Worst Food Awards for 2010

IHOP's Big Country Breakfast

David Zinczenko produces the “Eat This, Not That” books which show readers what foods are particularly unhealthy and what satisfying alternatives to each dish might look like.  He has published the annual list of “Worst Foods” for 2010.  Some of the big winners are dishes from P.F. Chang’s, Pizzeria Uno, Cheesecake Factory and IHOP.  I was shocked not to see my favorite culinary abomination – KFC’s Double Down – make the list.  But with the holidays fully upon us and lots of dining out for holiday parties, I thought our readers might arm themselves with this knowledge before they hit the restaurants.  Enjoy!

6 Responses to “Worst Food Awards for 2010”

  1. Le'Toya C. Murray

    This is a very interesting article to me because I have recently changed my eating habits and joined the gym. I don’t eat out anymore and limit my calorie intake because I needed to be healthier for my children. I had the worst eating habits because I ate whatever, whenever. I learned that it’s not always what you eat, but also when you eat it. Calories are very hard to burn thus making weight hard to lose. My two favorite restaurants made the list: IHOP and Cheesecake Factory. Wow!! Now looking back, I can’t believe that I used to fill my body with all of those unhealthy dishes. I began my lifestyle change on August 3, 2010 and weighed in at a whopping 225 pounds! Well, I am proud to say that I am under 200 pounds for the first time in years and now weigh 194 pounds! It feels GREAT!!!

    • Hi Le’Toya and congratulations on loosing so much weight. You have to be so proud of yourself. I too need to make a life change and loose mega weight. Like you I have very bad eating habits and eat what I want whenever I want. I had twin sons in 1989 and never lost the baby weight and then I had my daughter in 1992 and again never lost the baby weight, I’m a huge mess. Can you please give me any kind of hints as to what you are eating now, was it hard to start, and how is it going to the gym? I want to join a gym but I feel too embarrassed to go. Thanks, Dawn

  2. Carla S Wells

    How fascinating! My husband and I just watched a movie call “Fast Food Restaurant”. It was about the conditions of how beef is processed. It was a real eye opener. The process is so inhumane and nasty, it’s unbelievable. I recommend this to anyone who is questioning how fast food restaurants obtain their beef and may be concerned of what is actually in the beef being sold. The storyline targets feces in the ground meat and how top executives know about this and choose to do nothing for the sake of making a few cents more per pound. It’s Appalling!

  3. Wow!! This article brings me back to when my sons were in middle school. One day they came home from school and told me about a show they had to watch that day in Health Class. It was called “Supersize Me” and they couldn’t believe what they had seen. From that moment on we had to boycott McDonalds, Burger King and all the other fast food restaurants, except our favorite pizza restaurant Oakdale Pizza in Wallingford, CT and Subway Restaurant. However, since my kids have grown and they’re out on their own now, I have to confess that once in a blue moon I do go to Wendy’s and get the Baconator, but I have never gotten the triple, I only get the single.

  4. WOW! I can feel my arteries clogging already just looking at the pictures of the food here! Makes me cringe! Americans eat such horrible food, too many calories, fat, sugar, and sodium. Its no wonder that alot of people are obese. I wish that we could go back to the way our grandparents ate. That is to say, healthier foods with no preservitives, fresh fruits and vegtables from your own garden etc… Also no hormones added to food would be a big plus!

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