizza.
I think the Blaze cheese and toppings make their pizza better.
I wish you the best with your new way of eating! I hope your health continues to improve.
Thank you for adding these choices! It’s a big help.
Can you please post them on your site so it’ll be handy to find while in the parks?
Thanks a bunch!!
I can look at adding things to my notes in http://www.characterlocator.com
Yes, please! I’m not diabetic – yet (trying to keep it that way) – but I have been following a low carb diet using mostly Keto-friendly options. I don’t want to totally blow everything when I go to WDW. I would LOVE it if you could post Keto-friendly finds within the four parks and Disney Springs!
This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing about your journey! I am so glad you are finding a lifestyle that works for you and has you be healthier. It is SO hard at Disney with all the sugar and flour…maybe Disney will take notice of this health trend and start offering some new options to those of us who appreciate them!
It would be nice to find low carb options. I can’t buy most snacks now, so I bring walnuts or pecans with me
Always looking for great keto options. Thanks!
That’s great! I’ve been on keto for a while now and my doctor was ecstatic with my bloodwork!!! I think of Disney vacations as my ‘cheat week’ but would LOVE to hear and see more options for me to stay on track even while having a blast with the mouse! Thanks for sharing and please keep it up!!
Keep posting those keto dinning options you run across…a great help!!.
I am really excited About this series and it will be helpful for expectant mothers with gestational diabetes! I have glucose intolerance in pregnancy and also tried the keto crust from Blaze and really enjoyed the toppings! Usually when I try to lose baby weight (on #5) I cut calories and it is miserable but since being glucose intolerant this pregnancy i have not paid any attention to calories or fat, just carbs and I have unintentionally thinned out in areas that usually swell in pregnancy! Other aches and pains have gone away and I feel great after eating. You are doing a great job and that change in blood sugar is amazing! Keep it up!
The awesome thing about my new eating plan is that I don’t really care about calories, they are over rated to me. I watched a documentary called “That Sugar Film” where the guy consumed the average amount of sugar in a diet daily and gained a bunch of weight. He was actually consuming similar or fewer calories. Carbs and sugar are damaging us far more IMO. Thanks! It’s my new lifestyle. No more soda or ice cream ever for me. I drink at least 1/2 gallon of water per day too.
I love reading this too! Super interesting…please keep posting. A typical day of Keto eating at Disney would be a cool post!
Sounds interesting and challenging :). I may vlog that one
Zevia is good if you want a soda replacement once in a while. There also some good ice cream options available now.
I’m going to just drop soda altogether. I love Rebel Ice cream, but still eat it sparingly. It took me a month to eat a pint.