Because I consider obesity a threat to our children’s health, I report on it frequently. So, if I’ve captured your attention and you were wondering just how many calories were in a fast-food meal, The Washington Post has this interactive graphic that lets you click on various menu items to see the total calorie count. One meal can easily hit 2,000 calories, which is ironic since the average person should eat between 1,800 and 2,000 calories a day.
The graphic provides info on these restaurants:
Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy’s. I wasn’t surprised to find that a Big Mac, Hot Fudge Sunday, Medium French Fries and Medium Coke totaled 1590 calories. But I was surprised to find that a foot-long Cold Cut Trio, Chocolate Chip Cookie and a Sunrise Refresher Fruizle added up to 1,164 calories.
While Subway is better than McDonald’s, that’s not exactly the epitome of the low calorie diet advertised on TV, is it? In all fairness, though, Subway does have a number of salads and sandwiches that are much lower in total calories.
Anyway, check out the site to see how your family’s favorite meal fares.