Whatever you do, do NOT eat these meals on your next business lunch. Though the Xtreme Eating Awards may sound a bit exaggerated, it’s really impressive to see how our culture and eating habits are packed with unnecessary sugars and fats, while piling up almost 2 days worth of calories in ONE SINGLE MEAL.
It’s safe to say that next time you eat out, you should look up the calories and nutritional facts of your meal. You’ll never truly know how many excess calories you’re eating until you look it up! Now, let’s look at America’s most impressive meals: the meals with the MOST calories in them.
Bravo, Xtreme Eating Awards.
1. Bruléed French Toast, The Cheesecake Factory
At The Cheesecake Factory, you can find one of America’s highest calorie meal. The Bruléed French Toast, (which even with the optional bacon) has 2,780 calories, 93 grams of saturated fat (almost a full work week’s worth), 2,230 milligrams of sodium, and 24 teaspoons of sugar.
“Would you eat 14 slices of Aunt Jemima frozen Homestyle French Toast stuffed with 2½ (8 oz.) tubs of Kraft Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese Spread? Well, you pretty much just did.”
2. MONSTER MEAL, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
The non-profit host of Xtreme Awards tells us, “First, all “burgers are proudly served with Bottomless Steak Fries,” so you can “proudly eat as many as you want.” (You’ll be bursting with pride.) Second, you can “Make it a Monster” by adding another (6 oz.) beef patty for just $1.99 more (unless you include future medical expenses). Such a bargain.”
The entire meal has 3,540 calories (2 days worth), 69 grams of saturated fat (31/2 days worth), and 6,280 milligrams of sodium (4 days worth).
It’s like eating seven McDonald’s Double Cheeseburgers washed down with a quart of Coke. Want to burn off the calories? You’d need a 12-hour brisk walk.
3. Chevys Super Cinco Combo, Chevys Fresh Mex
The Super Cinco has 1,920 calories, 36 grams of saturated fat, and 3,950 milligrams of sodium. You might as well eat 11 Taco Bell Crunchy Tacos.
And, of course, we’re not counting in the endless bowl of deep fried chips and salsa Chevy’s never fails to so generously give it’s customers. (This easily packs about 300 calories more)
If you’re going to eat this, you might as well plan 4 hours of exercise on the elliptical!
4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory
43 grams of saturated fat.
21 teaspoons of (mostly) added sugar.
ONLY for dessert. Can you imagine if you ate this after one of their 1,900 calorie pasta bowls? You might want to schedule 6 hours of cardio for that night!
Check out the other Xtreme winners! http://www.cspinet.org/nah/xtreme2014.html