Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

On a diet? Avoiding all your favorite foods including hot, juicy cheeseburgers? Well, I got good news for you, today is National Cheeseburger Day and it’s practically against the law not to eat at least one cheeseburger today!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Yes, you read right. I said it’s your patriotic duty to eat a cheeseburger. In fact, have a double cheeseburger with bacon if you want. Yes, and eat the roll – the WHOLE roll! Skip the fries and the beer.

It’s my opinion and there is science to back it up that we are turning into a nation of overeaters by not eating the things we love! 

Cheeseburgers have all kinds of things we are warned we must never eat. Red meat and cheese* are sources of saturated fat. The blob of saturated fat is encased in a big roll. That tasty roll is a whole lot of highly refined carbs.

Yup, there is no shortage of evidence that should keep any intelligent person from ever eating another cheeseburger. If that person needs to lose weight there are even more reasons. Yet, here I am encouraging anybody who loves cheeseburgers to eat one today in honor of National Cheeseburger Day!

I suspect that some people read this and come to the conclusion that, “Jackie Conn, general manager of Weight Watchers of Maine, is writing a self-serving blog. She knows that if people on diets eat cheeseburgers they’ll lose control. They will come to Weight Watchers for help regaining their control.”

I can’t change what people think. If they want to think that I want people to gain weight so that I can get paid to help them lose weight, then let them think it.

I want to help people who want to change what they weigh, change how they think. I want to empower people to eat whatever they like with strength and pleasure. I am most gratified in my position when I talk to members who tell me how empowered they feel as a result of attending Weight Watchers meetings. I’m not about telling people what they can’t eat.

I’m about helping people discover how they want to eat to reach and maintain a reasonable weight.

I love it when they say they’ve changed their relationship with food. I love it when they say they replaced guilt about what they eat with pleasure. As far as I’m concerned I think that a lot of people find a hot, juicy cheeseburger one of the pleasures of life.

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????It far outweighs the pleasure of standing on a scale and seeing the perfect number. Pleasure gained by losing weight and reaching goal is fleeting. Sustaining the pleasure of being at goal requires finding a whole lot of pleasures to support it.

One such pleasure is eating free from guilt. Another pleasure is eating what you love in a healthful and balanced way. If what you love happens to be a cheeseburger, then eating is pretty wonderful and knowing that you’re supporting your long term weight-related goals by doing so is even more wonderful.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

So today is a good day to slowly savor the flavor of the best cheeseburger you can find on the planet!

Depending on how you eat your cheeseburgers you can either gain weight or lose weight!

Depending on how you eat your cheeseburgers you can either gain weight or lose weight!

*http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/5-alarming-facts-about-cheese-and-your-health/* This website clearly has political reasons to dissuade the public from eating cheese. Their “facts” are the worst kind of junk science.

Jackie Conn

About Jackie Conn

Jackie Conn is married and has four grown daughters and four grandchildren. She is a Weight Watchers success story. She's a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience guiding women and men to their weight-related goals. Her articles on weight management have been published in health, family and women's magazines. She has been a regular guest on Channel 5 WABI news, FOX network morning program Good Day Maine and 207 on WCSH.