Would you eat a hot fudge sundae for breakfast?
You essentially are if you are drinking a Starbucks Grande White Chocolate Mocha 2% with Whipped Cream as your morning beverage.
||Starbucks 16 oz. Grande White Chocolate Mocha 2% with Whipped Cream
||Dairy Queen Medium Hot Fudge Sundae (234 g) with 7g nuts
Some restaurant menu items are a whole lot unhealthier than others.
I looked at the menus of the country’s leading restaurant chains, and these are some of the unhealthiest items.
Eat at Your Own Risk!
IHOP Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs with Country Gravy 1750 calories 107 g fat
Applebees Chicken Quesadilla Grande 1330 calories 76 g fat
Applebees Boneless Wings, Hot Buffalo 1240 calories 77 g fat
Baja Fresh Burrito Ultimo: Crispy Wahoo w/ Tortillas 1260 calories 43 g fat
Baja Burrito: Shrimp 760 calories 37 g fat
Baja Fresh Diablo Burrito: Shrimp 1060 calories 34 g fat
P.F. Chang’s Pork Lo Mein 1820 calories 127 g fat
Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger 1145 calories 71 g fat
Krispy Kreme Caramel Kreme Crunch 380 calories 21 g fat
Chipotle Mexican Grill Chicken Burrito 1179 calories 47 g fat
Outback Aussie Cheese Fries Ranch Dressing 2900 calories 182 g Fat
Chili’s Choc Chip Paradise Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream 1600 calories 78 g fat
McDonalds Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips 830 calories 55 g fat
Starbucks Venti Strawberries and Crème Frappucino 750 calories 120 g sugar
Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. 1/2-Pound Thickburger El Diablo 1380 calories 92 g fat
Denny’s Double Cheeseburger 1,120 calories 67 g fat
One 15-ounce bag of potato chips = 1 cup of oil
Most bags of chips contain an average of 150 grams of fat. Instead of munching on traditional chips, seek out baked varieties, make some popcorn with canola oil and popcorn kernels or grab some pretzels or peanuts. And of course, be aware of how much you’re eating.
McDonald’s Big Mac and large fries = 1 cup of Crisco.
The sandwich alone has 570 calories and 32 grams of fat. Add that to the 450 calories and 22 grams of fat from the fries, and you’ve basically got one cup of Crisco. Not completely turned off? Dole out a cup of Crisco and imagine what it would look like on your hips. If you need a greasy treat, opt for a grilled chicken sandwich (minus the mayo), order a small serving of fries and a diet soda.
1 pint of Vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream = 2/3 stick of butter
Sure, late nights and heartbreaks were made for Haagen-Dazs. But factor in the 1080 calories and 72 grams of fat, and you’ve really got yourself something to cry about. I should add that ice cream has 82 grams of sugar. And don’t be fooled by the small size of the pint — the entire portion is pretty easy to devour. But the serving size is four — yes four — and, every so often, there’s nothing wrong with a 270-calorie sweet treat.
1 Bagel with Cream Cheese = 2 ½ slices of pepperoni pizza
While not all bagels are built the same, most store-bought ones are fairly safe on the calorie side (most average fewer than 280 calories). Buy one from a deli or sandwich shop, however, and you may be looking at anywhere from 350 to a whopping 500 calories. The same goes for cream cheese: Two tablespoons have fewer than 75 calories. But most delis pile on half a cup of the topping, which can bump the calorie count up to 400! Instead: see if they offer oatmeal with nuts and skim milk. You will get more nutrition and fewer calories.