Extreme Eating - High Calorie Restaurant Meals Revealed

Would you eat an entire plate full of Twinkies?  What you may not realize is many restaurant meals have as many calories as a plate piled high with the golden treats.  You might find it shocking that you would have to run over half a marathon just to burn off some of these meals.   It is important to know how many calories are in restaurant meals when eating out so you don’t end up consuming an entire days worth in one sitting.  Many restaurants or other nutrition websites contain the nutrition content of their meals; make sure you check before you dine.

How Many Twinkies, How Many Miles?

How many Twinkies would you have to eat to match the calories in these restaurant items, and how many miles would you have to run to burn them off?

Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shake (1690 calories, 72 grams of fat, 46 grams of saturated fat) = 11 Twinkies / 14.7 miles

Baskin Robbins Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Sundae (1220 calories, 80 grams of fat, 32 grams saturated fat) = 8.1 Twinkies / 10.6 miles

Burger King Triple Whopper® Sandwich with Cheese, Large Fries, Large Coke Cola (2220 calories, 110 grams of fat, 38 grams of saturated fat) = 14.8 Twinkies / 19.3 miles - I hope you have good running shoes.

P.F. Chang’s Lo Mein with Pork (1419 calories, 72 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat) = 9.5 Twinkies / 12.3 miles

P.F. Chang’s The Great Wall of Chocolate (1440 calories, 61 grams of fat, 20 grams of saturated fat) = 9.6 Twinkies / 12.5 miles

Starbucks® Venti® Caffe’ Vanilla Frappuccino® Blended Coffee (560 calories, 16 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat) = 3.7 Twinkies / 4.9 miles –just to burn off a cup of joe! At least you’ll have the caffeine to keep you going.

Ruby Tuesday Chicken and Broccoli Pasta (1167 calories, 55 grams of fat) = 7.7 Twinkies / 10.1 miles

Ruby Tuesday Triple Prime Havarti Burger and side of fries (1665 calories, 107 grams of fat) = 11.1 Twinkies / 14.5 miles

Culver’s Turtle Concrete, Tall (1464 calories, 85 grams of fat, 42 grams of saturated fat) = 9.8 Twinkies / 12.7 miles

Mc Donald’s Chicken Selects® Premium Breast Strips (5pc) with Creamy Ranch Sauce (860 calories, 62 grams of fat, 9.5 grams of saturated fat) = 5.7 Twinkies / 7.5 miles

Chipotle Chicken Burrito with black beans, rice, cheese, corn salsa, cheese, sour cream (1030 calories, 39 grams of fat, 17.5 grams of saturated fat) = 6.9 Twinkies / 9.0 miles

Pizza Hut 9” Personal PANormous Pizza®, Meat Lovers® (1500 calories, 82 grams of fat, 31 grams of saturated fat) = 10 Twinkies / 13.0 miles

Dairy Queen Hot Fudge Shake, Large (1220 calories, 43 grams of fat, 31 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams Trans fat) = 8.1 Twinkies / 10.6 miles

On The Border, Dos XX Fish Tacos with Creamy Red Chili Sauce (2350 calories, 152 grams of fat, 31 grams of saturated fat) = 15.7 Twinkies / 20.4 miles – Throw in a margarita or two with chips and salsa before the meal, and you’re running a marathon to burn off last night’s dinner!

*115 calories/ mile burned based on the following study:  "Energy Expenditure of Walking and Running," published December 2003 in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (Syracuse University).  Men burned an average of 124 calories/ mile running; women burned an average of 105 calories/mile.  115 calories per mile used as an average for men and women.

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anne 6 years ago

So much for my large DQ malt. Thanks for the tips...I will think twice before indulging.


Jen 6 years ago

I agree! My one treat is a DQ M&M Blizzard - I don't think I want to know how many calories are in that after finding out how many are in a shake - yikes!

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