Unhealthiest Foods in America Ranked, and How Much Skiing It Would Take to Burn The Calories

Katy Shipley | LaughsLaughs
Breakfast Burrito, unhealthiest
The Cheesecake Factory Breakfast Burrito has 2,730 calories. Image: The Cheesecake Factory

The Xtreme Eating 2018 list is a collection of the unhealthiest foods at 200 American restaurant chains.  Business Insider ranked the Xtreme Eating list highest to lowest based on calories, and the top of the list makes McDonald’s look like a healthy option.

Unhealthiest Meals in America

  1. The Cheesecake Factory: Breakfast Burrito (2,730 calories)
  2. Chili’s: Honey-Chipotle Crispers & Waffles (2,510 calories)
  3. Shake Shack: Double SmokeShack, fries, and Peanut Butter Shake (2,240 calories)
  4. Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Deep Dish Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese (2,320 calories)
  5. Yard House: Vampire Taco Combo (2,040 calories)
  6. AMC Cinemas: Bavarian Legend Soft Pretzel (1,920 calories)
  7. The Cheesecake Factory: Chicken Parmesan “Pizza Style” (1,870 calories)
  8. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Peanut Butter S’mores Pizookie (1,580 calories)

The heavy hitters on this list are over 2,000 calories. They easily exceed the recommended daily calorie intake according to the Food and Drug Administration. But more importantly, can you ski it off?

Many skiers would say that if you ski hard enough, you can eat whatever you want.  This might be a theory to enjoy apres grub guilt-free, but there could be some truth to it.  It all depends on how hard you shred.

Chili’s Honey-Chipotle Crispers & Waffles is equal to five Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts smothered in 30 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and five packets of barbecue sauce. Image: Chili’s

According to Harvard Medical School, downhill skiing burns anywhere from 360-532 calories per hour depending on weight.  While activities like running and biking might burn more calories, skiing still helps you make up for that Cheesecake Factory Breakfast Burrito.

To burn off the top 5 highest calorie foods, you would need to ski 4-6 hours non stop.  This is not counting chairlifts, so it might even take you two days.  Higher intensity skiing will burn more calories, so mogul laps all day are encouraged. You’d need to ski like Jonny Moseley to burn off these tasty treats on a regular basis.


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