The way we view our food matters.
Nobody can deny that salad is indeed healthy, and I have nothing against calling it healthy.
But when it’s in the context of comparisons, it hits differently. If you’re presented with two options, pizza and salad, it’s very easy to see the pizza as the unhealthy option, and the salad as the healthy option.
But this is one of the main reasons why people have such a hard time grasping the concept of flexible dieting, and how you can eat so-called “unhealthy” foods without guilt.
Instead of looking at pizza as an unhealthy choice, look at it for what it is: a higher calorie option with less nutrients. And in this scenario, salad is simply the lower calorie option with more nutrients.
If the pizza is providing you with needed calories, and you are getting plenty of nutrients in your diet elsewhere, then you know what? Pizza isn’t unhealthy at all. And YOU are not unhealthy for eating it.
Nutrition isn’t black and white. There are no good or bad foods. Are some foods better than others to eat on a regular basis? Absolutely. I don’t recommend eating pizza for every single meal- but that doesn’t mean you should never eat it at all. It’s not an unhealthy thing to eat- it just doesn’t have the same nutritional benefits as the salad does.
At the end of the day, here is my point: stop being mean to pizza. Pizza is your friend.