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Good fit.

"Try one of our six great large pizza combinations, all under 4.5 grams of fat per serving, or create your own," offers Pizza Hut's Web site.

"Six under 4.5" doesn't quite have the ring of Subway's "seven under six"--that's seven subs with less than six grams of fat each. (Of course, one sub will fill you up. No one stops after one slice of pizza.)

But who cares? Any pizza chain (make that any restaurant) that's willing to slim down its dishes deserves a pat on the menu.

Thanks to less cheese and a Thin 'N Crispy crust, Pizza Hut's new Fit 'N Delicious line has fewer calories (140 to 160) per large slice than its other pizzas (most have 200 to 400). And saturated fat drops to two grams, down from the typical three-to-seven grams per slice.

Sodium also takes a slide. Choose a large Green Pepper, Red Onion, and Diced Red Tomato Fit 'N Delicious and you can get away with 330 mg of sodium per slice. Most other Pizza Hut slices range from around 500 mg (cheese or Veggie Lover's) to 1,400 mg (some meat pizzas).

What doesn't fall is flavor. Each Fit 'N Delicious comes with three toppings (you can choose from diced chicken, green pepper, ham, jalapeno, mushroom, pineapple, red onion, and diced tomato).

Who needs sausage and extra cheese?

Pizza Hut: (800) 948-8488.

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Title Annotation:Right Stuff; healthier Fit 'N Delicious pizza from Pizza Hut
Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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