Nowadays, Americans are so busy with their hectic schedule; they cannot find the time to take care of their own health. Majority of Americans do not have the time to make their own lunch and in some cases, dinner. This is the reason why fast food is so popular in the States. Most Americans rely on fast food restaurants to fuel their body needs for the day. Fast food is a perfect fit for their busy lives. The prices are fairly cheap, food is tasty and you can find a fast food restaurant at almost every corner.
Truthfully, we all know home cooking is always healthier then fast food but what Americans do not realize is exactly how unhealthy the fast food actually is. Most fast food chains do not have a nutrition fact label on their products, so I decided to list below some fat and calorie counts for a few popular fast foods and some of my favorites. (Keep in mind that the average body needs only 2000 calories a day)


Jack N the Box

Chicken Sandwich – Cal: 400 / Fat: 21g / Pro: 15g
Jacks Spicy Chicken – Cal: 620 / Fat: 31g / Pro: 25g
Monster Taco – Cal: 260 / Fat: 15g / Pro: 9g
Philly Cheese steak – Cal: 580 / Fat 22g / Pro: 35g
Sourdough Grilled Chicken Club – Cal: 530 / Fat: 28g / Pro: 36g
Sourdough Jack – Cal: 670 / Fat: 43g / Pro: 32g
Ultimate Cheeseburger – Cal: 1010 / Fat: 71g / Pro: 40g

Carl’s Jr.

Bacon Swiss Crispy Chicken Sandwich – Cal: 750 / Fat: 28g / 14g
Breakfast Burrito – Cal: 560 / Fat: 32g / Pro: 29g
Carl’s Catch Fish Sandwich – Cal: 560 / Fat: 27g / Pro: 8g
Chili Burger – Cal: 690 / Fat: 35g / Pro: 11g
Famous Star with cheese – Cal: 650 / Fat 37g / Pro: 28g
Six Dollar Western Bacon Burger – Cal: 1080 / Fat: 62g / Pro: 45g
Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Cal: 480 / Fat: 26g / Pro: 6g

Burger King

Angus Steak Burger – Cal: 560 / Fat: 22g / Pro: 33g
Bacon Double Cheeseburger – Cal: 540 / Fat 32g / Pro: 33g
BK Fish Filet Sandwich – Cal: 630 / Fat: 30g / Pro: 24g
Original Chicken Sandwich – Cal: 660 / Fat: 40g / Pro: 24g
Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich – Cal: 780 / fat: 43g / Pro: 25g
Whopper with Cheese – Cal: 760 / Fat: 47g / 33g


Big Mac – Cal: 560 / Fat: 30g / Pro: 25g
Big N’ Tasty – Cal: 470 / Fat: 23g / Pro: 24g
Double Cheese Burger – Cal: 460 / Fat: 23g / Pro: 25g
Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese – Cal: 730 / Fat 40g / Pro: 47g
Egg Mcmuffin – Cal: 300 / Fat: 12g / Pro: 17g
Fillet o Fish – Cal 380 / Fat: 18g / Pro: 15g
French Fries – Large: 500 calories (average)
Premium Crispy Chicken sandwich – Cal: 500 / Fat 16g / Pro: 27g

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  1. Dan August 13, 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    You stated, “Keep in mind that the average body needs only 2000 calories a day”

    But what about Michael Phelps? He eats 10,000 calories a day and he’s in the Olympics. Does more calories = more gold metals? LOL

  2. Steven August 13, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    Not exactly, Dan

    Wow!, that is a whole lot of calories Michael Phelps is taking into his body. One thing we have to understand is the Michael Phelps is not an average person. Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic Champion we ever had. Being an Olympic Champion requires a tremendous amount of exercise, training and a strict diet. If Michael is consuming 10,000 calories a day, he must be burning a great amount during daily training that his body requires that amount of calories per day.

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