How to Eat Healthy at Burger Joints

What to order

  1. Regular burger or cheeseburger, without the bun (ask for it on lettuce)
  2. Even better--turkey burger option (sans bun)
  3. If the menu offers, order a burger bowl.
  4. Load up on the fresh/cold veggies they have: lettuce, tomato, dill pickles, onions, cucumbers, jalapeno.
  5. Grilled chicken, without the bun (if they have it.)
  6. Add mustard + mayo (small amount if watching total calories/fat)
  7. Order a salad as your side if that's an option
  8. To drink: water or UNsweetened tea
  9. Booze: check out the Alcohol page HERE.


  1. Fries (loaded w/bad carbs and fried)
  2. Buns (ton of carbs with zero fiber)
  3. Chips 
  4. Desserts
  5. Shakes
  6. Soft drinks

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