World’s Biggest Cheeseburger Contains 4.1 Million Calories

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Divabetic SummerLet’s talk “PORTION DISTORTION!” A Minnesota casino has cooked up a world-record bacon cheeseburger that’s 10 feet in diameter and weighs more than a ton.

The mammoth burger was served at the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton. It tipped the scales at 2,014 pounds.

Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson verified the record for biggest burger. He called the feat a result of “remarkable teamwork” and said the burger “actually tastes really good.”

Black Bear’s burger included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.

It took about four hours to cook the patty. A crane was used to flip it.

Should we aim to get the biggest bang for our buck when it comes to restaurants and our food?

Most restaurant portions today are several times larger than portions were in the 1960′s.  When served, we eat most of what is in front of us.  Why?  Because we used to have to sit at the dining room table as young kids until we cleaned our plate.  We have been conditioned from a very young age to eat everything in front of us including today’s 1500 calorie plate of fettuccine Alfredo serving at your favorite restaurant!  Your body won’t know what to do with all that excess fat, calories- it will work overtime to get everything to it’s right place and the next time you go to eat it will crave more.  And more.  And more.

Dietitians and doctors estimate that the average person miscalculates their calories consumed each day by as much as 25%.  Think about this- if you underestimate your daily intake of, say, 1800 calories by 25%, you are eating an extra 450 calories per day!  It will only take you a little over a week to gain a pound.  (3500 calories=1 pound)

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