Worst Foods in America

Came across this.  Worth reading outloud, in a group setting.

Worst Foods in America: 2013

by Megan Hovis, RD

It is amazing that this year has come to an end. The year of 2013 for our CRC saw many great races, accomplished goals and epic experiences. I usually like to focus on the positive (great recipes for runners, how to increase quality nutrition, etc.) but it is time to report on the worst foods in America for 2013. This is just a way to inform you of what is out there, what to stay away from as much as possible, and what to put behind you. This list is compiled by Men’s Health. Here we go….

20. WORST FRANKENFOOD

Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta

1,030-calories; 63 g fat (21 g saturated); 1,590 mg sodium

19. WORST PASTRY

Cinnabon Caramel Pecanbon

1,080 calories; 50 g fat (20 g saturated); 76 g sugars

18. WORST FRIES

Steak ‘n Shake Chili Cheese Fries (large)

1,170-calories; 67 g fat (22 g saturated, 3.5 g trans); 2,150 mg sodium

17. WORST SUB

Quiznos Chicken Carbonara (large)

1,370-calories; 68 g fat (29 g saturated, 1 g trans); 3,110 mg sodium

16. WORST FAST-FOOD BURGER

Hardee’s Monster Thickburger

1,300-calories; 93 g fat (35 g saturated); 2,860 mg sodium

15. WORST DESSERT

Outback Steakhouse Chocolate Thunder from Down Under

1,554 calories; 105 g fat (53 g saturated); 133 g carbohydrates

14. WORST SALAD

IHOP Chicken & Spinach Salad

1,530-calories; 111 g fat (30 g saturated, 2 g trans); 2,400 mg sodium

13. WORST MILK SHAKE

Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shake (large)

1,600 calories; 72 g fat (46 g saturated, 2 g trans); 181 g sugars

12. WORST CHIPS & DIP

Chili’s Skillet Queso with Chips

1,580-calories; 96 g fat (34 g saturated); 3,880 mg sodium

11. WORST HEALTH-FOOD FRAUD

Cheesecake Factory Grilled Chicken and Avocado Club

1,750-calories; N/A g fat (28 g saturated); 2,366 mg sodium

10. WORST BREAKFAST

Perkins Southern Fried Chicken Biscuit Platter

1,860-calories; 86 g fat (43 g saturated, 0.5 g trans); 6,680 mg sodium

9. WORST BURRITO

Baja Fresh Enchilado Style Chicken Nacho Burrito

1,880-calories; 82 g fat (36 g saturated); 4,650 mg sodium

8. WORST CHICKEN

Friendly’s Create Your Own Combo Chicken Strips Entree Honey BBQ and Kickin’ Buffalo Flavors (6)

1,890-calories; 121 g fat (19 g saturated); 2,810 mg sodium

7. WORST BURGER

Chili’s Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger

1,730-calories; 105 g fat (34 g saturated); 4,530 mg sodium

6. WORST FISH

Applebee’s New England Fish & Chips

1,930-calories; 138 g fat (24 g saturated, 1.5 g trans); 3,180 mg sodium

5. WORST APPETIZER

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion

1,959-calories; 161 g fat (48 g saturated, 4 g trans); 4,100 mg sodium

4. WORST PIZZA

Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic individual Pizza

2,300-calories; 164 g fat (53 g saturated, 1 g trans); 4,910 mg sodium

3. WORST PASTA DISH

The Cheesecake Factory Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken

2,300-calories; N/A g fat (103 g saturated); 1,297 mg sodium

2. WORST GRILLED ENTREE

Chili’s Shiner Bock BBQ Ribs (full rack) with Cinnamon Apples and Home-style Fries

2,330-calories; 123 g fat (45 g saturated); 6,490 mg sodium

1. WORST FOOD IN AMERICA

The Cheesecake Factory French Toast Napoleon

2,530 calories; N/A g fat (65 g saturated); 1,930 mg sodium; 253 g carbohydrates

Megan Hovis is a registered dietician for Upgrade Lifestyle, INC. Upgrade Lifestyle educates, motivates and empowers individuals, families and businesses on how to live a healthy lifestyle through custom-designed fitness, nutrition and lifestyle coaching programs. Megan holds a PR of 2:37 in the marathon.

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