6 Calorie Bombs at Your Favourite Chain Restaurants that will Exceed Your Day’s Caloric Budget
It’s difficult to imagine how you can exceed an entire day’s worth of calories in one single intake. But in reality, it’s not that difficult. With a couple of bites and slurps, your waistline could already be expanding.
Most people simply don’t realise how much fat and sugar is hidden within their favourite comfort foods, and how easily they can burst their caloric budget.
How Many Calories Do You Need
For Men (A Typical 70kg Man): 2170 kcal
For Women (A Typical 50kg Woman): 1720kcal
Yep, men can eat more. Why? Your caloric requirements are based on 2 things, your muscle mass and your activity levels. Men tend to carry alot more lean muscle mass than women, hence they burn more energy on a daily basis. Sorry girls.
1. Carl’s Jr
The Original Thickburger Meal (2490kcal)
Made with 100% Angus Beef, 2 succulent slabs of beef are sandwiched between soft white buns, smothered in American Cheese, Ketchup and Dressing to give the ultimate 1/2 lb Thickburger.
This decadent delicacy is the caloric equivalent of 30 large oranges.
- Steakhouse Thickburger (1250kcal)
- Crisscut Fries (450kcal)
- Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Malt (790kcal)
2. Outback Steakhouse
Herb Prime Ribs (2343kcal)
This monstrous thick and juicy hunk of beef of beef is dry-rubbed in herbs and then broiled to perfection. A sight to behold, this colossal slice of beef weighs an entire pound. Eating it with the fully-dressed baked potato and salad, may just as well put on a full pound around your waistline as well.
A single meal at Outback, could mean having eaten the calories worth 2kg worth of chicken breast.
- 1lb Prime Rib (1403kcal)
- Dressed Baked Potato (535kcal)
- Blue Cheese Wedge Salad (407kcal)
3 Piece Chicken Meal (2203kcal)
Just 3 pieces of highly crispy chicken, fried to golden brown perfection, could cost you up to 1596kcal. Oozing with boiling hot oil, these slabs of crunchy chicken along with it’s side dishes, is the caloric equivalent of 27 large apples.
- 3 Piece Hot and Crispy Chicken (1596kcal)
- Coleslaw Med (197kcal)
- Whipped Potato Med (190kcal)
- Pepsi Med (220kcal)
4. Pizza Hut
Super Supreme Pizza w/ Sides (2145kcal)
Pizza was bound to appear somewhere in this article. A thick crust of bread smothered in high-fat melted cheese, pizza sauce and deli meats, the super supreme pizza is the perfect thing to sink your teeth into.
However, just taking on 3 slices of this bad boy along with some drinks and sides, would probably be equal to eating about 30 slices of white bread.
- 3 Slices of Super Supreme Stuffed-Crust Pizza (1515kcal)
- 1 Coke Large (330kcal)
- 2 Slice of Garlic Bread (300kcal)
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt Set (1944kcal)
Subway, not such a healthy choice afterall? This mega footlong sandwich containing juicy bits of chicken and well-oiled bacon is not as healthy as you would imagine. But it’s creamy and delicious alright.
Cleaning off one of these sandwiches with a cookie and drink could mean finishing off about 10 bowls of white rice, in a single setting.
- Footlong Chicken & Bacon Ranch Sandwich w/ Mayo(1151kcal)
- Peanut Butter Cookie (220kcal)
- Large Coke (330kcal)
- Cream of Potato Soup (243cal)
Double Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese Set (1904kcal)
No surprises here, the Double Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese, contains 2 slices of well-oiled and fried beef patties, smeared with ketchup and melted cheese. Chowing down this satisfying beef burger along with some standard fries and drinks, could mean having eaten around 27 whole eggs, “caloric-ally speaking”.
- Double Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese (768kcal)
- Large Fries (512kcal)
- Caramel Frappe (624kcal)