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Worst Fast Food Choices
By Sabrina Rogers
AskMen.com's Nutrition Correspondent


By now, it's probably not news to you that most fast food choices are bad for your health. Packed with artery-clogging, heart-attack-causing amounts of calories, fat and sodium, many fast food items are essentially death traps in little cardboard boxes.
While most fast food chains have added "healthy" or "light" items to their menus over the past couple of years, an opposite trend can also be observed: many of them are also producing new menu choices with a record high amount of calories, fat and sodium. These companies defend the availability of these unhealthy items by saying they "meet an important demand."
Don't get sucked in. You'll be putting yourself at risk for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and many more unsightly diseases, many of which can kill you. In an effort to help you make decent fast food choices, I have picked some of the worst fast foods on the market and provided all the essential nutritional information.
If grams of fat and calories mean nothing to you, use these numbers as a guide.
The average 180-pound male should consume (per day):
? Approximately 2,160 calories.
? 248g to 270g of carbohydrates.
? 126g to 162g of protein.
? 60g or less of fat.
? An absolute maximum of 2,400mg of sodium.
Keep those guidelines in mind when you take a look at the following astounding nutrition facts.
Breakfast

Order Calories Fat (saturated fat) Carbs Protein Sodium
Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich 730 47g (17g) 43g 32g 1,860mg
Carl's Jr. Breakfast Burger 830 46g (15g) 65g 38g N/A
Denny's Fabulous French Toast Platter 1,261 79g (30g) 110g 44g 2,495mg
Denny's French Slam 1,196 83g (29g) 74g 48g 2,302mg
Burgers

Order Calories Fat (saturated fat) Carbs Protein Sodium
Hardee's Monster Thickburger 1,417 107g (46g) 49g 64g 2,651mg
Burger King Double Whopper with Cheese 1,060 69g (27g) 53g 56g 1,540mg
Wendy's Big Bacon Classic 580 29g (12g) 45g 33g 1,430mg
McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese 770 47g (20g) 39g 46g 1,440mg