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The Worst Foods January 7, 2008

Posted by Joe in running.
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Men’s Health had a great article in the December ’07 issue cataloging the “20 Worst Foods in America.” You can find online versions here and here. Here are three examples from the list:

#20: Worst fast-food chicken meal
Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips from McDonald’s
(5 pieces) with creamy ranch sauce

830 calories
55 grams (g) fat (4.5 g trans fat)
48 g carbohydrates

The only thing “premium” about these strips is the caloric price you pay. Add a large fries and regular soda and this seemingly innocuous chicken meal tops out at 1,710 calories.

Change Your Chicken: 20 McNuggets have the same impact. Instead, choose Mickey D’s six-piece offering with BBQ sauce and save yourself 530 calories.

#14: Worst sandwich
Quiznos Classic Italian (large)
1,528 calories
92 g fat
4,604 mg sodium
110 g carbs

A large homemade sandwich would more likely provide about 500 calories.

Cut the Calories: Isn’t it obvious? Order a small — or save half for later.

#2: Worst starter
Chili’s Awesome Blossom
2,710 calories
203 g fat
194 g carbs
6,360 mg sodium

Yeah, information like this is always helpful for me. At this point I am generally knowledgeable and disciplined enough to keep my distance from this kind of stuff, but it’s always good to read more. Check out the article to see the rest – and #1 is a 2900 calorie side item.

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Comments»

1. Jim - January 7, 2008

Obviously not talking about taste. My mouth is watering.

2. lululeelee - January 8, 2008

Holy cow I am so hungry! Was this supposed to make me want this kind of food or just say no? LOL


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