Weekly Wellness: The Highest Calorie Restaurant Meals

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Monday, September 12 2016 Sep 12, 2016 Monday, September 12, 2016 1:27:00 PM CDT September 12, 2016 in News
By: Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach
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COLUMBIA — For some folks, it’s often; for some, more rare. For some, it’s welcomed; for some, it’s dreaded. I’m talking about going out to dinner. This is a topic that I’m asked about by clients often.  “What do I choose?” “How do I choose?” “It’s so hard.”

Our friends at MyFitnessPal did some of the work for us. They looked at top chain restaurants (without disclosing any names) and made a list of the top highest-calorie items on those menus. Thank you, MFP! Here’s the rundown:

American Food

  • Ribeye steak: 1,726 calories
  • Cheeseburger: 1,412 calories
  • Grilled chicken sandwich: 1,216 calories
  • Chicken Cobb salad: 1,000 calories

Chinese Food

  • General Tso's Chicken & Rice: 2,100 calories
  • Walnut Shrimp & Rice: 1,626 calories
  • Pork Fried Rice: 1,571 calories
  • Broccoli Beef & Rice: 1,176 calories

Italian Food

  • Fettucine Alfredo with Focaccia bread: 1,754 calories
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs with Focaccia bread: 1,492 calories
  • Lasagna with Focaccia bread: 1,564 calories
  • Stuffed Chicken Marsala with Focaccia bread: 1,092 calories

Mexican Food

  • Chicken Fajitas with Chips & Salsa: 1,588 calories
  • Grilled Steak Burrito with Chips & Salsa: 1,204 calories
  • Cheese Quesadilla with Chips & Salsa: 1,179 calories
  • Beef Tacos with Chips & Salsa: 1,026 calories

Indian Food

  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan bread: 1,627 calories
  • Palak Paneer with Naan bread: 1,567 calories
  • Lamb Vindaloo with Naan bread: 1,341 calories
  • Butter Chicken & Rice with Naan bread: 1,300 calories

Make your situation better by:

  • Only eating half of the portion that is served to you.
  • Maybe don't eat the accompanying bread...?
  • If you're already eating plenty of calories, don't drink them too. (Choose water or unsweetened tea.)
  • Eat slowly, enjoy.
  • Don't show up starving.

 

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