Filed under: Diet and Weight Loss
Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy non-profit just released their 2009 Xtreme Eating Award winners. To keep your diet in check, order these fat and calorie-laden choices rarely, not regularly, then make sure to split with a friend. Here are three winning diet losers:
The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Macaroni and Cheese — The king of cheesecake's appetizer has 1,570 calories and 69 grams of fat. So you're supposed to order this before the entree, then finish off with a slice of cheesecake? Don't get on the scale the next day, drinking water with your meal won't make up for this calorie bomb.
Red Lobster's Ultimate Fondue — This sourdough, cheesy bread bowl has 1,490 calories, 40 grams of fat and a whopping 3,580 grams of sodium. Can you say water retention? Order the jumbo shrimp cocktail for your meal and skip dessert.
Applebee's Quesadilla Burger — A quesadilla is fat-filled enough. Then add in a burger, bacon, mexi-ranch sauce and a pile of fries — 1,820 calories, 46 grams of fat and 4,410 grams of sodium, provided you don't succumb to the upsell chili and cheese add-on over the fries.
For those times when you're ordering calorically blind, legislative help is in sight. CSPI says 2009 is the year for menu-labeling laws. Armed with 1,820 calories in bold print, maybe you won't pull the trigger so often on these diet disasters. Right?