New McDonald’s meal a fat-filled gut-buster
MCDONALD’S new Favourites Combo meal contains enough calories for a whole day, horrifying nutritionists.
It contains 1623 calories and 68.5g of fat.
It’s McDonald’s new Favourites Combo – being promoted as a lunch meal for one, which contains almost the entire daily recommended calorie and fat intake.
Tania Ferraretto, a dietician for 17 years, said she would never recommend anyone eat the calorific meal.
She said a person’s required calorie intake was variable depending on age, gender and activity level but that the average adult needed about 2000 calories per day.
“This McDonald’s meal is a huge proportion of that,” Ms Ferraretto said. The meal is also dangerously high in saturated fat – containing a whopping 24.4g.
“That’s more saturated fat in one meal than you need in one day,” Ms Ferraretto said.
“Saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.
“I think it’s completely irresponsible and ridiculous to promote a meal like this, especially in the current climate with obesity being such a problem.”
The promotion hit South Australian stores on January 25 and will only be available until March 2.