2,500 calories and 85 grams of fat

This just in from Kelly George at Atlanta Healthy Trends Examiner is this article titled
Worst restaurant meals revealed. Here are the winners.. I mean.. losers:
  • California Pizza Kitchen Tostada Pizza with Grilled Steak. With 1,680 calories,32 grams of saturated fat, and 3,300 mg of sodium. It’s equal to eating a Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizza topped with six Taco Bell Crunchy beef Tacos.
  • Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger. It has 920 calories and 30 grams of saturated fat. A large order of French fries at Five Guys has 1,460 calories, that’s equal to three large orders of fries at McDonald’s.
  • P.F. Chang’s Double Pan-Fried Noodles Combo. The dish contains 1,820 calories and 7,690 milligrams of sodium.
  • The Cheesecake Factory Pasta Carbonara with Chicken. 2,500 calories and 85 grams of saturated fat are in this meal.
  • The Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake. One serving has 1,670 calories and 48 grams of artery-clogging saturated fat. It’s equal to eating 14 Hostess Ho Ho’s.
  • Chevy's Crab Shrimp Quesadilla. This “appetizer” has 1,790 calories and 63 grams of saturated fat.
  • Bob Evans' Cinnamon Cream Stacked Stuffed Hotcakes. This breakfast is 1,380 calories and 34 grams of saturated fat. You could eat two country-fried steaks and four eggs for about the same.
  • Outback Steakhouse New Zealand Rack of Lamb. The lamb alone has 1,300 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat, add the sides and it is 80 grams of saturated fat.
The article says that "the standard recommended daily caloric intake for an adult is around 2,000 calories, with less than 20 grams of saturated fat." Some of those entrés are simply gross. I sometimes wonder if people really understand what they are eating.


  1. I've had one of those Five Guys burgers. Tasty, but not something I'd make a habit of.

  2. We just had a five guy burger joint open up here in Longview. We have never tried them, you don't think they are anything to write home about huh?

    KB, don't you think ignorance is bliss?

  3. Love 5 Guys, but I always order the small burger (it's a normal size burger) and share one order of fries among the family (four of us eat off one order).

  4. Gregg, the reason I said I wouldn't make a habit of that burger was that it's too big. It was good, and if it wouldn't make me gain 300 pounds, Id probably eat more. :)


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