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When it comes time to drop a few pounds, the average person is going to look to make changes in their diet first. They will try their best to replace their bad food choices with better ones, in hopes of establishing a more sustainable daily routine. However, it can be tough for someone to decide which foods are good for them and which foods are bad for them.

That’s where the help of professionals comes into play. Marketing campaigns are often misleading. We are usually told that fast food is bad for us, whereas foods that have a high protein content are supposed to be good for us.


That makes all the sense in the world, but there is actually more to it than that. This personal trainer is here to explain. Laura Ghiacy wanted her TikTok followers to know that fast food can be healthier than diet foods, in certain instances.

Obviously, this is not going to be a rule of thumb that applies across the board. This clip offers up some important information about the health content of a protein cookie and a McDonald’s cheeseburger. She emphasizes the fat, sugar, and protein content of each.

Photo: flickr/Willis Lam

You might be surprised to learn that the McDonald’s cheeseburger emerged victorious here. Why was that the case, though? If you would like to find out more about the logic that she used to arrive at this conclusion, be sure to check out the video in full. It was a great watch and we learned a lot from what she had to say.

The comments had us dying of laughter, as people made the obvious jokes. Of course, someone had to say that they could eat all of the cheeseburgers that they want without feeling a sense of guilt. It is always important to look at these situations with a sense of nuance. She is not trying to say that the protein diet cookies are bad and cheeseburgers are good, but that the cookie isn’t automatically a better or more satiating option.

Photo: flickr/Marco Verch

That does not mean that you can eat cheeseburgers every day! All jokes aside, videos like these tend to be rather informative. “Guilt is not an ingredient in any food but we’re made to think we are ‘bad’ for eating stigmatized foods. We’re not. And if one video on TikTok can help someone feel a bit less shame… then that’s what I’m here for,” Ghaicy said in an interview with Bored Panda. We could not agree more!

Watch the TikTok below:


IS A PROTEIN COOKIE HEALTHIER THAN A @McDonald’s CHEESEBURGER? #protein #cheeseburger #healthyeating #balance #fitnesstiktok

♬ original sound – Laura Ghiacy

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