From Men’s Health “Eat This, Not That” annual series, here is the round-up for 2013. Looking at these totals, I’m relieved that I don’t go out to eat very often. This is like something straight out of “This is Why You’re Fat.”

To see the full list and the healthier recommended substitutions, go to the “Eat This, Not That” page.


The Categories The Worst Dishes The Deets The OMFG Factor
20. Worst Frankenfood Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta 1,030 calories
63 g fat (21 g saturated fat)
1,590 mg sodium
“Dude, imagine if you took hunks of lasagna, dipped them in batter, and tossed them in the deep fryer.”

“A meal starter with half a day’s calories and a day’s saturated fat?”

19. Worst Pastry Cinnabon Caramel Pecanbon 1,080 calories
50 g fat (20 g saturated fat)
76 g sugars
“This type of shameless excess results in a day’s saturated fat, half a day’s calories, and nearly 20 teaspoons of sugar.”
18. Worst Fries Steak ‘n Shake Chili Cheese Fries (large) 1,170 calories
67 g fat (22g saturated fat/ 3.5 g trans fat)
2,150 mg sodium
“…you could scarf three Steakburgers with cheese and still take in fewer calories than you would with these spuds.”
17. Worst Sub Quiznos Chicken Carbonara (large) 1,370 calories
68 g fat (29 g saturated fat / 1 g trans fat)
3,110 mg sodium
“A 160-pound person would have to go on a 3-hour hike just to burn off this sandwich’s calorie load.”
16. Worst Fast-Food Burger Hardee’s Monster Thickburger 1,300 calories
93 g fat (35 g saturated)
2,860 mg sodium
“1/2 of a pound is exactly how much flab you’ll add to your middle if you inhale one of these bad boys.”
15. Worst Dessert Outback Steak House Chocolate Thunder from Down Under 1,554 calories
105 g fat (53 g saturated}
133 g carbohydrates
“Even if you split this dessert with three friends, you’ll still take in a meal’s worth of calories and a day’s saturated fat.”
14. Worst Salad IHOP Chicken and Spinach Salad 1,530 calories
111 g fat (30 g saturated, 2 g trans)
2,400 mg sodium
“You could order the chain’s worst burger—the Monster Bacon’N Beef Cheeseburger made with Bacon Patties—and a side of fries—and still not reach the calorie load of this health-food fraud.”
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
“Order a large cookie dough and you’ll gulp down more than 2 days’ worth of saturated fat, 56 Chips Ahoy! cookies’ worth of sugar, and enough calories to add half a pound to your gut.”
12. Worst Chips & Dip Chili’s Skillet Queso with Chips 1,580 calories
96 g fat (34 g saturated)
3,880 mg sodium
“Order this little cheese pot and you risk scooping up almost 2 days’ worth of saturated fat and nearly a day’s calories.”
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
“…we’re honestly not sure how they managed to take grilled chicken and avocado—two of the healthiest foods on the planet—and turn them into a sandwich with more calories than their worst burger.”
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
“The collective impact translates into 4 days’ worth of sodium, 2 days’ worth of saturated fat, and a calorie count fit for a family of four.”
9. Worst Burrito Baja Fresh Enchilada Style Chicken Nacho Burrito 1,880 calories
82 g fat (36 g saturated)
4,650 mg sodium
“This Baja burrito bomb is stuffed with creamy salsa, cheese sauce, and shredded Jack and Cheddar cheeses.”
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
“Order this combo and you’ll wolf down nearly a day’s calories and more sugar than you’d find in 150 Honey Teddy Grahams.”
7. Worst Burger Chili’s Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger 1,730 calories
105 g fat (34 g saturated)
4,530 mg sodium
“This blatant display of excess translates into a sandwich with more calories than seven McDonald’s cheeseburgers and more than four times your recommended daily allotments of salt and saturated fat.”
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
“A coating of crispy batter and a heaping pile of deep-fried potatoes is no way to treat the golden child of nutrition. Plus, trans fats? Really? That’s so 2005!”
5. Worst Appetizer Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion 1,959 calories
161 g fat (48 g saturated, 4 g trans)
4,100 mg sodium
“This bouquet of batter-dipped produce is the caloric equivalent of eating an entire medium Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza—before your dinner!”
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
“If you ate just one of these “individual” pies each week, you’d take in enough calories to gain 34 pounds in a year.”
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
“…this dish has more fat than a full stick of butter!”
2. Worst Grilled Entrée Chili’s Shiner Bock BBQ Ribs (full rack) with Cinnamon Apples and Homestyle Fries 2,330 calories
123 g fat (45 g saturated)
6,490 mg sodium
“The heart-rattling stats here: more than a day’s calories and more than 2 days’ saturated fat. And, as if that’s not enough, if you order this ridiculous rib plate, you’ll also take in four times the recommended daily dose of sodium.”
1. The 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
“The result: a breakfast with as many calories as 3 dozen eggs.”

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