10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest

Cheeseburgers ranked No. 20 on the Tufts list, with 1,108 calories
Cheeseburgers ranked No. 20 on the Tufts list, with 1,108 calories
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On Tuesday we reported on two university studies that found that restaurant meals are really, really fattening. One meal, on average -- whether breakfast, lunch or dinner -- contains more than half the FDA's recommended daily calories for a healthy adult, as well as whopping amounts of salt and saturated fat.

Now the Weather Channel -- yes, the Weather Channel! -- has broken down exactly which meals contain the most calories, according to Tufts and University of Toronto researchers. The results may not surprise you! (And Tropical Storm Alvin could become a hurricane, just FYI.)

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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10. Steak: 1,506 calories. An average steak dinner, with sides, contains 1,506 calories, according to Tufts University researchers.

9. Lasagna: 1,530 calories. Hi Lasagna, we are shocked to see you here.

8. Veal Marsala, 1,574 calories. Eating veal is bad for your karma anyway.

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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7. Pork Fried Rice: 1,674 calories. Hint: It ain't the peas.

 

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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6. Peking Duck: 1,751 calories. Note: That is for a half-order (with sides).

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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5. Eggplant Parmesan: 1,948 calories. It may help prevent Parkinson's, but you will die of a heart attack first.

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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4. General Gau's Chicken (aka General Tso's Chicken): 1,962 calories for the deep-fried, orange-flavored, fat-saturated concoction.

 

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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3. Classic Nachos: 2,165 calories. With classic cheese, sour cream, guacamole and refried beans, of course.

10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest
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2. Fettuccini Alfredo: 2,270 calories. How could that be? Oh yeah, cheese and cream.

And the No. 1 most fattening restaurant meal is...

 

Restaurant rib dinner
Restaurant rib dinner
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1. Rib Dinner (with sides): 2,445 calories for a half-rack. Congratulations, ribs! Porky's revenge!

See also:

- Restaurant Dishes: More Calories Than Fast Food?


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