The most unhealthy item on the IHOP menu contains a whopping 1750 calories and belly-busting 112 grams of fat!
The unhealthy honor belongs to the chicken fried steak and scrambled eggs with country gravy and the popular restaurant chain serves up plenty of it. The chicken fried steak alone is responsible for 1530 of the calories.
The dish also comes with a heart stopping 4130 milligrams of sodium! That’s almost double the daily recommended intake!
In fact, the meal exceeds the daily recommended limit in many areas.
Here’s the full tale of the tape.
Most Unhealthy Item On IHOP Menu
IHOP Country Fried Steak Nutrition Info
Value: Total – % Daily Recommended Intake
Calories: 1750 — 87.5%
Calories from fat: 1000 — n/a
Total fat (g): 112 — 172%
Sat fat (g): 33 — 165%
Trans fat (g): 1.5 — n/a
Cholesterol (mg): 615 — 205%
Sodium (mg): 3800 — 165%
Total carbs (g): 125 — 42%
Fiber (g): 6 — 24%
Sugar (g): 11 — 44%
Protein (g): 54 — 108%
Most restaurants are more than happy to let you customize your order so that it’s a little more healthy than what’s on the standard menu. If possible, look at the restaurant’s nutrition information before you go and figure out a meal that won’t derail your fitness progress.
Instead of gorging on the country fried steak, try going with a bowl of plain oatmeal or grits, a hard boiled or poached egg, and mixed fruit. That will only set you back about 300 calories with minimal fat. It may not sound like a lot, but the protein from the egg and fiber from the oatmeal will help keep you full.
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
* 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.