Remember when McDonald's Big Mac was considered the high calorie fatty fast food? Well, Compared with some of the food on today's restaurant menus, the Big Mac would be considered "low-cal."
The Center for Science in the Public Interest famously labeled Fettuccine Alfredo "a heart attack on a plate." Every year they test food from chain restaurants and facetiously awarding the most fattening.
This year, Applebee's wins one of the organization's Xtreme Eating Awards by topping its fettuccine with cheese stuffed meatballs. That's 1,520 calories in one dish.
Other notables on the list:
Denny's Fried Cheese Melt, which are mozarella sticks inside a grilled cheese sandwich and will put 1,260 calories and 21 grams into your stomach, in addition to a full day's worth of saturated fat.
The Cheesecake Factory gets two spots on the list for its factory farmhouse cheeseburger and the red velvet cake, which the center says is "like eating one Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizza plus two Quarter Pounders with cheese except the cake has an additional days' worth of saturated fat."
The peanut butter and chocolate shake from Cold Stone Creamery is the kicker: One large is like eating two 16 ounce steaks and a buttered baked potato.
The average person should consume 2000 calories and 20 grams of saturated fats a day. That gives you an idea you an idea of how extremely unhealthy this year's extreme eating awards are.