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Mr. Bad Food

by John McGran, Food columnist

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“You’re ordering a Denny’s Extreme Grand Slam… are you out of your freakin’ mind?!”

The Denny’s Web site, www.dennys.com, urges customers to “fall in love with breakfast all over again.” It then offers up its latest line of “Breakfast Cravers” platters â€" dishes packed with the artery-clogging goodness of not-so-lean meats. Cases in point: The Meat Craver’s Breakfast and the Steak and Cheese Omelette.

The nutritional numbers for the 21-ounce Extreme Grand Slam: 1,160 calories… 64g of fat (17g of saturated fat), 560mg of cholesterol, 3,750mg of sodium, 102g of carbs, 4g of fiber, and 45g of protein.

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@ 12:31pm ET on March 7, 2008
I'm lovin Mr Bad Food! Info to put to use out there in the real world...That's what I'm talkin about!

@ 12:49pm ET on March 7, 2008
Gracias Shannon.... such praise is better than a happy meal anyday!

@ 7:51pm ET on March 7, 2008
Great information!! It really helps to see the calories and fat content in "black and white". :)

Sometimes I feel we are fooled by the slices of tomatoes and lettuce that are on a sandwich and tend to think we are really getting our veggies in. What a mistake!! Thanks for the post.

@ 8:40pm ET on March 7, 2008
I love love LOVE Mr. BadFood! HAHA very entertaining and a very funny read, you know ...aside from my crying out HOLY S%$@! from all the deadly food :P Now I know that Denny's is prob the best place to order a cardio Bomb!

@ 10:20pm ET on March 7, 2008
I'm HUNGRY now dang it!!! haha But hey, Mr. Bad food set me straight! NO eating this junk!

@ 9:12pm ET on March 8, 2008
Thanks for the kind words -- Mr Bad Food and I have been thisclose for many years. He really knows his way around bad food! ;o)
John "Chief Editor" McGran

@ 9:53am ET on March 10, 2008
This article would have been better if it not only included foods not to eat but foods to eat instead of the ones listed!

@ 10:53am ET on March 10, 2008
Mr Bad Food is the greatest, I love seeing the "contents" in black and white. It isnt often that you get to a website before you order something from fast food or drink. I am suprised at the "special" coffees. Heart attack in a cup. Who would of thought.

@ 11:00am ET on March 10, 2008
Hello badfoods... welcome to Diet.com. Future Mr. Bad Food columns will include good news to balance the bad... with 10 foods in this initial blog, it got pretty lengthy. Thanks for reading... and responding.

John McGran
Chief Editor

@ 11:07am ET on March 10, 2008
I really like Mr. BadFood, I have not seen his articles for a long time..I am glad he is back. He gives good advice and it is very entertaining!!Keep writing the articles!

@ 12:37pm ET on March 10, 2008
Great article. Entertaining and informative. Frankly, I've never understood how people DIDN'T know this stuff was death food. I see co-workers with greasy bags of death food day after day, sometimes 2 meals a day. They should be reading this.

@ 2:16pm ET on March 10, 2008
loving this I didnt realize ala fatty foods Ive bee eating. thanks

@ 2:16pm ET on March 10, 2008
I think some of the names of the food alone would have me avoiding them. I do love bacon but just looking at the picture of the baconator makes my arteries feel clogged. LOL

Thanks for the info!

@ 3:53pm ET on March 10, 2008
I knew it was a lot but, WOW! I was blown away!!
Thanks for enlightening me!

@ 4:40pm ET on March 10, 2008
Wow, scary stuff!My heart is poundingjust thinking about what this food could do to my insides!! Need to run an extra 10 miles!

@ 6:14pm ET on March 10, 2008
ewww! I can't believe I used to eat that stuff. The P'Zone yep I've eaten a whole one myself in the past. No More though! ;) Thanks for the info.

@ 7:51pm ET on March 10, 2008
I'm taking this list to my job. A lot of people there need to see it!

@ 8:49pm ET on March 10, 2008
oh my god so much salt and fat two meals out of that range and I would explode I'm hungry but not for those foods think I'll go find an apple

@ 1:49pm ET on March 11, 2008
Hey, Mr. Bad Foods:
If we're dieting, are we even going NEAR these foods? How about opening people's eyes to really bad food they may not realize. Like sodas, diet AND regular. Or all the products out there that are laden with High Fructose Corn Syrup that sabotage even the most scrupulous dieters? Or salad dressings? Or chinese food sauces?

@ 3:00pm ET on March 11, 2008
Give Mr. Bad Food a chance.. there are so many topics, so little time. I will eventually cover all areas of eating -- healthy and unhealthy. Salad bars can leave ya with a major hangover. Dressings are killers. As far as your query: "when are we even near this stuff cuz we're dieting?" Americans dine out many times a week... our friends and co-workers are always inviting us to eat out... there are many opportunities. This list of 10 may be extreme, but I know it's easy sometimes to justify a burger or sandwich by low-balling a guess of fat and cals. Please keep reading. This is gonna be a fun ride.
Mr. Bad Food

@ 5:16pm ET on March 12, 2008
how about those mcskillet burritos at mcdonalds? they were like 600-700 calories. Yikes!

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@ 2:17am ET on March 16, 2008
hahaha i'm happy, because none of these foods are for sale here in belgium :D

@ 5:32pm ET on March 18, 2008
wow very good facts to know!
quick question: what are the RDA for carbs and fibre?

@ 12:58pm ET on April 8, 2008
It seems that almost all of these "evil" foods are for carnivores. If you become a vegetarian, you would have to worry a lot less about what foods are "evil" or "good"

@ 7:47am ET on June 28, 2008
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I've lost 17.2 lbs and counting how much did you lose?

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