Some scientists say that about six percent of any given population can eat about any kind of food without doing their body too much harm, but here in Sacramento, if you have a choice of restaurant food, have you ever studied the menu and wondered whether you should order a particular meal without worrying about becoming obese?
Well, there are some menu selections that you can buy at various chain restaurants in Sacramento or across the nation and know how many calories you’re consuming. Take a look at these choices and decide whether all those calories, all that fat, and all that sodium is something you really want to eat?
Wouldn’t you rather choose something less fattening if you’re going to eat these types of meals regularly day after day for lunch or breakfast or perhaps for dinner? Or would you order these foods on a once-in-a-special-ocassion meal basis?
Some people do eat like this. Check out the following foods and decide whether or not you want to eat like this daily or perhaps would rather just have soup and salad most of the time?
This French toast with a side of bacon offering from the Cheesecake Factory may be full of great taste, but it’s also full of 71 g of saturated fat, 3,542 mg of sodium, 182 g of carbohydrates, and more than 2,400 calories. One slice of Sbarro Stuffed Pepperoni pizza has 42 g of fat, 3,200 mg of sodium, and 960 calories.
The Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger has 104 g of fat (43 g of saturated fat), 4,000 mg of sodium, and 1,420 calories. And that’s without fries and a drink.
The New Zealand Rack of Lamb at Outback has 1,300 calories in the lamb alone, along with 60 g of saturated fat. If you add the side dishes in their buttery sauces (even the vegetables), you’re up to 80 g of saturated fat. California Pizza Kitchen’s pasta meal includes the Pesto Cream Penne which has 49 g of saturated fat, 1,350 calories, and nearly 2,000 mg of sodium, and that’s before you add the optional chicken or shrimp.
Ever heard of Bob Evans’ Cinnamon Cream Stacked & Stuffed Hotcakes? These many carbs are made of pancakes stuffed with cinnamon chips, spread with cream cheese, and then topped with cream sauce and whipped cream boasts 34 g of saturated fat and 1,380 calories.
How about P. F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Shrimp which has a crispy honey shrimp meal containing 70 g of fat, 290 g of carbohydrates, and 1,890 mg of sodium. The total calories in this seafood dish amounts to more than 2,100. For further information on these foods and their calories, check out the article, “8 Restaurant Meals That Are Bad for Your Heart.”
Restaurant sites in Sacramento, if you’re looking for the locations to see whether there are changes in the menu: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro: Restaurant Dining & Take Out. Bob Evans in Sacramento CA Hours & Locations. Outback Steakhouse, Sacramento. The Cheesecake Factory – Sacramento, CA – Yelp. Applebee’s Sacramento.