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Wow, you readers are great! Mr. Bad Food's inaugural blog did so well that I am back this week with another 7 foods that you should never eat. If you do feel the urge to enjoy one of these nutritionally-challenged choices, make sure you do not make it part of your regular diet!
Before I launch into this week's scary seven, I want to extend a special invite for you to tell me about your favorite diet-wrecking dinners. When I get enough feedback, I will launch the Worst Food Hall of Shame. So whether it's that pinto bean-topped chocolate cake concocted by Uncle Al or maybe it's the sugar-sprinkled butter balls snacked on by Sister Susie, be sure to share the tales with me, Mr. Bad Food. You can write me through my Diet.com profile.
Now, on with the horror show...
The Subway Feast
According to the www.subway.com Web site, a Subway Feast is meat lover’s dream of “heaping piles of roast beef, salami, pepperoni, turkey and black forest ham, all wrapped up in American cheese on freshly baked bread.” A steady diet of this fare will have Jared straining to squeeze back in to his “fat jeans” in no time. Especially if he listens to the site recommendation that says The Feast “goes great with Coca-Cola and DORITOS Nacho Cheese!” Normally, I’d trot out the nutrition numbers to prove just how bad a featured food can be. But such info seems to be missing from the Subway Web site. And that in itself sends up a giant red flag.
Jalapeno Cheddar Double Melt, Wendy’s
According to the www.wendys.com Web site, the 10-ounce Jalapeno Cheddar Double Melt – yes, the final weight of your melt is about 10 ounces despite the half-pound pre-cooking weight claim – will rock you with 730 calories, 42g total fat (18g saturated; 2.5g trans), 150mg cholesterol, 1,760mg sodium, 35g carbs, and 53g protein. And that doesn’t include the soft drink and fries that beefs up the negative nutritional values.
Bacon Double Homestyle Melt, Burger King
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