We’re all set to eat tacos on Tuesday or snack on cake on your friend’s birthday. But when does a cheat meal cross the line into a full-fledged food nightmare? These orders from popular restaurants all contain over 2,000 calories each, which is at the upper end of what the average American should aim to consume in an entire day – the FDA recommends a benchmark of 2,000 calories per day, but it depends on size, sex, age and activity level.
Want to know which menu items to avoid the next time you decide to splurge and eat at your favorite fast food or chain restaurant? These meals are the worst of the worst when it comes to nutritional information and calorie count.
And while you’re avoiding these restaurant menu items, be sure to avoid these #1 menu options at 41 Popular Restaurants.
2,450 calories149 g fat (56 g saturated fat, 6 g trans fat), 7,170 mg sodium, 212 g carbohydrate (18 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 64 g protein
2,220 calories157 g fat (49 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 4410 mg sodium, 112 g carbohydrate (5 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 92 g protein
2200 calories, 133g fat (58g saturated fat, 1g trans fat), 4310mg sodium, 160g carbs (6g fiber, 14g sugar), 98g protein
2,750 calories216 g fat (80 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 6610 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 178 g protein
2,240 calories142 g fat (43 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 6830 mg sodium, 112 g carbohydrate (7 g fiber, 37 g sugar), 125 g protein
2,020 calories120 fat (29g saturated fat, 0g trans fat), 4670mg sodium, 133g carbs (10g fiber, 29g sugar), 101g protein
2,480 calories125 fat (40 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 5,240 mg sodium, 276 g carbohydrate (11 g fiber, 105 g sugar), 63 g protein
2,670 calories211 fat (57g saturated fat, 2g trans fat), 6070mg sodium, 81g carbs (8g fiber, 9g sugar), 119g protein
2,280 calories144 fat (57g saturated fat), 3970mg sodium, 171g carbs (24g fiber, N/A g sugar), 78g protein
2,110 calories129 fat (56 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 3940 mg sodium, 140 g carbohydrate (9 g fiber, 19 g sugar), 103 g protein
2170 calories (any other nutritional information not available)
2,340 calories137 fat (52 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 4350 mg sodium, 140 g carbohydrate (9 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 92 g protein
If you want even more pointers on how to indulge in fast food without blowing your diet, be sure to check out Your Survival Guide to 20 Fast Food Joints.