5 dishes guaranteed to bust your gut

Five menu dishes that will make you very fat

Anyone who has tenuously clung to a diet knows calorie counting can turn into calorie binging at a restaurant, but choose one of these items and you’ll really have fallen off the dish wagon, ABC Newsreports. The Center for Science in the Public Interest released its list of eight dishes (found on menus of national restaurant chains) that really pack a caloric punch:

5 dishes guaranteed to bust your gut

  • Applebee’s Provolone-stuffed meatballs with fettuccine and garlic bread, 1,520 calories: Pasta, bread, and numerous cheese-stuffed meatballs—what could go possibly go wrong? The real killer with this dish is the 3,700mg sodium.
  • The Great Steak’s Extra-large King Fries, 1,500: These fries slathered in cheese, bacon, and sour cream might be a side dish, but they’ll make up 75% of the 2,000 calorie daily recommendation.
  • Cheesecake Factory’s Farmhouse cheeseburger, 1,530: Famously large portions don’t help, but double the calories with a slice of their Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake—it’s 1,540 calories all by itself.
  • Cold Stone Creamery’s PB&C shake, 2,010: No meat, no actual sustenance, how do so many calories fit into a milkshake? It’s 24 oz. of milk, chocolate, and peanut butter—and three days’ worth of saturated fat.
  • Morton’s 24 oz. Porterhouse steak, 2,570: The steak (which could feed four people) only makes up about half the calories for this meal, but adding mashed potatoes and creamed spinach gives an extra burst of salt and fat

Have you ever eaten any of these gastronomical delights?  If so share with us your thoughts on how you liked the dish.

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4 Responses to 5 dishes guaranteed to bust your gut

  1. John Myste Reply

    July 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Dieters often don’t realize something very important. Assume a dieter, with a 2000 calorie daily intake, wants to lose weight, so they only eat 1500 calories per day. Since 3500 calories is a pound, they lose 1 pound is one week.

    Then they celebrate over the weekend. They can resume their diet Monday. Friday they have a 2000 calorie treat and Saturday they consume 1500 calories extra. By Monday, they have added exactly one pound back and no progress is made.

    You can add a REAL pound (or even two) per day to your weight (not water weight). Even with exercise, you generally cannot lose close to that.

    This is the one of the biggest reasons that diets don’t work. A lifestyle change works much better because it avoids this phenomenon.

  2. Sagacious Hillbilly Reply

    July 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Mr. Myste is absolutely right. It takes a lifestyle change for someone who is already obese to get back into shape.
    We need a cultural change in this country. Too many fat assed people walking around. It puts a strain on the healthcare system and the limited resources of medicare/medicaid and it keeps health insurance rate high.
    If people would eat healthy, all sorts of illnesses could be avoided. It’s really simple.

    Oh, and I’d really like to sink my teeth into that burger posted.

  3. Four Dinners Reply

    July 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..hungry…..gimme food….wake up wifey……hungry…….

  4. Dorothy Anderson Reply

    July 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    All of a sudden, I’m feeling very, very sick…

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