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
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!)