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Sunday, January 9, 2011

What are the 20 Worst Foods? No Wonder We're getting Fatter!


I'm not sure these are the 20 Worst Foods, however, I can tell you I was shocked to say the least.  My good friend, Jan Ballas, sent this to me.  I thought I would share it with my readers as an Eye Opener, and not because we're indulging regularly in these foods anymore.  Here is the main link - the truth about your weight gain.

This one was surprising !  Why?  Because it is mostly meat, add a salad and we're on plan, right?  This is what they said about this entree:


"Keep in mind that this caloric heft comes without the addition of Aussie Fries, which will invariably adorn most of the plates at Outback. Nor does it take into account the free brown bread and salad that comes with every entrĂ©e order. For all that you can factor in an extra 800 calories or so, bringing the total damage dangerously close to the 3,000-calorie threshold. That much energy will add nearly a pound of fat to your body, which means if you start eating this meal once a week, one year from today you’ll have 41 extra pounds of baby-back body fat hanging from your midsection."

My injection:  The only problem with this logic is that it is most unlikely that we will eat this meal once a week.  Surely? 

How about this one:

Cheesecake Factory Bistro Shrimp Pasta

2,727 calories
78 g saturated fat
1,737 mg sodium
The troubling truth is this entire list of America’s Worst Foods could be fueled solely by the Cheesecake Factory’s atrocious fare. No restaurant combines elephantine portion sizes with a heavy-handed application of cheap cooking fats more recklessly than the Factory folk, resulting in dishes like the 2,582-calorie Chicken and Biscuits and the 2,455-calorie French Toast Napoleon. But it’s a relatively healthy-sounding plate of shrimp pasta that wears the tainted crown, delivering to your bloodstream more saturated fat than you’d find in three packages of Oscar Mayer Center Cut Bacon and as many carbs as you’d slurp down from 1½ cases of Amstel Light. Gross.

Folks, this is hard to believe.   This pasta dish looks kind of innocuous.  Surely there must be some mistake?!!

Besides that, the sodium count on some of these dishes is astronomical!!  One chinese dinner was almost
8, 000 mg of sodium, which is probably more sodium than I have in one week!  Unreal.

2 comments:

Anneliese said...

Unbelievable! All those yummy tasting foods and who would have thought the number of calories they amount to!
Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

I was also thinking unbelievable! It puts one off eating out.