Eat and Drink Pizza diet helped Pasquale Cozzolino lose 101 pounds Chef Pasquale Cozzolino told "Good Morning America" that eating homemade pizza every day helped him to lose weight. Photo Credit: Good Morning America By Georgia Kral Updated February 4, 2016 9:50 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It may sound hard to believe, but Chef Pasquale Cozzolino says he lost 101 pounds in seven months. By eating pizza. The Italian cook moved to America from Italy and, after getting hooked on junk food, became very overweight, according to his interview with "Good Morning America". "I discovered the Oreo, which we never had in Italy," he said, adding that he also drank soda and ate fried foods. The 370-pound chef decided he needed to shed some pounds, so he went on a Mediterranean-style diet, with one surprising menu item included: pizza. He ate homemade pizza every day for lunch, made with just four ingredients: unbleached flour, water, salt and yeast. He topped the pies with tomato sauce, basil and fresh mozzarella. Sign us up! By Georgia Kral Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.