holy chipotle!

Okay, my friend Lu sent me a link to a Men’s Health article on the Worst Food in America. All I can say is, WOW. It’s totally worth your time to browse through the list of 20.

#1 on the list? Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing
2,900 calories
182 g fat
240 g carbs

This weapon of mass construction is the caloric equivalent of eating 14 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, before your dinner arrives. Even if you split this “starter” with 3 friends, you’ll have downed a meal’s worth of calories.

I really think I’m pretty good at gauging caloric content. I mean, I’ve been on a diet for the last 20 years, I’d like to think I’ve learned something! But seriously, I had NO IDEA. I would’ve guessed 1500 calories. Which, split 4 ways wouldn’t have been quite so horrific. But 290o? Split 4 ways is still 700+ calories each. That’s not even including the beer I’ll be drinking with it. (and no, it won’t be any lite beer shite. I promise) Then if you tack on the 9oz Victoria Filet (what I always order at Outback) you’ve just added another 540 calories and 44 grams of fat. That’s not including the loaded baked potato.

Dayum. that’s all I got to say.

On a good note, I discovered that Guinness Draft in a bottle is only 126 calories! Now that’s a “Light Beer” I can wrap my tongue around. (On a bad note, my other favorite beer, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is listed as the beer NOT to drink…200 calories. eek!)

Speaking of food…Gwen is blogging about Chocolate over at Fictionistas. Go forth and drool. Fictionistas

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