I'm a relatively healthy guy... I work out (sometimes) and I watch my diet but when I want to treat myself, I don't hold back. This usually turns into a "I'm enjoying this pizza to myself, don't bother me" scenario, but even then, it doesn't add up to some of the most unhealthiest restaurant meals in America. Insider Food published a story about the "8 Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals in America" after the Center for Science in the Public Interest finished a new report that reviewed menus at over 200 chain restaurants.

Pretty much every city I've lived in has one of these chains, and the East Texas region is no stranger to some delicious and artery-clogging goodness.


Let's start with a 2,820-calorie meal from Texas Roadhouse - a 16-oz prime rib, loaded sweet potato and Caesar salad. And let's not forget, if you're sitting at Texas Roadhouse, you're eating a few rolls with apple butter... oh and also your Dr. Pepper!


At Chili's, the Ultimate smokehouse Combo can account for 2,440 calories. This combo allows you to choose three different meats. Now if you get it with sausage, the 'crispers' and the Texas dry-rub ribs with street corn, homestyle fries, chile-garlic toast and garlic dill pickles, you're in for a world of sodium.


IHOP has an omelette that'll weigh you down first thing in the morning called the Cheeseburger omelette (with pancakes) that tallies 2,310 calories. It's in the name - you're getting hamburger, hash browns, tomatoes, onions, American cheese and assorted condiments. The scary number on this one is 1,0005 milligrams [Business Insider] of cholesterol .


Funny thing is, I only get wings when I go to Buffalo Wild Wings but this could be the next cheat day adventure. Their cheese curd bacon burger with fries is 1,950 calories strong. The Center for Science in the Public Interest crunched the numbers and said eating this meal "is the equivalent of eating five Burger King bacon double cheeseburgers.


So that's four you can find right here in Tyler. Now I know you can basically turn multiple menu items into a meal and trump these calorie counts, but these are listed as single meals.

The other four you can find throughout Texas include:

  • The Cheesecake Factory - Flying Gorilla drink (950 calories)
  • The Cheesecake Factory - Pasta Napoletana (2,310 calories)
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill - The 'ridiculously awesome, insanely large chocolate cake' (1,740 calories)
  • Dave and Buster's - Carnivore pizzadilla (,1970 calories)