McDonald's Shake

The Shocking
Calorie Truth
About Your

by Cassie Goldring

May 21, 2012

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McDonald's Shake

McDonald's Chocolate Triple Thick Shake:
1,160 Calories

It may look and taste delicious, but is it worth it? With a whopping 27 grams of fat, one McDonald's Chocolate Triple Thick Shake contains 1,160 calories — more than half the calories you need for one day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). With more calories than any other item on the menu, one of these shakes is equivalent to almost four McDonald's cheeseburgers.

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California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen Thai Crunch Salad:
2,115 Calories

We all think it's healthier to choose salad instead of that big bowl of pasta or delicious cheesy pizza. But sometimes you're better off with pasta, especially at California Pizza Kitchen, where salads are often calorie-heavy. Take the Thai Crunch Salad, which clocks in with three meals' worth of calories with all of the creamy peanut dressing, peanuts, crispy wontons, crispy rice sticks and lime-cilantro dressing.

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Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh Breaded Fish Quesadilla:
1,400 Calories

Baja Fresh is known for its delicious "grab and go" Mexican food. But with 770 calories from fat, the breaded fish quesadilla is certainly one Baja Fresh dish to stay away from. Clocking in at 38 grams of fat, it packs more than twice the amount you should consume in a day.

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Arby's Roast Turkey, Ranch & Bacon Sandwich:
800 Calories

Containing just 800 calories, Arby's roast turkey, ranch and bacon sandwich seems almost healthy compared to the other items on this list. But this sandwich will put you at about 40 percent of your daily caloric intake — in just one meal. Packed with ranch, you might want to think twice before you order this sub.

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Burger King

Burger King's Triple Whopper with Cheese:
1,230 Calories

Listed as one of the worst sandwiches to eat in America, Burger King's triple whopper sandwich with cheese contains 1,550 milligrams of sodium and 82 grams of fat. So beware! Not only is this sandwich a triple whopper, but it's also triple the calories.

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Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Large Cookie Dough Blizzard:
1,300 calories

Chocolate chip cookie dough, creamy ice cream goodness and... 1,300 calories? Dairy Queen's large cookie dough blizzard easily has the highest calories out of all of their menu items. With 138 grams of sugar in one of these shakes, you might want to say no to this unhealthy treat.

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Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger:
1,410 Calories

Quesadillas and burgers are delicious (albeit unhealthy) comfort food, but when combined, they are a health nightmare. Applebee's quesadilla burger includes cheese, bacon, pepper and, of course, a burger patty — you'll be stuffed with 102 grams of fat and 3,260 milligrams of sodium.

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