# Pizza sliced in squares

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So if an 8 inch circular pizza has slices at 200 cals each, it would have 1600 cals for the entire pizza. Therefore, a square pizza at 8 inches diagonally would have 1600 cals + 1 200 cal slice = 1800 cals.

Take the 1800 and measure how much of the square pizza you ate. If you ate 1/3 of the square, you would have consumed 600 cals.

Just an estimate!

Original Post by cellophane_star:

Measure the square pizza diagonally. Let's say it's 8 inches across. Estimate the total calories of a 8 inch circular pizza. Since a square has covers more surface area than a circle of the same length across, I would estimate the square pizza to have additional pizza equal to one additional slice.

So if an 8 inch circular pizza has slices at 200 cals each, it would have 1600 cals for the entire pizza. Therefore, a square pizza at 8 inches diagonally would have 1600 cals + 1 200 cal slice = 1800 cals.

Take the 1800 and measure how much of the square pizza you ate. If you ate 1/3 of the square, you would have consumed 600 cals.

Just an estimate!

Okay lol here's where I come off as a TOTAL geek ....

Actually, the total are of an 8" circle has more area than the 8" diagonal square... the circle would be ~ 50.27 square inches and the square would be 32 square inches.

So the square is about 64% of the calories of the circle... so if the circle pizza is 1600 cals, then the square is 1024 calories (IF they are the same size).

But most square pizzas (IE Sicilian pizzas, as I said earlier) have a larger area and their diagonal line is longer than a typical pizza's diameter. I'm not sure if you are talking about this or a frozen/party/Ellios type though.

Any who, I would log 4 slices as 600 calories (as someone else suggested).

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*runs away hoping to still catch it**

It's not a sicillian pizza... it's a plain old round pizza with cheese 12" thin crust that just happens to be cut into little squres rather than triangle pieces. Our pizza place in town cuts all the thin crust pizzas that way.

Hi! We go to a pizza place that has a thin crust pizza also cut that way, if you google 'Donatos nutrition', it will give you calories, carbs, fat, etc on the type of pizza you get. They have a chicken veggie pizza to die for! Hope this helps!

Anyway, I generally count the number of squares that make up the one round pizza (the triangles on the edges I usually count as 1/2 a slice..unscientific perhaps, but I figure if I'm eating pizza then I'm already giving myself a little wiggle room). A medium pizza usually has 8 wedges so I think, 8 * #cals per wedge, divided by #squares in the pizza. Hope this makes sense! And enjoy the pizza :)

I don't know if this is what you are talking about or not, but me being from St. Louis - where we have "st. louis style" pizza I automatically think of a thin crust cut into squares... Try searching for that, i've logged it before.

If its thick pizza, you can event try searching google for the calorie content.

are you talking about the Papa Johns type pizza?

Nutritional Information for Cheese Pizza Size 10"Serving Size - 1 slice (107g)

Order Size 1/6 of an order

Calories per Serving - 180

Calories From Fat - 50

Total Fat (% DV*) - 6g (9%)

Saturated Fat (% DV*) - 1.5g (8%)

Trans Fat - 0g

Cholesterol (% DV*) - 10mg (3%)

Sodium (% DV*) 430mg (18%); Carbohydrates (% DV*) 25g (8%); Dietary Fiber (% DV*) 1g (4%); Sugar 3g; Protein 7g; Vitamin A (% DV*) 4%; Vitamin C (% DV*)4%; Calcium (% DV*) 8%; Iron (% DV*) (8%);

Usually when they cut it into square slices you get about 2.5 pieces to a triangle slice.

Hope this helps...

Original Post by kdcinnamon:

Holy frick. Just reading these replies makes me realize we have a problem. Measuring the pizza? Seriously? Dot get me wrong, I actually weigh my food and log it. This made me realize that I am actually more obsessed with food than before my diet. When you are going to a party or going to have a good time, put this evil app of guilt away and just enjoy your time with your friends. :) just get back on track the next day.

I laughed! I can't believe I took the time to write such a detailed reply to this 6 years ago! Since then, so much has changed so I share your outlook :)

I'm surprised that no one started the argument about how pizza's should never be cut into squares and that it doesn't taste good that way.

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