Like McDonald’s, the most fattening item on the Burger King menu is only available during breakfast. The meal serves up more than a full day’s worth of salt and fat!
The royally unhealthy BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter comes with scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, biscuit and three pancakes with syrup. The single biscuit has more fat and almost as many calories as the stack of pancakes!
The full breakfast also accounts for more than half of your daily calories! In fact, the most unhealthy item on the Burger King menu pushes daily nutrition recommendations to the limit in a slew of areas.
Keep in mind the figures don’t include a drink and juices and sodas can be serious sugar and calorie traps.
Here’s the full tale of the tape.
Most Fattening Item On The Burger King Menu
BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter
Value: Total – % Daily Recommended Intake
Calories: 1190 — 60%
Calories from fat: 590 — n/a
Total fat (g): 66 — 102%
Sat fat (g): 15 — 75%
Trans fat (g): 0.5 — n/a
Cholesterol (mg): 320 — 107%
Sodium (mg): 2460 — 107%
Total carbs (g): 123 — 41%
Fiber (g): 5 — 20%
Sugar (g): 32 — 128%
Protein (g): 27 — 54%
Eating healthy at a fast food restaurant can be difficult, but not impossible depending on what your nutrition goals are. The quality of food is often much lower at these places which can make eating clean that much more of a challenge.
Dining at a fast food restaurant also opens the doors to a great deal of temptation. The menus are full of high fat, high calorie items that are hard to resist.
However, if your willpower is strong and you’re able to resist giving in to temptation it is possible to control the amount of fat and calories you are consume. One of the best ways to make sure you stay on track is to review the restaurant’s nutrition information before you go and figure out a meal that won’t derail your fitness progress. That way you know exactly what you’re going to order and you don’t even have to look at the menu.
The problem with Burger King is that a glance at the menu will show your breakfast options are extremely limited. There are no parfaits or fresh fruits available and the ordinarily healthy oatmeal comes pre-packaged with “maple flavoring” that packs on unwanted calories and sugar.
All of this means it’s hard to do too much better than the most unhealthy item on the Burger King menu. Your best bet is to have it your way somewhere else.
Daily Nutrition Guidelines
Total fat (g): 65
Sat fat (g): 20
Cholesterol (mg): 300
Sodium (mg): 2300
Total carbs (g): 300
Fiber (g): 25
Sugar (g)*: 25
Protein (g): 50
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* Based on World Health Organization’s recommendation for added sugar. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends limiting sugar intake to 10% of daily calories.