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The Calorie Olympics: The 9 Most Unhealthy Chain Restaurant Meals

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Cristina M (137)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:11 am
Each photo is worse than the other! I wouldn't eat any of these things. What on earth makes people say "hey I want to eat that"??? And who comes with these dishes? Amazing what we are capable of eating.

Carol H (229)
Friday January 18, 2013, 3:56 am
noted, thanks Cal. I would never eat any of those gross looking meals!! also signed the meatless Monday pledge even though many of my days are meatless

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:29 am
Perhaps the reason some people wiegh as much as entire families use to.

lee e (114)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:30 am
I've never been to a fast food chain -- people don't even believe me -- how is it possible -- but I love ground beef and all sorts of meat - I'll have a french fry once or twice a year -- I'm so naive when it comes to "fast food"! What's wrong with me?

pam w (139)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:58 am

Darrel E (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:05 pm
I look at these meals and then to the right on my computer screen is and ad "Testosterone Trick" and I think humahuma I will need those calories.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:52 pm
Thanks for the info, but I'm a vegan

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:20 pm
I don't eat at these or any other fast food places.

Vicky P (476)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:10 pm
Some of those look good, but at that count, I wouldn't, we don't have any of those places in Canada, except Ihop which I've only seen it in Niagara falls, and Chili's, I haven't been though

Winn Adams (179)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:53 pm
OMG - All you need is one big bite of the burger and fries and you'd fill your caloric intake for the day

John B (185)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:56 pm
Good grief! Thanks Cal for the link to the slide show and info on each.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:45 pm
lee e. there's nothing wrong with you, you're wise.

Nola g (5)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:20 pm
Thank you for the article.

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:16 am
Not for me. Sickening.

paul m (93)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:51 am

Woulden't go near that,,,,,

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:28 am
Nice feast of fear mongering but real short on truth. The one thing that the article fails to mention is that in and of them selves there is absolutely nothing unhealthy or dangerous in any of these meals or Grand Ma's chocolate Cake with fudge frosting or home made ice cream-the real stuff or whole roast pig. The health problems and dangers arise from making these your diet and not living a healthy life style all the rest of the time. For one thing absolutely none of these menu items would be on the menu if they did not sell enough to justify the overhead and prep cost. Contrary to popular belief among the food police chain restaurants and fast food joints do not exist to destroy the nations health they exist to make a profit. And that profit does not exist unless a sufficient number of people MAKE THE PERSONAL DECISION to purchase and eat their menu items. Perhaps going from food police to food Gestapo might help but you have to be stupid to think it would. Those who justify these menu items through their Choice to purchase them are far more likely to simply make the same foods for themselves at home. You might want to consider the Healthiness or what is consumed on couches to watch sports on TV or at the game, ever hear or tailgating or the family BBQ. You are not generally going to find great healthy eating or portion control at any of afore mentioned and if you go after those you might want to check up on your "Tarred and Feathered" coverage in your insurance policy.
The point is these foods are in and of themselves not unhealthy, the frequency of their consumption and all the other life style choices of those who eat them are the actual source of the danger to health.

Ro H (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:54 am

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:59 pm
Thanks Cal--Americans must have cast iron stomachs.

Marianne B (107)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:23 pm
Thanks Cal for posting. This is why I don't eat out.

paul m (93)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:31 am

Thanks for....

g d c (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:43 am
Johnny Rockets Bacon Cheddar Double Burger with Sweet Potato Fries sure looks good!!! :-)

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:45 am
thanks for posting Cal - I really hope it encourage people to rather cook for themselves

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:08 pm
Good info, thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:13 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:18 am

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:57 pm
Definitely not for me. Hate greasy food.

Ashlyine B. (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:12 am
Great blogs buddy……… this will definitely assist me.
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