The New York Times Shows Us What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

Jan 20 • 2015

Most adults are recommended to eat between 1,600 and 2,000 calories per day depending on gender and age. While this may seem like a difficult number to hit, some of the most popular restaurants have individual meals that, if finished, will surpass that calorie goal in one sitting.

The New York Times recently featured an article that highlights some commonly ordered meals with calorie counts that may surprise you. Staple restaurants like McDonald’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Sonic, Chipotle, and Olive Garden are all guilty of serving meals that amount to over 2,000 calories each. Whether it’s a burger with multiple patties, an oversized portion of pasta, or even a large ice cream milkshake, these items will provide you with an entire day’s worth of calories – or more.

Read the full article to find out if any of your favorite menu items made the cut and see great examples of health meals you can make at home to keep you within your calorie goal