All this talk of food reminds Outliers of some rather alarming news we ran across online. The good folks at SparkPeople recently posted their nominations for the 11 Worst Foods of 2008 on their blog DailySpark. And it isnt pretty.
Thinking of ordering the Texas Cheese Fries with jalapeno ranch dressing at the restaurant chain Chilis? Maybe you should think again. At 2,070 calories, with 160 grams of fat and 3,730 milligrams sodium, youd be better off eating a stick of butter. That only has 91.6 grams of fat, and nowhere near the 1½ days worth of sodium that SparkPeople calculates the fries contain.
Also making the list of nutritional shame: Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolates; Wendys Gourmet Mushroom Swiss Burger; Burger Kings Mushroom Swiss Steakhouse Burger; Romanos Macaroni Grill Seared Sea Scallops salad; IHOPs Butterscotch Rocks Pancakes; KFC Original Recipe Fully Loaded Box Meal; Taco Bell Fully Loaded Nachos; Olive Garden Chicken (& Shrimp) Carbonara; Jack in the Box Egg Nog Shake; and Quiznos Prime Rib Cheesesteak sandwich.
Consider yourself warned.