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The 20 Worst (for you) Foods

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Bush Lady, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Bush Lady

    Bush Lady Thread Starter

    Jul 25, 2004
    These are all food listings from America. I think that in Canada, we can also find goodies like this. :eek: :mad:

    The 20 Worst (for you) Foods of America
    20. Worst Fast Food Chicken Meal
    Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips from McDonald's (5 pieces) with creamy ranch sauce

    830 calories
    55g fat (4.5g Trans fat)
    48g carbs

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

    19. Worst Drink Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie
    (30 fl oz)

    900 calories
    10 g fat
    183 g carbs
    (166 g sugar)

    Jamba Juice calls it a smoothie; we call it a milk shake. In fact, this beverage contains more sugar than two pints of Ben and Jerry's Butter Pecan ice cream.

    Turn Down the Power: Seventy-five percent of this chain's "power smoothies" contain in excess of 100 grams of sugar. Stick to Jamba's lower-calorie All Fruit Smoothies, which are the only menu items that contain no added sugar. And always opt for the 16-ounce "small."

    18. Worst Supermarket Meal Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie (whole pie)

    1,020 calories
    64 g fat
    86 g carbs

    The label may say this pie serves two, but who ever divided a small pot pie in half? Once you crack the crust, there will be no stopping.
    Pick a Better Pie: Swanson's pot pie has just 400 calories.

    17. Worst "Healthy" Burger
    Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger

    1,145 calories
    71 g fat
    56 g carbs

    We chose this burger for more than its calorie payload: Its name implies that it's healthy.

    The Truly Healthy Choice: Skip burgers entirely (few at Ruby Tuesday come in under 1,000 calories). Instead, order a 9-ounce sirloin with a side of steamed vegetables.

    16. Worst Mexican Entree
    Chipotle Mexican Grilled Chicken Burrito

    1,179 calories
    7 g fat
    125 g carbs
    2,656 mg sodium

    Despite a reputation for using healthy, fresh ingredients, Chipotle's menu is limited to king-size burritos, overstuffed tacos, and gigantic salads *all of which lead to a humongous waistline.

    Make Over the Menu:

    There are two ways to make a Chipotle burrito healthy enough to eat:

    (1) 86 the rice and tortilla and request your meat, vegetables, and beans served in a bowl, or
    (2) Bring a friend and saw the burrito in half.

    15. Worst Kids' Meal
    Macaroni Grill Double Macaroni 'n' Cheese

    1,210 calories
    62 g fat
    3,450 mg sodium

    It's like feeding your kid 1 1/2 boxes of Kraft mac 'n' cheese.
    Your Best Option: The 390-calorie Grilled Chicken and Broccoli.

    14. Worst Sandwich Quizno's Classic Italian

    1370 calories
    86 g fat
    4490 mg sodium

    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.

    13. Worst Salad
    On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef

    1,450 calories
    102 g fat 78 g carbs
    2,410 mg sodium

    This isn't an anomaly: Five different On the Border salads on the menu contain more than

    1,100 calories each.
    The Salad for You: The Sizzling Chicken Fajita Salad supplies an acceptable 760 calories.But remember to choose a non-caloric beverage, such as water or unsweetened iced tea.

    12. Worst Burger
    Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger

    1,520 calories
    111 g fat

    Carl's brags about this, but also provides convenient nutrition info on its Web site *so ignorance is no excuse for eating it.
    A Simple Solution: The Low Carb Six Dollar Burger has just 490 calories.

    11. Worst Steak
    Lone Star 20 oz T-bone

    1,540 calories
    124 g fat

    Add a baked potato and Lone star's Signature Lettuce Wedge, and this is a 2,700-calorie blowout.

    Choose with Your Head: The golden rule of steak restaurants is this: Limit yourself to a

    9-ouncer or smaller. After all, that's more than half a pound of meat. You won't walk away hungry.

    10. Worst Breakfast
    Bob Evans Caramel Banana Pecan Cream Stacked and Stuffed Hotcakes

    1,540 calories
    77 g fat
    (9 g trans fat)
    198 g carbs
    (109 g sugar)

    Five Egg McMuffins yield the same caloric cost as these sugar-stuffed flapjacks.
    Order This Instead: The Western Omelet has 654 calories and 44 grams of protein.

    9. Worst Dessert
    Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

    1,600 calories
    78 g fat 215 g carbs

    Would you eat a Big Mac for dessert? How about three? That's the calorie equivalent of this decadent dish. Clearly, Chili's customers get their money's worth.
    Don't Overdo It: If you want dessert at Chili's, order one single-serving Sweet Shot; you'll cap your after-dinner intake at 310 calories.

    8. Worst Chinese Entree P.F. Chang's Pork Lo Mein

    1,820 calories
    127 g fat 95 g carbs

    The fat content in this dish alone provides more than 1,100 calories. And you'd have to eat almost five servings of pasta to match the number of carbohydrates it contains. Now, do you really need five servings of pasta?

    Pick Another Noodle: P.F. Chang's Singapore Street Noodles will satisfy your craving with only 570 calories. Or try the Moo Goo Gai Pan or the Ginger Chicken & Broccoli, which have 660 calories each.

    7. Worst Chicken Entree
    Chili's Honey Chipotle Crispers with Chipotle Sauce

    2,040 calories
    99 g fat
    240 g carbs

    "Crispers" refers to an extra-thick layer of bread crumbs that soaks up oil and adds unnecessary calories and carbs to these glorified chicken strips.

    Switch Your Selection: Order the Chicken Fajita Pita: At 450 calories and 43 grams of protein, it's one of the healthiest entrees you'll find in a chain restaurant.

    Super Substitutions: Front-load your meal with a protein-based dish that's not deep-fried. A high-protein starter helps diminish hunger without putting you into calorie overload. And remember: Appetizers are meant to be shared.

    At Chili's: Garlic & Lime Grilled Shrimp. Look for this item in the "sides."

    6. Worst Fish Entree
    On the Border Dos XX Fish Tacos with Rice and Beans

    2,100 calories
    130 g fat 169 g carbs
    4,750 mg sodium

    Perhaps the most misleadingly named dish in America : A dozen crunchy tacos from Taco Bell will saddle you with fewer calories.

    Lighten the Load: Ask for grilled fish, choose th e corn tortillas instead of flour (they're lower in calories and higher in fiber), and swap out the carbohydrate-loaded rice for grilled vegetables.

    Super Substitutions: Front-load your meal with a protein-based dish that's not deep-fried. A high-protein starter helps diminish hunger without putting you into calorie overload. And remember: Appetizers are meant to be shared.

    At On the Border: Chicken Soft Tacos (250 calories each). This entree is as close as you'll come to a healthy starter.

    5. Worst Pizza Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza

    2,310 calories
    162 g fat 123 g carbs
    4,470 mg sodium

    Downing this "personal" pizza is equivalent to eating 18 slices of Domino's Crunchy Thin Crust cheese pizza.
    Swap Your Slices: Switch to the Sausage Flatbread Pie and avert deep-dish disaster by nearly 1,500 calories.

    4. Worst Pasta
    Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs with Meat Sauce

    2,430 calories
    128 g fat 207 g carbs
    5,290 mg sodium

    This meal satisfies your calorie requirements for an entire day.

    Downsize the Devastation: Ask for a lunch portion of this dinner dish (or any pasta on the menu, for that matter), and request regular tomato sauce instead of meat sauce. You'll cut the calories in half.

    3. Worst Nachos

    On the Border Stacked Border Nachos

    2,740 calories
    166 g fat 191 g carbs
    5,280 mg sodium

    The only way you should ever consider eating these is if you're rolling with a crew of eight.
    Turn away: You won't find a decent option on the appetizer menu. Instead, turn to the Chicken Tacos on the entree portion of the menu; at 250 calories a pop, they make as good a start to your meal as you can hope for.

    2. Worst Starter
    Chili's Awesome Blossom

    2,710 calories
    203 g fat 194 g carbs
    6,360 mg sodium

    Hard to believe that a single onion can wreak so much nutritional havoc, but batter and fry anything and serve it with a rich dipping sauce and your bound to do some damage.
    Start properly: At Chili's, take a detour to the "Sides" menu and try the Garlic & Lime Grilled Shrimp. 4 shrimp will only cost you 160 calories.

    Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

    2,900 calories
    182 g fat 240 g carbs

    Even if you split this "starter" with three friends, you'll have downed a dinner's worth of calories before your entree arrives. Follow this up with a steak, sides, and a dessert and you could easily break the 3,500 calorie barrier.
  2. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jun 2, 2002
    First Name:
    Well, except for McDicks and Quizno's the rest don't exist up here, to the best of my knowledge. As for McDicks I don't eat garbage and as for Quizno's I have never eaten there nor will I for political reasons.

    As for your list, make to wonder why America is the most obese nation in the known universe. :rolleyes:
  3. Bush Lady

    Bush Lady Thread Starter

    Jul 25, 2004
    You notice the high number of sodium in these foods, about 4,000 in some. I don't know how much sodium we need in a day. But I suppose it is about 100 mg. And if that is what it is then 4,000 mg. will give you enough sodium for 40 days.
  4. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jun 2, 2002
    First Name:
  5. Mulderator


    Feb 20, 1999
    What's your beef with Quiznos (No pun intended)? They make too much profit? :confused: ;)
  6. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003

    What's the deal with Quizno's politically. I haven't heard anything.

  7. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003
    OMG!!! That sounds SOOOO good! (y)

    I have to make plans to go there. I hope they have loads of butter and sour cream for that tater.
    .... and some Bernaise sauce for the steak! (y)

    Face it. Having this several times a month is bad for anyone. But once in a while can't be that bad for anyone.
  8. hotskates


    Jan 10, 2002
    I have the book that this info came from........Eat This Not That...........there's a picture of the (THE WORST FOOD IN AMERICA) Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing......it looks so gross (see for yourself below), you can tell its loaded with way too much fat............and thats just an appetizer (n) Poor guy who starts his dinner off with that then follows it with a juicy steak, a loaded baked potato and cheesecake for dessert:eek:

    After reading through the book which is mostly pictures of terribly unhealthy food.......I think the book should just have been called "Don't Eat Any of This" :D

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  9. JEBWrench


    Jul 3, 2006
    Outback and Chili's both exist in Canuckistan.

    And political issues, with a fast food joint? Is the food too good and not Mr. Sub? :confused:
  10. hotskates


    Jan 10, 2002
    Maybe because Quizno's CEO was a former speech writer for George Bush, Sr. :eek:

    And, there are some politically incorrect jokes in some of their ads :rolleyes:
  11. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003
  12. hotskates


    Jan 10, 2002
    Hey, don't roll those baby blues at me;)
    I was just taking an educated guess :p
  13. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003
    I wasn't rolling my baby-blues at you. :D It was at Jim. :)
  14. hotskates


    Jan 10, 2002
    Well, Should I be jealous :p I hope you know I was just kidding Lan ;)

    I would also like to know the reason that he feels a restaurant is not a place he can go because of its politics :confused:

    Oh that reminds me of something from the 80's that was circulating about Pepsi.......Pepsi was owned by the Mormons and so a lot of other religions stopped drinking it because it was supporting another religion :eek: Something about it being dirty money??
  15. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jun 2, 2002
    First Name:
    No, two little non-Canadian girls that can hardly speak English sneered and laughed when I asked if I could put a poppy box on their counter. THey then turned their backs on me and switched to their own language and started giggling. Canadian soldiers died so that pieces of crap like them could come here and enjoy the freedooms and opportunities they didn't have in their own country.
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