My Facebook friend Betsy sent her old pal Mr. Bad Food a recent post lamenting the "salad" she ate at a neighborhood Chili's. The post -- reprinted below -- got me thinking it's time to start looking at some of the worst foods on the menu at some of our favorite fast food/sit-down casual kind of joints.
So in honor of "Fat Tuesday" -- you can check out the history of this day here at Wikipedia -- Mr. Bad Food is serving up a 7-course menu of eat-out foods you must bypass before your heart needs a bypass!
Coming in at number seven on today's list is the meal nominated by my pal Betsy.
"Yesterday was eye-opening... I had a "Quesadilla Explosion SALAD" (yes, SALAD)...and it was over 1,250 calories, and 70-something fat grams!!! On Weight Watchers it's 23 points, and with the oatmeal I had for breakfast - that was my limit (26 pts)... Betsy sipped calming tea for the rest of the day..."
Please check out the list and then nominate your favorite bad foods -- meals or fast food picks that wrecked your diet and left you moaning for mercy -- by emailing Mr. Bad Food at email@example.com. Mr. Bad Food will run the best of the worst in future Hall of Shame blogs!
Total fat: 76 grams
Total fat: 126 grams
Total fat: 74 grams
Total fat: 98 grams
Total fat: 132 grams
Total fat: 87 grams
Total fat: 127 grams
Okay so this is a start... a beginning of the end for you and me making really poor menu choices at our favorite eateries.
We may be on a diet but that doesn't mean we won't find ourselves pushed into a night out with friends or family. And that's a good thing -- you do need to get out and lead a normal life.
But let's just be careful out there. There are plenty of dietary landmines just waiting to trip us up in our quest for better health!