Nearly 40% of adults, that’s 2 adults in
every 5, are considered obese. And the numbers keep on rising. Obesity levels are also on the rise in the
younger population, with 18.5% of youth categorized as obese. These are some frightening statistics when
you consider the risks of serious disease and health issues associated with being overweight. These include high blood pressure, diabetes,
heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, cancer, and in many cases, death. Keeping fit and healthy is more important
than ever, but it’s also far more difficult, as we find ourselves living in an age where
everything is about speed and convenience. And when we add speed and convenience to the
food industry, we get unhealthy fast food. To help you make the best choices with what
not to eat, we decided to take a look at the worst foods out there. The ones that turn a waist line in to a coastline
and will have you pilling on the pounds. Welcome to this episode of The Infographics
Show: Fast Food Items You Need to Avoid. At number 15 is Pizza Hut’s Meat Lover’s
Personal Pan Pizza. We all enjoy a pizza but this one is packed
full of sodium and saturated fat. The thick bread base contains more calories
than the entire daily recommended intake, with a total of 12 grams of fat, 4.5 grams
of which are saturated fat. A single slice contains a whopping 210 calories,
and let’s face it, no one eats just one slice of pizza! At number 14 is a venti White Hot Chocolate
from Starbucks. Let’s face it, it’s not only belly bloating
burgers and fries, or pizzas that pack a punch. There are also some drinks that hit the ‘no
go’ list. Sorry to all you Starbucks lovers, but this
drink is 3 times your daily maximum intake of sugar at 76 grams, not to mention 21 total
grams of fat, and 13 grams of saturated fat. The Venti White Hot Chocolate tops the scales
at 563 calories. At number 13 is Burger King’s Big King Sandwich. More than half of a day’s worth of sodium,
this double decker sandwich is packed full of carbs and calories. Three hours at the gym would barely dent the
effect this sandwich has on your calorie intake. 37 grams of total fat, 8 grams saturated fat,
and 659 calories. Sticking to Burger King, let’s see how their
drinks fair. At number 12, we’re bookmarking the Cinnamon
Toast Crunch Shake. This sugar packed, hand spun milkshake features
pieces of cereal mixed with sweet cinnamon-flavored syrup. 19 grams of fat, of which 11 grams are saturated,
a whopping 113 grams of sugar, and wait for it…a cool 780 waist enhancing calories. It will take a lot of dancing to work off
this shake! At a glance you could be forgiven for mistaking
this next dish as belonging on the healthy list. At number 11 is Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Pot
Pie and it looks like mum’s home cooking but this heart warmer could also be a heart
stopper. Lashings of cholesterol, 45 grams of fat of
which 37 grams are saturated, and a cool chicken licken’ 790 worth of calories. Taco Bell is at number 10 with their Cinnabon
Delights. Balls of fried sugar dough filled with sweet
sauce is not how your doctor would suggest you start the day. The total fat content is 53 grams, and there’s
a frightening 59 grams of sugar. These little beauties will rack up a hefty
930 calories on the clock. Stick to your oats, or if you do indulge in
Cinnabon Delights, you’d do best not to eat for the rest of the day. There’s always room for another burger,
or is there, with Carl’s Jr. Hardee’s Baby Back Rib-Topped Thick Burger. At number 9 is this third pound of baby back
ribs, smothered in tangy sauce. 57 grams of fat, with 18 grams saturated fat,
it’s a monster meal that clocks the counter at 1,070 calories. Wendy’s…we all love a Wendy’s from time
to time, but if you want to stop buying new trouser belts, then keep this off your eating
list. At number 8 is Dave’s Triple burger. An entire day’s worth of sodium, there are
72 grams of fat of which 30 grams are saturated fat. A date with this dish will load you with a
tidy 1,090 worth of calories. They say breakfast is the most important meal
of the day. What they don’t say is that you should pack
more than half your daily calories in right when you wake up. And that’s exactly what you’ll be doing
if you bite into our number 7 choice, McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hotcakes. Buttermilk biscuit, savory sausage hot off
the griddle, fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns and golden brown hotcakes. Sounds delicious, but could be deliciously
deadly with 56 grams of fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, and a tummy splitting 1,090 calories. Well here’s somewhat of a surprise. Number 6 is a dish served at Chopt: The Panko
Fried Chicken Salad. Yes, a salad with romaine lettuce and avocado,
with the addition of panko fried chicken, croutons, fried onions and Wisconsin blue
cheese, not to mention the dressing, puts this misleading dish at 1,120 calories, with
82 grams of fat, and 20 grams of saturated fat. It goes to show, if you’re counting the
calories, you need to do your homework on all the dishes you order. It’s back to the shakes for number 5 with
Dairy Queen’s Oreo Hot Cocoa Blizzard. If you love cookies and cream flavor then
this will be hard to turn down, but check out the details before taking it on. 109 grams of sugar, which is around 4 times
the daily recommended dose, as well as 43 total grams of fat, with 20 grams saturated. This unsuspecting milkshake is a heart stopping
1,040 calories. Sonic’s SuperSONIC Bacon Double Cheeseburger
is slotted in at number 4. With plenty of sodium and lashings of mayo,
it’s definitely a double meal. They say a picture is worth a thousand words,
or is it calories? Well, take a look this meat patty beauty,
topping the scales at over 1,239 calories. Add to that 35 grams of fat! If you’re eating this burger, you’ll be
sure to see your belly bulge. Believe it or not, there’s a burger to top
the Sonic! Hardee’s Charbroiled 2/3 lb Monster Thickburger
is our number 3. More than a day’s worth of sodium, a momentous
amount of fat at 95 grams total, with 35 grams saturated fat, and nearly 75% of your daily
calories at a stomach churning 1,329. Not a regular for your menu if you want to
live long. We’ve so far had a couple of burgers, so
what about those fries to go along. At 2, let’s talk about Five Guys Large French
Fries. These starchy potato sticks look harmless
at first glance, but incredibly they have nearly an entire day’s worth of calories. They’re a whopping 71 grams of fat, with
14 grams of saturated fat. Shockingly, you’ll be clocking up an incredible
1,474 calories with a paper cup of these snacks. When we think of Italy, we think of art, opera,
fine wines and yes…the Large Italian Meatball Sub by Quiznos. It’s our number 1. This artery-clogging heart stopping delight
has 150 percent of your daily value of sodium, 81 grams of fat, 28 grams of saturated fat,
and weighs in at a staggering 1,530 calories… wow! Well, we’ve covered 15 fast food dishes
but there are many more. So if you’re watching what you eat, then
our advice is to get online and do some research. One thing we found when creating this episode
is that nearly all the nutritional information is available. If you know of any other fast food dishes
that are worth avoiding, let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Vegans vs meateaters – who will live longer?! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!