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More or Less: Calories in Fast Food

Since many of you will be traveling over the holidays, fast food may be your only option while on the road. In order to give you a little insight before ordering, take this quiz to check your calorie-count smarts. I'll give you the name of a food and a calorie amount and you tell me if it contains more or less calories.

1 of 5

Wendy's Gourmet Mushroom Swissburger: 1,022 calories

2 of 5

McDonald's Medium Fries with two ketchup packets: 276 calories

3 of 5

Taco Bell's Fully Loaded Nachos: 844 calories

4 of 5

Burger King Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich: 488 calories

5 of 5

KFC Mashed Potato Bowl With Gravy: 1,326 calories

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SPARkLE-EfF-BABy SPARkLE-EfF-BABy 8 years
hmm 3 / 5 not bad but i did learn somethings . God those nachos use up almost ALL ur calorie intake for the day . my goodness .
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I don't care how many calories it has, that bowl from KFC is good!
verr0nica verr0nica 8 years
4/5, i got the loaded nachos wrong.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I never eat fast food, but I have to admit that the nachos from Taco Bell look yummy! But that's more calories than I eat in a whole day!
fortheloveofrock fortheloveofrock 8 years
BOOO! I was so excited to try those Nachos from Taco Bell!
soapbox soapbox 8 years
If I were traveling this holiday, I would probably stop by WaWa for breakfast. (I don't think they have them anywhere else but Jersey, I dunno..) And they have good choices like fruit and cereal. Fast food makes me sick. I remember, I just ate a plain burger once from McDonald's and automatically felt depressed and bloated. Eww.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
4/5. Got the 1st wrong but then actually thought about it and made (somewhat educated) guesses. I have not eaten fast food in FOREVER so I really had no clue. I just don't get how something can have that many calories! Also, the only fast food place I have ever eaten at in the past is McDonald's and I think maybe Wendy's once or twice when I was very young. So I don't even really know what bk/kfc/taco bell etc have, and don't care either...yuck!
Halie Halie 8 years
5/5 - I guess I'm just a good judge of calories, I never EVER eat this stuff
MizK MizK 8 years
4/5 gah got the 1st ? wrong
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
4/5
syako syako 8 years
Oh! I also wanted to add a tip. Sometimes (for some people) fast food is inevitable, and when it is --- order the kids meal! The portion of fries is good and usually less than 250 calories, and then the hamburger or chicken nuggets or whatever you get usually is around 250 as well. A 500 calorie meal isn't that bad when your only option is fast food AND it will fill you up.
syako syako 8 years
4/5 I remember when I first started counting calories I looked up the calorie counts of all the fast food restaurant's french fries and was shocked. I never imagined it'd be so much. :shrug: Those nachos were outrageous!
AMP AMP 8 years
5/5. I'm pretty sure I'm never eating a deep fried piece of meat ever again. Probably helps that I'm currently not eating meat too.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Luckily the longest trips I have for any holiday are less than 2 hours so fast food isn't necessary.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
and now I want some french fries.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
Gross :( I don't eat any of this stuff and haven't for years.. the only fast food for me is Chipotle!!
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I suck
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
gross, gross, gross....
crackaddict crackaddict 8 years
i never eat fast food so i got 2 out of five i have no idea what the calorie content is on this stuff
Livvy-P Livvy-P 8 years
4/5 - I never eat fast food - Yuck! If I want to have a cheeseburger & fries, I'm going to have one that is good, not made of gross meat & old potatoes!
cgb cgb 8 years
Did not so well, but to be honest I don't think I have eaten fast food in over 5 years! YUK! I would rather waste the caloires on wine!
princessgouveia princessgouveia 8 years
I can say that at least for trips during the holidays with my husband we have to travel to the south, and there isn't a lot there besides fast food and his parents cooking (which isn't much better) The travel alone takes about 12hrs(planes, airports at at least 1 transfer) from where we are and then we are there for a whole week. There really isn't any healthy food we can bring and get through security without some issues. Once down there isn't another battle, the portions are beyond huge even for sandwiches. Never before have I seen sandwiches that are more calories then I can eat in a day.
carolinel carolinel 8 years
I'm very pround of myself 5/5. I love fast food but I only visit Subway nowadays... No more Big Mac or fries for me...
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Ewww. That's really all I got from this quiz. Who knew that one dish could pack so many bad-for-you calories?
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
Okay I did really bad but I think I had hopes that the foods had fewer calories . . .I haven't eaten fast food since I was like 7yrs old and I would never anyways, but at least I can share this with friends who do! Why don't people bring a cooler with homemade sandwiches on road trips?
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