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Offline J.R.E.

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11 worst burgers in America....
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:52:19 AM »

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/11-worst-burgers-america

Check out the sodium in these....

11 Worst Burgers in America
By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
Apr 03, 2012


   
Burger King Whopper with Cheese
760 calories
47 g fat (16 g saturated, 1 g trans)
1,410 mg sodium

With 200 more calories than a McDonald's Big Mac, the Whopper is the clear loser in the battle of the burger icons. Blame it on the jumbo patty and globs of mayo (160 calories worth to be exact). And get this: If you add medium fries and a medium coke—a likely scenario—you're looking at a 1,500-calorie meal. The best way to "have it your way" at BK? Order a standard cheeseburger and call it a day, or try Cook This, Not That! Easy 350-Calorie Meals and save calories, time, and cash.

Eat This Instead!
Burger King Cheeseburger
300 calories
14 g fat (6 g saturated, 0 g trans)
710 mg sodium

SINISTER SALADS: The Whopper may be bad news for your gut, but some salads are even less healthy! Beware of the 20 Salads Worse Than a Whopper.


10. Worst Burger Kids’ Meal

McDonald’s McDouble Mighty Kids Meal with Fat-Free Chocolate Milk Jug
765 calories
30 g fat (9.5 g saturated, 1 g trans)
1,215 mg sodium

I applaud McDonald's for its recent move to offset fries with fruit in all its kids' meals, but—apple slices or not—this "mighty" menu option remains the worst children's choice at the drive-thru. The chain created the Mighty Kids Meal for "in-be-tweens" (kids aged 8 to 12). Problem is, it packs more fat and calories than an adult's meal should. A standard Happy Meal is plenty of food for your kid—no matter their age—and chicken nuggets trump burgers any day. (Find hundreds of other tips to help your family eat better in Eat This, Not That! For Kids!)

Eat This Instead!
McDonald’s Chicken McNugget Happy Meal with 1% Low-Fat Milk Jug
405 calories
19.5 g fat (4 g saturated)
555 mg sodium



9. Worst Basic Burger

Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger
920 calories
62 g fat (29.5 g saturated)
1,310 mg sodium

This burger bomb landed on the list for one reason: false advertising. At Five Guys, regular burgers are doubles and "Little" burgers are singles. And the burgers aren't the only serving size rip-off the chain serves up. The "regular" fries have 620 calories—double that of most standard fry orders. The takeaway: Go "Little" or go elsewhere. And for more perpetrators of serving-size scams, check out the 9 Biggest Serving Size Rip-Offs.



8. Worst “Healthy” Burger

Ruby Tuesday Avocado Turkey Burger
968 calories
61 g fat
1,601 mg sodium

It's entirely common for restaurants to top their turkey burgers with so many greasy calories that they completely nullify the small savings you get by choosing turkey over beef. Ruby Tuesday's Avocado Turkey Burger, for example, has more calories than the chain's Classic Cheeseburger. The lesson: Turkey doesn't always mean healthier.

Eat This Instead!
Asiago Peppercorn Sirloin
401 calories
20 g fat
1,023 mg sodium

HEALTH-FOOD FRAUDS: Turkey burgers aren’t the only wannabes of the health-food world. Restaurants often disguise tons of fat and calories behind healthful-sounding menu items. Don’t unwittingly ruin your diet: Avoid the 10 Worst  “Healthy” Foods in America!


7. Worst Burger Melt

Red Robin All-American Patty Melt
1,254 calories
94 g fat
1,951 mg sodium

Melts are notoriously high in calories, thanks to copious amounts of butter and cheese, and Red Robin takes the diner classic from poor to preposterous by adding 350 calories of Thousand Island dressing. This "All-American" monstrosity is the highest-calorie burger on the menu, but unfortunately, the others are close behind. In fact, the Keep it Simple Burger is the chain's only burger that falls below 800 calories, which makes it your only sane option.

Eat This Instead!
Red Robin Keep It Simple Burger
569 calories
24 g fat
991 mg sodium


6. Worst BBQ Burger

Chili’s Shiner Bock BBQ Burger
1,300 calories
74 g fat (24 g saturated)
2,840 mg sodium

An average burger at Chili's packs 1,400 calories, and the Shiner Bock is among the worst of the lot. The burger's main calorie culprit: crispy onion strings. Last time I checked, deep-fried onions were a side dish—and a shoddy one at that. This dish also comes standard with 380 calories of fries, so all said, you're looking at nearly a day's calories in one sitting. If you want to get your red-meat fix at Chili's, steak's the only way to go.

Eat This, Instead!
Chili’s Custom Combinations Classic Sirloin with Sweet Corn on the Cob and Steamed Broccoli
520 calories
21 g fat (7 g saturated)
1,770 mg sodium


5. Worst Sliders

Applebee’s Cheeseburger Sliders with Applewood Smoked Bacon
1,340 calories
87 g fat (75 g saturated, 3 g trans)
2,550 mg sodium

Sliders are particularly sneaky diet traps. First, despite their diminutive stature, they tend to pack as many—if not more—calories as their full-size brethren. Second, they're often listed as appetizers, which means you risk wolfing down more than a meal's worth of calories before you even set eyes on your entrée. My advice: Go with a leaner appetizer like the Grilled Chicken Wonton Tacos—the only Applebee's option under 600 calories—and consider sharing with a friend.

Eat This Instead!
Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Wonton Tacos
590 calories
24 g fat (4.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)
2,150 mg sodium 

4. Worst Double Cheeseburger

Denny’s Double Cheeseburger
1,400 calories
87 g fat (41 g saturated, 2 g trans)
2,680 mg sodium

Some things are better in pairs: skis, wings, Super Bowl tickets. But burgers? Not so much. An extra patty adds little flavor and costs you big on the bathroom scale. Take this double whammy from Denny's: double patties, double cheese, double a day's saturated fat, and 2 grams of trans fat. What do all these twos add up to? Double chins. The 540-calorie Veggie Burger is the chain's only safe burger option, but if you're an unabashed carnivore, you'll appreciate the Prime Rib Skillet.

Eat This Instead!
Denny’s Prime Rib Skillet
585 calories
38 g fat (12.5 g saturated)
1,460 mg sodium


3. Worst Crazy Burger Creation

Friendly’s Grilled Cheese Burger
1,540 calories
92 g fat (35 g saturated)
2,490 mg sodium

American chains are constantly dreaming up wacky dishes designed to get your novelty neurons firing at the speed of light. Perhaps the single best example of this frankenfood effect: the Grilled Cheese Burger from Friendly's. It's a giant burger wedged between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Need I say more? If you're craving grilled cheese, order grilled cheese.

Eat This, Instead!
Friendly’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich
800 calories
37 g fat (14 g saturated)
1,280 mg sodium


2. Worst Fast-Food Burger

Sonic Ring Leader Loaded Burger Double Patty
1,660 calories
120 g fat (44 g saturated, 4 g trans)
1,450 mg sodium

The recent unveiling of this menacing half-pound burger marks a new low for a chain that already suffers from an iffy reputation. The bacon strips and onion rings will receive much of the criticism, but it's the less flashy components that hold the hidden danger. In fact, the two slices of cheddar cheese and the double slather of mayo account for a third of the fat. (Then there's the "bun oil" Sonic squeezes on.) If you need a burger fix, there are less perilous ways to get it.

Eat This Instead!
Jr. Deluxe Burger with Bacon and Green Chilies
425 calories
25 g fat (8 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
705 mg sodium


1. Worst Burger in America

Chili’s Jalapeño Smokehouse Bacon Burger
1,910 calories
126 g fat (43 g saturated)
5,290 mg sodium

This tricked-out number is the worst of the worst of Chili's' burger behemoths. It comes saddled with tortilla strips, bacon, cheddar, mayo, and jalapeno-ranch dressing, the combined impact of which is more than 2 days' worth of saturated fat and as much sodium as you'd find in 6 pounds of McDonald's French fries. No wonder it made our list of the 8 Scariest Restaurant Meals in America!

Eat This, Instead!
Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken
550 calories
14 g fat (4 g saturated)
1,870 mg sodium
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 08:13:30 AM »
I know the foodies on here are going to scoff but Hardee's/Carl's Junior has a turkey burger that tastes pretty good and is relatively healthful:

Calories: 460
Fat: 17g
Carbs: 47g
Protein: 31g

They advertised it with Men's Health Eat This, Not That.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJfFrhKoS84&feature=player_embedded
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 08:16:32 AM by GSOgymrat »

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 08:41:02 AM »
Anyone know of a good veggie burger you can buy from a supermarket ?

I love the veggie burger at a local restaurant but cant find one to buy and make at home . I tried one from wallmart and it was so bad my dog who eats anything buried them in the back yard ... I have never seen her bury food before or since the wallmart veggie burgers . 

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 10:42:59 AM »
Q: and how many burgers do you girls eat per week?
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 10:47:14 AM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 11:22:25 AM »
Chili’s Jalapeño Smokehouse Bacon Burger

5,290 mg sodium


Holy shit. I didn't know it was possible to have 5300mg of sodium in anything. But I usually get the Oldtimer with Cheese when I visit Chilis (and i know it's not much better)


Q: and how many burgers do you girls eat per week?

1 or 2 a week. Usually from Whataburger. I'm trying to cut back. But after my quarterly Lab results I usually stop at Five Guys on the way home to celebrate.

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 11:24:12 AM »
Q: and how many burgers do you girls eat per week?

Not many , because there are 3 fried chicken places within a mile of my house  ;) .

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 11:38:56 AM »
I suppose it's too much effort to make your own cheeseburger at home using 90% lean ground beef?
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 12:22:51 PM »
Anyone know of a good veggie burger you can buy from a supermarket ?

I love the veggie burger at a local restaurant but cant find one to buy and make at home . I tried one from wallmart and it was so bad my dog who eats anything buried them in the back yard ... I have never seen her bury food before or since the wallmart veggie burgers .

My god that's scary.
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 12:24:20 PM »
Why not get a meatball grinder with no cheese.  Its beef on a bun and how fatty can the tomato sauce be in comparison to mayo, sauce, etc.

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 12:45:54 PM »
Another option is to go to a good place that sells fresh tuna and have them grind it, then make tuna burgers at home.
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 02:52:02 PM »
Another option is to go to a good place that sells fresh tuna and have them grind it, then make tuna burgers at home.

It comes out of the can already ground up .

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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 03:19:56 PM »
I'll assume you know that's not the same kind of tuna. You want Ahi (Yellowfin) tuna like used in sushi. Preferably without sweet tea.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 03:23:58 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012, 03:47:31 PM »
I remember going to McDonalds once...  My friends had 2 children and both parents worked.  One evening we were going out to the casinos and stopped for 2 Happy Meals but did not have any kids in the car.  Two of us went through the drive through and at the pick-up they said, "Enjoy your Happy Meals guys!"

Later at Christmas, the kids dug deep into their hearts for the perfect gift.  I got a Burger King watch and a McDonalds radio with hamburger headphones  8)  Have the best day
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2012, 08:49:29 AM »
Veggie burgers at home.

Either or both dried Falahel mix and or the best turkey stuffing mix you can find.

Dice mushrooms,peppers.onions and whatever, fry in what you choose, fold in to the prepared mix , make into patties grill, fry or bake.

yum-yum
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Re: 11 worst burgers in America....
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2012, 10:41:18 AM »
Veggie burgers at home.

Either or both dried Falahel mix and or the best turkey stuffing mix you can find.

Dice mushrooms,peppers.onions and whatever, fry in what you choose, fold in to the prepared mix , make into patties grill, fry or bake.

yum-yum

Thanks ! , I may just try this today ... I think I have most of the ingredients on hand already . I made a mushroom bake last night that was yummy and was thinking about stuffing a tenderloin of pork with the leftovers but I may just do the veggie burger thing instead . 

 


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