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‚Äôs dream of ‚Äúheaping piles of roast beef, salami, pepperoni, turkey and black forest ham, all wrapped up in American cheese on freshly baked bread.‚ÄĚ A steady diet of this fare will have Jared straining to squeeze back in to his ‚Äúfat jeans‚ÄĚ in no time. Especially if he listens to the site recommendation that says The Feast ‚Äúgoes great with Coca-Cola and DORITOS Nacho Cheese!‚ÄĚ Normally, I‚Äôd 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‚Äôs
According to the www.wendys.com Web site, the 10-ounce Jalapeno Cheddar Double Melt ‚Ä" yes, the final weight of your melt is about 10 ounces despite the half-pound pre-cooking weight claim ‚Ä" 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‚Äôt include the soft drink and fries that beefs up the negative nutritional values.
Bacon Double Homestyle Melt, Burger King
The Bacon Double Homestyle Melt has four half-slices of bacon, three slices of melted Swiss cheese and two hamburger patties with a garlic cheese sauce on ‚Äėbuttery flavored‚Äô sourdough bread. It crowns you with 810 calories (520 calories from fat), 58g fat (20g saturated fat; 2g trans fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1,370mg sodium, 34g carbs, and 39 grams protein.
Banana Cream Pie Blizzard, Dairy Queen
I ordered a Banana Cream Pie Blizzard and mentally patted myself on the back for getting a medium rather than a large. My 14-ounce sweet escape weighed me down with 790 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated; 2.5g trans), 60mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, and 118g carbs.
Chunky Fully Loaded Stroganoff-Style Beef soup, Campbell‚Äôs
The marketing slogan promises "extreme amounts of meat"‚Ä¶ Chunky is taking soup "to the next level"‚Ä¶ the Fully Loaded varieties will ‚Äúfill you up right.‚ÄĚ While my Stroganoff-style beef variety did indeed fill me up it also bloated me out with 500 calories, 28 grams of fat and 1,620mg of sodium. You could do less damage to your diet if you tried halving your 18.8-ounce can, but since you don‚Äôt add water and it basically filled one soup bowl I considered this two-serving soup a single serving.
Classic Italian Toasted Sub, Arby‚Äôs
Arby‚Äôs, the king of roast beast sandwiches, rolled out a four-sub line of toasted offerings that include Philly Beef, French Dip & Swiss, Turkey Bacon Club, and my favorite, the Sophia Loren of subs‚Ä¶ the Classic Italian! According to the nutrition facts at the www.arbys.com, Web site, this 13.5-ounce toasted sub hits your soft underbelly with 827 calories, 45g of fat (13g saturated; 0.5g trans), 89mg cholesterol, 2,495mg sodium and 66g of carbs.
Maxed Out Lunchables Pizza Stix
As our waistlines have grown, so too have the nutrition stats for the line of Lunchables. The new and ‚Äúimproved‚ÄĚ offerings are boldly labeled Maxed Out. The nutrition label on the Maxed Out Pizza Stix ... Continue
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