Monday, January 28, 2013

Extreme Eating

Restaurant Confidential just released its Xtreme Eating 2013 guide. All I can say wow. I had no idea.

Johnny Rockets boasts a burger meal that comes with sides that total more calories than three—that's right three—Quarter Pounders with cheese. IHOP's Country Fried Steak and Eggs has 1,760 calories—or as the guide notes a value that's the same as five McDonald's Egg Muffins sprinkled with 10 packets of sugar. But before this begins to sound like a commercial for the golden arches, don't forget that an Angus Beef Bacon and Cheese burger has 790 calories.

Anyway, I'm always shocked not just by what but the amount we eat. Is it a wonder that we got this fat? 


Nothy Lane said...

You know that is amazing. And yet it is so sad too because we are to some degree at the mercy of these fast food places - if we're out and we're hungry. Really, is anyone going to spend $9 on a small McDonald's salad (that's how much they cost here in Canada) when you could spend the same money on a meal that will more than fill you? McDonald's should lead the way in providing healthy options. How about a burger with a side salad for $9. Then you would get some fat and some salad too.

kathyj333 said...

I know. Fast food can be as expensive as dining in a sit down restaurant. Here a hamburger and salad would be around $5. But you can go cheaper if you get the small regular hamburger, which is just over a $1. Then you're only into $2 to $3.

I guess the trick is you can go cheap and not so bad for you if you're careful. But you're best bet is still, as always, bringing your own lunch.

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