I hardly ever eat fast food, but when I do, I don't hold back. Today on our way to the ice rink, my wife and I stopped by BK. After I ordered, I got curious about the nutrition information and checked. Here's what I found out:
Texas double cheeseburger: 990 calories
Large fries: 500 calories
Large coke: 290 calories
That's less than 1800 calories total -- seems fairly modest for a supposedly oversized meal. Not that it's health food. The meal did contain 94 grams of fat (more than a stick of butter) and a couple days supply of sodium. Had I sprung for an ordinary sized meal and washed it down with water, I could have gotten out for around 1000 calories which seems like something a normal person should be able to handle.
However, this was a one shot deal. My next meal will be chicken curry with lots of rice and nan. Despite my good experience today, I think I'd puke if I had to eat BK more than once or twice a month.