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    The Unhealthiest Meals in American Restaurants

    Posted by jadef on Jun 5, 2015 4:01:14 PM

    Chain restaurants aren't known for being the healthiest places to eat, but the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently compiled their annual Xtreme Eating list of the unhealthiest meals in restaurants--meals around 2,000 calories (a day's worth of food).

    Red Lobster's shrimp version of the "Create Your Own Combination" menu item plus the Traditional Lobsterita tops the CSPI's list at 3,600 calories. This meal, if you choose the Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Walt's Favorite, Linguine Alfredo, with fries, a Caesar salad and one Cheddar Bay Biscuit, also includes 37 grams of saturated fat and 6,530 mg of sodium.

    The Cheesecake Factory, Sonic, and Outback Steakhouse also made the list, check out the full article here:

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