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3,500 Calories in One Meal? How Hoosiers Can Avoid Pitfalls of Dining Out



A meal of a burger, french fries and milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide.

With 35 hundred calories, the meal at Red Robin is among others featured in the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Xtreme Eating Awards."

I-U dietitian Heather Fink says there are a lot of nutritional pitfalls when dining out, including portions that are too large and high amounts of fat, calories and sodium.

She says occasional splurges are not a big deal for your health, but dining out multiple times a week can lead to trouble.

According to the C-D-C, 65 percent of adults in Indiana are considered overweight, and nearly 30 percent are obese.

Meals from The Cheesecake Factory, Famous Dave’s and Joe’s Crab Shack were also on the list.