Annual Xtreme Eating Awards Released

By: Jennifer Hardy Email
By: Jennifer Hardy Email

UNDATED -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released the latest list of "Xtreme Eating" foods found at restaurants across the country.

According to the CSPI, the average adult should consumer about 2,000 calories a day. However, according to the study, a breakfast of Country Fried Steak & Eggs can use up 1760 of those calories. CPSI says that's like eating five McDonald's Egg McMuffins covered in 10 packets of sugar.

A rack of Baby Back Ribs with Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce at Chili's will add 1,660 calories to your intake and more than 5,000 milligrams of sodium.

Johnny Rockets' Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 1,770 calories,
An order of the chain's Sweet Potato Fries adds another 590 calories
The chain's Big Apple Shake—a milkshake that actually contains a slice of apple pie—has 1,140 calories. That meal delivers a total of 3,500 calories, nearly two days' worth. It's like eating 3 McDonald's Quarter Pounders with Cheese, a large Fries, a medium McCafé

"I hope the Obama Administration promptly finalizes overdue calorie labeling rules for chain restaurants," CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson said.

"Not only do Americans deserve to know what they're eating, but, as our Xtreme Eating "winners" clearly indicate, lives are at stake. And perhaps when calories become mandatory on menus, chains will begin innovating in a healthier direction, instead of competing with each other to make Americans heavier and sicker."


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