18 Unhealthiest Fast Food Items You Should Avoid

Eating should be an enjoyable experience, but food is also the fuel that keeps our bodies running. If you are looking to improve your diet, stay with us while we look at 18 foods that you might want to avoid.

Triple-Layer Nachos

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Triple-layer nachos are full of sodium and can derail your diet with just a few bites. The nachos themselves are deep fried meaning they are high in unhealthy fats and calories, and then more fat is added when making the layers.

Mega-Stuffed Breakfast Burrito

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Starting your day with a mega-stuffed breakfast burrito might feel satisfying, but it’s a nutritional nightmare. There are simply too many high-calorie ingredients, particularly the cheese and sausage. There are healthier ways to make a burrito if you really want to start your day with one.

Super-Sized Fries

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Super-sized fries are a tempting side dish that comes loaded with harmful trans fats and unnecessary sodium. According to the CDC, serving sizes affect how much we eat. Given that they are a side dish, their size is simply too big. Opt for smaller sizes when you order fries as sides at fast food chains.

Quadruple Bacon Cheeseburger

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One quadruple bacon cheeseburger contains more than the daily recommended intake of saturated fats. This kind of fat has been shown to cause an increase in bad cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends you get less than 6% of your calories from saturated fat.

Fried Chicken Bucket

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A fried chicken bucket might be a crowd-pleaser, but it’s far from heart-healthy with its deep-fried preparation. Also, the bucket sizes make you eat even more than you intended.

Extra-Large Pizza with Meat Toppings

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An extra-large pizza with meat toppings is a calorie bomb, especially harmful due to its processed meat and cheese overload. Pizza chains tend to use low-quality meat that is high in sodium and preservatives.

Giant Chocolate Milkshake

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A giant chocolate milkshake might satisfy your sweet tooth, but it’s a liquid way to sugar overload and caloric excess. According to Carb Manager, one milkshake can contain up to 400 calories and 60 grams of sugar.

Loaded Cheese Fries

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Loaded cheese fries are a decadent dish that packs more saturated fat and sodium than you might expect. Now get that and top it with even more fatty cheese, and you have yourself a meal with little to no nutritional value.

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

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Opting for a crispy chicken sandwich over a grilled one means more calories and more unhealthy fats. The burger buns made from over-processed flour don’t help this dish’s cause, either. And no, the slice of tomato and piece of lettuce don’t make the sandwich healthy.

Supreme Personal Pan Pizza

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A supreme personal pan pizza is a heart-hating feast disguised as a convenient meal. The pizza has more cheese than normal, and if it’s from a fast food restaurant, it is best to assume it’s not the good kind of cheese. This should definitely not be a staple in anyone’s diet.

BBQ Pork Sandwich

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The BBQ pork sandwich is no doubt a classic with its sweet sauce and juicy pork, but it’s not so good for you. The sauce is full of sugar, and the pork has a lot of saturated fats, making it very bad for your heart.

Double Chocolate Sundae

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A double chocolate sundae is a dream for a sweet tooth, but a nightmare for anyone watching their sugar intake. It has so much sugar—more than what you should have in a whole day. A McDonald’s sundae contains about 330 calories, which is not a lot, but remember, it is not a meal.

Giant Soft Pretzel

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Giant soft pretzels are salty and refined carb snacks that offer little nutritional value. They are one of the highest sodium foods ever. In addition, they’re made from white flour, which doesn’t give you many nutrients, and they’re surprisingly high in calories.

Buffalo Wings Platter

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Buffalo wings platters are loved by many, but they’re not the healthiest choice. The wings are deep-fried, adding a lot of bad fat to your meal. They’re also covered in a sauce that’s high in sodium, and the large serving sizes make it easy to eat too much.

Cheesy Breadsticks

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Cheesy breadsticks are made with white flour, which can lead to sharp blood sugar spikes after eating. They are loaded with cheese for flavor, but they come with more fat and sometimes sodium.

Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

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A chocolate chip frappuccino is more of a dessert than a drink. One frap has a meal’s worth of calories and sugar. It also has lots of artificial flavors from syrups and additives. At least, the other things on this list are filling, but this is a drink, meaning you will have to eat more after having it.

Bacon and Cheese Potato Skins

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Bacon and cheese potato skins are a tasty snack, but they’re not very good for you. They’re full of saturated fats because of the bacon and cheese, and they have a lot of salt too. Besides being fatty and salty, they don’t offer much in terms of vitamins or minerals.

Caramel Popcorn Bucket

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Popcorn, in its natural state, is one of the healthiest snacks you can add to your diet. When doused with caramel, it turns into a sugar and calorie bomb with little nutritional value. To make things worse, packed caramel popcorn is often made with artificial flavors and colors.

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