Friday, August 6, 2010

WARNING: Top 10 Fattest Fast Food Meals

The 10 worst fast food meals in America list might be a good wake-up call to consumers. The 10 fattest fast food meals list was constructed by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding of Men's Health, and it points out some of the huge pitfalls that exist when people use the fast food option as a meal during the day.

According to the list, the foods that make it on the list are not just indulgences, but are severely dangerous to the body, inflicting too much bodily harm to be eaten.

When people are faced with the nutritional facts that come along with some of the unhealthiest options on the fast food market, it can certainly be the wakeup call that consumers need. When you are having a lunch that in itself has almost 2,000 calories and more than 50 grams of fat, you should already know that you are exceeding your daily allowance in just one sitting. That doesn't even take into account what else might be consumed during the day, and, if you are having three fast food meals, you are really running the risk of encountering health problems later on in life.

One of the items on this list that might shock some consumers is the Domino's Chicken Carbonara Breadbowl Pasta. In presentation, it doesn't seem so bad, and the portion size doesn't even look that large out of the box. The problem, though, is that there are a lot of additives to the little pasta bowl, pushing it close to 1,500 calories and 24 grams of saturated fat (56 grams of fat total). That is certainly a food option that, if you feel is too tasty to pass up, you should split with a friend, or simply plan to just eat half of it.

There are, of course, obvious selections, or options that should obviously be seen as bad for you, out on the market too. Like the Wendy's Triple Baconator with fries, which is way too much hamburger, cheese, and bacon for someone to be placing on their regular dietary menu.

Many of the meal options listed as the 10 worst fast food meals in American don't even take into account the beverage of choice that someone might drink; if you are having a regular Pepsi or Coke, you are adding even more empty calories to your meal. Take a look at the list of the 10 worst fast food meals, and make sure that you are doing your best to eat healthy on a daily basis. Sure, we all like to indulge, but it can't be something that takes place at every meal during the day.

The 10 Worst Fast Food Meals in America

Domino's Chicken Carbonara Breadbowl Pasta

1480 calories
56 g fat (24 g saturated)
2220 mg sodium

McDonald's Big Breakfast with Large Biscuit, Hotcakes, Margarine, and Syrup
1370 calories
64.5 g fat (21.5 g saturated)
2335 mg sodium
49 g sugar

KFC Half Spicy Crispy Chicken Meal with Macaroni and Cheese, Potato Wedges, and Biscuit
1660 calories
104 g fat (27.5 g saturated)
5050 mg sodium

Burger King Large Triple Whopper with Cheese Value Meal with Fries
1790 calories
111 g fat (38 g saturated, 3.5 g trans)
2430 mg sodium

Quiznos Tuna Melt (Large) with Cheetos
1900 calories
145 g fat (29 g saturated, 2 g trans)
2230 mg sodium

Wendy's Triple Baconator Combo Meal with Small Fries and Small Coke
1,850 calories
106 g fat (43 g saturated, 4 g trans)
2,780 mg sodium

Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (6-piece w/Country Gravy)
1,640 calories
74 g fat (12 g saturated, 1 g trans)
3,690 mg sodium

Hardee's Loaded Biscuit and Gravy with Large Hash Rounds
1,530 calories
110 g fat (26 g saturated)
3,020 mg sodium

Long John Silver's Fish Combo Basket
750 calories
42 g fat (10.5 g saturated, 12 g trans)
1,930 mg sodium

Carl's Jr. Double Guacamole Bacon Burger with Large Fries
1,590 calories
98 g fat (32 g saturated fat)
3,060 mg sodium