‘Xtreme Eating’: The Biggest Calorie Disasters

by Nate Wooley | January 16, 2013 11:29 am

‘Xtreme Eating’: The Biggest Calorie Disasters

cspi 'Xtreme Eating': The Biggest Calorie Disasters[1]America’s chain restaurants are serving ever-higher-calorie meals, a new report concludes.

Put together by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and titled Xtreme Eating Awards[2], the report details which restaurant meals are most unhealthy for the diner. CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson says, “It’s as if IHOP, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and other major restaurant chains are scientifically engineering these extreme meals with the express purpose of promoting obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.”

Here are some of the standout dishes:

For comparison, the Food & Drug Administration recommends that an average person should eat no more than 2,000 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat per day.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/cspi.gif
  2. Xtreme Eating Awards: http://www.cspinet.org/new/201301161.html
  3. CAKE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CAKE
  4. Brazilian Burger Joint Moves Into the U.S.: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/brazilian-burger-joint-moves-into-the-u-s/
  5. 10 Restaurants With the Most Effective Ads: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/10-restaurants-with-the-most-effective-ads/
  6. 167 People Sickened After Dining at Golden Corral: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/167-people-sickened-after-dining-at-golden-corral/

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