The experts like to point out that two-thirds of Americans are overweight. I like to point out that one-third of Americans just haven’t found the right foods yet. Just kidding… If one of your favorite restaurant foods got a recent “award” for extreme eating I wouldn’t be bragging to your friends. The Center for Science in the Public Interest just released its Extreme Eating Awards for 2010. Here are some of the fatties…
California Pizza Kitchen Tostada Pizza with Grilled Steak:
It only has 1,680 calories, 32 grams of saturated fat, and 3,300 mg of sodium. Keep in mind the DAILY recommended allowance for saturated fat is 20 grams. For sodium the Daily recommended is 2,300 mg. So you should have plenty of room for dessert!
Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger:
It only has 920 calories and 30 grams ( a day and 1/2 worth) of saturated fat. But don’t forget to add your fixins and grab some fries and a large sugary beverage! Otherwise we wouldn’t even crack the 1,000 calorie mark.
The Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake:
This lean mean dessert machine only has 1,670 with 48 grams of saturated fat. You should probably swing by and grab this after you throw down the Tostada Steak Pizza at CPK. Then we’ll chat about what’s next while we raid the vending machine in the Emergency Room!
For the complete Extreme Eating awards list click here.
I am a true believer that people do need to treat themselves and enjoy whatever foods they want to on occasion. So, you have a burger and fries or a cheesy pizza once in awhile, big deal. Just don’t make it a daily routine. And when you do splurge, read the labels! Why throw down a burger with 30 grams of saturated fat when there is probably one with half the fat and tastes just as good.