The 20 Worst Foods of 2009
Doctors recommend that the average human being (you know who you are) consume a little over 2000 calories a day – about 1940 for women, and 2500 for men. Needless to say, the average American consumes a good deal more than this – closer to 3770. The real hilarious question is, of course, what are all these calories made of?
Sometimes overeating is straightforward – second helpings of spaghetti when one would have sufficed, late night cheese binges, spoonfuls of lard, etc. But we live in a land of opportunity, dare I say a land of hope, and it’s not too hard to find some truly, truly horrendous foods. Menshealth.com has just released the 20 worst foods of 2009, containing the top awards in a number of categories for the most efficient ways to inflate your stomach and clog your arteries. The grand winner come from the land of the fried, and it packs a punch. We all know that numbers aren’t always the best way to gauge the actual health of foods, but it’s hard to swing scores this high any other way:
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing
182 g fat
240 g carbs
This weapon of mass construction is the caloric equivalent of eating 14 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, before your dinner arrives. Even if you split this “starter” with 3 friends, you’ll have downed a meal’s worth of calories.
More of the worst after the jump.Worst Dessert:
Chili’s Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
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.
Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza
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.
128 g fat
207 g carbs
5,290 mg sodium
This meal satisfies your calorie requirements for an entire day.
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.