By Sandra Holstein, Guest Columnist

1.  Pot Pies: Has 1020 calories and 18g saturated fat. Add the 13g of hidden trans fat and you’re up to 31 grams of clogging fat.


2.  Chicken Strips/Nuggets from fast food restaurants:  630 Calories and 11 grams of fat.  That’s about the same as a hamburger from the same restaurant, but the burger has 1,010 mg of sodium and the chicken has 1,550 mg.

3.  Cheesecake:   A slice of plain cheesecake has 610 calories and 219 grams of saturated fat – the same as eating an 8oz prime rib for dessert.

4.  Ice Cream:  A tennis ball size serving has 300 calories and 8-13 grams of saturated fat.

5.  A Milk Chocolate & Walnut Cookie:  One cookie can contain 300 calories and as much saturated fat as a 12 ounce sirloin steak.

6.  Large Caffe Mocha with whipped cream:  490 calories and 16 grams of fat.

7.  Four Stacker Hamburger:  With 4 slices of cheese, 8 strips of bacon, plus sauce and a bun, this will provide you with 1000 calories and 30 grams of saturated fat, and more than a day’s sodium 1,800 mg.

8.  Can of Soup:  Crammed with salt – a half a can averages more than a half of a person’s daily quota of salt.

9.  Tortilla Burrito:  Filled with rice, beans, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, sour cream, and salsa.  1,180 calories and 19 grams of saturated fat.

10.  Ice Cream Sundae:  Three scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, cookie crumbles, chocolate sprinkles and whipped cream has 1,270 calories and 38 grams of saturated fat.

By daryl

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