The start of the new year often comes with the self-made promise to be healthier. During the month of January, health gyms are filled to capacity, angering the year-round gym goers. The newest diets, detox plans and workout regimens are splashed across the cover of every magazine. Personal calendars are mapped out with weight loss targets or endurance goals. Everyone vows to eat more healthily. We all have the best of intentions when we put together our resolutions and plans for the new year, but let’s face it, by March the majority of it falls to the wayside. Today’s list is full of the things that aided in us falling off the wagon. Tomorrow will be all the things that helped us stay on track. Do you have any predictions for 2011 when it comes to fitness and food fads?
Killer Food Choices (literally)
Friendly’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Burger Melt– This burger uses two grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns and is served with a huge plate of fries. 1,500 calories, 97 grams of fat, 2,090 milligrams of sodium
KFC’s Double Down– Made of two pieces of bacon and slices of cheese sandwiched between two fried chicken breasts. This dish may have reeled you in with its low-carb selling points, but at 540 calories, 32 grams of fat, 1,380 milligrams of sodium you should have screamed “no.”
Friendly’s Mac and Cheese Quesadilla– This one was met with outrage by media outlets and parents alike because it’s on the kid’s menu. It is a cheese quesadilla filled with mac and cheese with the option to add bacon or a Friendly frank to it. It comes with a drink and dessert for a total calorie count of around 2,200, 109 grams of fat and 3,300 milligrams of sodium.
Hardee’s Loaded Biscuits ‘N Gravy– Two eggs and two sausage patties (because everything is better in twos) served open-faced on a biscuit, covered with a liberally applied serving of sausage gravy. 1,000 calories, 75 grams of fat and 2,350 milligrams of sodium
Burger King’s Ultimate Breakfast Platter– Scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, fluffy pancakes and a superfluous biscuit. 1,310 calories, 72 grams of fat and 2,490 milligrams of sodium
Sonic’s Tex Mex Footlong Quarter Pound Coney– A foot-long hot dog topped with chili, jalapenos, onions, Fritos, cheese and a Southwest chipotle sauce. 1,134 calories, 80 grams of fat and 2,551 milligrams of sodium.
Carl’s Jr. Foot-long Cheeseburger– It’s three hamburger patties on a foot-long sub roll. Most of the nutritional information is not yet out for this mega-burger because it’s still in the testing phase, but the calorie count is estimated at somewhere between 850-1200.
Sonic’s Holiday Spiced Sugar Cookie Blast– If you put Diabetes on your Christmas list, your probably found this in your stocking. Made with spiced caramel-flavored ice cream, sugar-cookie pieces and whipped topping. 830 calories, 40 grams of fat and 90 grams of sugar (for reference the FDA says not to exceed 40 grams of sugar a day)
Hardee’s Double Sausage Egg ‘N’ Cheese Biscuit– Another case of the “two is better than one” syndrome. Hardee’s expanded its original breakfast sandwich by adding double meat. 830 calories, 63 grams of fat and 2100 milligrams of sodium
List compiled by AdAge.com