Healthy or Unhealthy?

Someone posted this picture in a weight loss group I’m in with the question “Is this healthy or unhealthy?”

I love this kind of debate so, of course, I started following the post. Over 300 comments!

Some said it is absolutely unhealthy.

Some said take the bun off and it’s healthy.

Some said there’s veggies on it so it’s healthy.

Some said it depends on your weight (if you’re a healthy weight, it’s healthy, if you’re overweight, it’s unhealthy).

Some said if the bun is wheat and the meat is grass fed it’s healthy.

Some said if you get a gluten free bun it is healthy.

Some said if you get rid of the cheese or the meat it is healthy.

Some said nothing could ever make this healthy.

Some said it’s a perfectly balanced meal.

Some said if you can fit it into your macros or if it is your cheat meal it is healthy.

And lots said “oh great, now I want a burger.”

So what do you think? Is this a healthy meal? Does it depend on the type of meat, bun, or cheese? Does it depend on the person’s weight who’s eating it? I would love to know your thoughts.

The truth is I don’t think there is a right answer to this. But, one person hit the nail on the head and here is what he said:

“Healthy and unhealthy aren’t the right words to describe food. There are simply foods that contain varying amounts of nutrients. Certain foods have a lot, some have none. Some are high in one particular thing. So would eating this burger in an otherwise well-rounded diet be unhealthy? No. Would eating nothing but burgers be unhealthy? Yes.

Healthy and unhealthy are words to describe a person. It is the severe lack of something and/or the sever overabundance of something in your diet that leads to health problems. Bottom line: find balance.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. #balance

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