The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss

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Avoid These Scary High Calorie Fast Food Menu Items

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing the 7 worst fast food meals for weight loss from some of the most popular fast food restaurants.

It’s no secret that fast food restaurants are not the place to Live Lean.

Although some fast food restaurants are providing “healthier” options, there are still some gut exploding meal options that I wouldn’t recommend anyone eat.

During my research, I went to the nutrition information section of each of these 7 popular fast food restaurants.

I then picked out the worst options based on what everyday people may choose to eat when ordering a meal.

Each analyzed meal contains a typical main item, a side item, and a drink.

If you want to know more about the healthiest options at these fast food restaurants, I did videos each one below:

Are you eating any of these 7 worst fast food meals?

This is going to be scary.

All right, let’s do this.

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals

Here are the worst of the worst fast food meals, starting in order with the lowest calories to the highest calories.

#7. Tim Horton’s

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss Tim Hortons

Here is the worst fast food meal for weight loss at Tim Horton’s:

  • Large BLT Sandwich
  • Blueberry Fritter
  • Extra Large Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Nutrition Facts:

  • Total Calories: 1620
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbohydrates: 246g
  • Fat: 53g

The majority of the 246g of carbohydrates comes from the extra large candy cane hot chocolate.

This is the type of hot chocolate that is not your friend to Live Lean.

All right, let’s move on to number 6.

Here are the Healthiest Foods At Tim Hortons.

#6. Subway

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss Subway

I could say so many different things when it comes to the chemicals and unhealthy ingredients used in the foods at Subway.

However, for this video post, we are simply sticking to analyzing the calories and macronutrients of the meals.

So let’s get into it.

Here is the worst fast food meal for weight loss at Subway:

  • Footlong Spicy Italian
  • 2 M&M Cookies
  • 21oz Coke

Nutrition Facts:

  • Total Calories: 1640 calories
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbohydrates: 227g
  • Fat: 68g
  • Sodium: 3195mg

That is a crazy amount of sodium for one meal.

Here are the Healthiest Foods At Subway.

Let’s move on to number 5.

#5. Chick-fil-A

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss chick-fil-a

Here is the worst fast food meal for weight loss at Chick-fil-A:

  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe
  • Large Waffle Potato Fries
  • Large Peach Milkshake

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 1940
  • Protein: 55g
  • Carbohydrates: 266g
  • Fat: 75g
  • Sodium: 2530mg

Here are the Healthiest Foods At Chick-fil-A.

Let’s keep this going.

#4. McDonald’s

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss mcdonald's

Here is the worst fast food meal for weight loss at McDonald’s:

  • Angus Deluxe Bacon And Cheese Sandwich
  • Large Fries
  • Large McCafe Vanilla Chai Tea Iced Frappe with Whipped Cream

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 2050
  • Protein: 53g
  • Carbohydrates: 224g
  • Fat: 103g
  • Sodium: 2750mg

The large McCafe vanilla chai tea iced frappe with whipped cream is dangerous.

Here are the Healthiest Foods At McDonald’s.

#3. Chipotle

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss chipotle

Here is the worst fast food meal for weight loss at Chipotle:

  • Steak Burrito with:
    • white tortilla shell
    • white rice
    • pinto beans
    • fajita veggies
    • corn salsa
    • sour cream
    • cheese
    • guacamole
    • lettuce
  • Chips
  • 21oz Coke

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 2225
  • Protein: 69.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 280g
  • Fat: 95.5g
  • Sodium: 3345mg

Here are the Healthiest Foods At Chipotle.

#2. KFC

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss kfc

Here is the worst fast food meal for weight loss at KFC:

  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Side Potato Wedges with Creamy Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • 64oz Tropicana Twister Orange

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 2470
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 407g
  • Fat: 88g
  • Sodium: 3425mg

Yes, KFC offers a 64oz serving of soda.

Here are the Healthiest Foods At KFC.

#1. Wendy’s

The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss wendy's

Here is the number 1 worst fast food meal for weight loss from Wendy’s:

  • 3/4 lbs Triple W Hamburger
  • Poutine (fries, cheese, and gravy)
  • Large Caramel Frosty Shake

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 2730
  • Protein: 106g
  • Carbohydrates: 300g
  • Fat: 124g
  • Sodium: 3830mg

Damn that’s not good.

Here are the Healthiest Foods At Wendy’s.

In the comments below, tell me, have you ever ordered any of these fast food items?

If not, which of these is your favorite fast food restaurant?

Don’t be shy, we all know you eat fast food every once in a while.

I do too.

Bottom Line On The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss

Depending on your body type, just one of these fast food meals could contain over double the number of calories you need per day.

Every one of these unhealthy fast food meals have the following in common:

  • Low quality fake ingredients
  • Lots of calories
  • Bad types of fat
  • Loads of sugary carbohydrates
  • Little fiber
  • Low quality protein
  • A heck of a lot of sodium

Stay away from these unhealthy fast food options unless you’re training to be a sumo wrestler.

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Then take leftovers with you to eat throughout the day.

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94 responses to “The 7 Worst Fast Food Meals For Weight Loss

  1. I like Subway and Wendys, but damn!!!!! If i ever ate like that I think I
    would start hopping into my coffin pretty fast.

  2. Good video…these meals sound like artery clogging meals…lol…

    If I have a cheat day, it’s Wendy’s….smh

  3. Nice video to point out what NOT to eat. BUT sometimes like you said we all
    fall for the urge..how about taking the same restaurants and telling what
    is the best option available in the menu instead?

  4. how is there possibly a drink at a fast food restaurant that is nearly 2
    Litres ?? ( 64 oz ) ??????????????????? WTF

  5. heart attack waitin to happen… n nope i have not! water is the only
    liquid going in this body! n those burgers ew ew ew.. how can someone feel
    awesome after eating this!

  6. 1:35 Subway, ufff! I’m glad those stupid ads with “Gerad” that wuss
    spokesman are no longer aired. Guy starved himself and ended up looking
    like a deflated Michelin Man. Wobbly and unhealthy.

  7. Great information I learned a lot but I have a question do you ever eat out
    if so where what happened

  8. Hey there You look great great information but I have a question do you
    ever eat out if so where

  9. BRAD THANKS FOR THE VIDEOS BRO IM EATING HEALTHY NOW A DAYS YOU HAVE
    CHANGED MANY THINGS HOW I VEIW THEM SPECIALLY FOODโ€ฆ..

  10. Hey brad jus here showin apreciation to your page, since i followed yu and
    watched your videos i have learned alot, thanks to the way you break things
    down and make it easy to understand. I just wanted to make a request or two
    on the next videos that you will upload to see if yu can explain the
    bulking and cutting phase. Does it work? If so can anyone do it? If not
    what is the right method or an alternative? Or what do you suggest? The
    other one is, the advantages and benefits of supplements for example, if
    your lifting heavy what should yu take or what woud be a good source of
    supplements for that kind of training, same goes for HIIT, light weight
    training etc. I feel that this would be very educating to myself and others
    who need the explanation from an expert in the educating way that you do
    it. Not like other channels who make it sound like they are just
    advertising a product in your face and almost bsing you to buy it. Well
    hope to hear from ya man. Keep doing what youre doing, like your videos!!

  11. Thank you for this Brad. Unfortunately I had both the McD and the
    Chick-fil-a meals within the last six months. C.f.a. as resent as two weeks
    ago..The peach shake was awesome, but seeing the calories is making me
    rethink that choice. I will be passing this video on to others that also
    eat these meals. When you know better you do better.

  12. I don’t usually eat at any of those places ever. To be honest the only
    restaurant I have eaten at in the past year is subway.

  13. I’ve never ordered none of these meals thank god.. I do love chipotle but
    alway take away the rice, sour cream and cheese

  14. OK……show alternatives at same restaurants to cut those numbers way
    down. BTW …..Great work……You’re AWESOME

  15. I’ve been in all of these spots and I had most of these items except the
    drinks (64oz ?!?!) I have had the Chipotle meal . Damn!

  16. Hey brad on those days when you are out in the city and need to grab a
    quick bite with friends what is the BEST fast food to get?

  17. Wowzer! That’s horrible! Not had a McDonald’s in years don’t know what
    you’ll find in the meat!

  18. OMG, each of these meals worth daily amount of calories. And people still
    wonder why they are fat, indeed, why?

  19. Wendy’s Asian cashew Chicken salad is only 390 calories including the
    dressing. 33g carbs, 37g protein, and 13g fat. Got a bit of sodium, but on
    days I can’t pack a lunch, that and water make a pretty decent lunch.

  20. Thanks for the info, but yes we go to Chick fil A, I get a salad or grill
    chicken salad/water, also subway I get roast beef no mayo and all veggies
    w/ vinager&oil on 6in. WWbread. I always get the same thing but its not
    every week every now then… I try to live lean like you two to keep myself
    healthy. You guys look amazing.

  21. Wow out of that list we only got Micky Ds subway and Wendy’s…I have no
    clue what the others are

  22. I barely ate Subway. I just order a chicken bacon ranch whole sandwich.
    That’s all. ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. My favorite Subway sandwich is the Foot long Spicy Italian and I have
    gotten it a few times. NOT ANYMORE!

  24. Brad, I always like to watch your videos and actually try a lot of your
    HIIT workouts after weights. Just curious what you eat on your cheating
    day? I’ve got two kids and sometimes just have to eat whatever is left on
    the table. But I’ve been keeping ~10% of body fat level for years thanks
    to 6-day workout, usually I do supersets followed by HIIT type of cardio. I
    love your short-time workouts, I know for sure they work – of course I do a
    lot of different things too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks and keep it going for people like
    me who is quite but watching your great work!

  25. Subway…? The coke has about 500 calories by itself… Not counting the
    cookies. You can go into any restaurant and order a milkshake or ice cream
    with a salad it would still be bad

  26. Those choices r high in protein but if u don’t have the sides or drinks n
    not a lot of bread it be ok right I do like my chipotle now n then but only
    get one of the carbs n have a bowl not burrito

  27. The video should have been,If I HAD to eat fast food what are the
    healthiest choices I could make at each restaurant

  28. i got to Wendy’s but get their salads that have chicken on them and
    generally don’t add the dressing.

  29. My favorite restaurant of those is chick fil, I haven’t been in a while but
    when I go I have a deluxe spicy chicken sandwich

  30. Oh man, Subway has that many calories?? Eye opener there. Thanks for the
    info! ๐Ÿ™‚

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