10 Restaurant Meals That Will Make You the Fattest

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Thu, May 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM
click to enlarge Cheeseburgers ranked No. 20 on the Tufts list, with 1,108 calories - MALCOLM BEDELL/FROM AWAY
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  • Cheeseburgers ranked No. 20 on the Tufts list, with 1,108 calories

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.)

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10. Steak: 1,506 calories. An average steak dinner, with sides, contains 1,506 calories, according to Tufts University researchers.

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

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

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7. Pork Fried Rice: 1,674 calories. Hint: It ain't the peas.

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