4,800 Calorie Burger – What-a-Burger!

What has enough calories to fuel a 200 pound man for nearly 2 days? The Michigan Whitecaps’ Fifth Third Burger, that’s what! Add fries and a couple of beers and that man will live for 3 days.

The Fifth Third Ballpark, in an attempt to create a buzz among the fans at the concession stands, has created a monster. A burger with 4,800 calories, it’s loaded with 5 beef patties (I’m positive they are not low fat), 5 slices of American cheese (more fat and salt), extra nacho cheese (more fat and salt), nearly a cup of chili (more fat and salt), and large amounts of salsa (there’s the vegetable, oh, but with lots of salt), sour cream (more fat) and corn chips (more fat and salt) – all on an 8-inch bun (wanna bet it ain’t whole wheat?). Cost (at the ballpark): $20. Real cost with a side of Lipitor: Unaffordable!

PCRM (Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine) dietitian Susan Levin is asking the Michigan Whitecaps to put a label on the burger that eating meat is associated with increased risk of heart disease, cancer and death. AND, she asked them not to sell the burger to people under 18.

I hope they take that advice – and take this burger OFF the menu.

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