Why 2000 Calories?
If you look at most food label in the U.S, you will see ingredient contents compared to a 2,000-calorie average diet. The FDA arrived at 2,000 using surveys of how much food people consumed per day. “The FDA wanted a single number so their recommendations would be simple to follow, and also they did not want to encourage overeating,” said Dr. Brian Quebbemann, a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Calculations on food labels are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Baconator with spicy chicken nuggets, large fries, root beer and small frosty. Total calories: 2,480
Double Whopper with cheese, large fries, large onion rings, two oatmeal-raisin cookies, large Coke. Total calories: 2,990
Double Whopper with cheese, large onion rings, large fries, (2) oatmeal-raisin cookies, large Coke. Total calories: 2,990
Bacon clubhouse crispy-chicken sandwich, large fries, mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, Oreo McFlurry. Total calories: 2,010
Steak burrito with white rice, black beans, sour cream, corn salsa, guacamole and chips. Total calories: 2,045
Venti white-chocolate mocha, sausage and cheddar classic breakfast sandwich, dark cherry Greek yogurt, salted caramel cake pop, coffee cake. Total calories: 2,030
New England clam-chowder bread bowl with chips, chocolate-chip cookie, bottle of lemonade. Total calories: 2,160
Foot-long spicy Italian sub with cheese, a 6-inch BLT flatbread with cheese, chips, oatmeal-raisin cookie. Total calories: 2,010
Double Shackburger, cheese fries, peanut-butter shake. Total calories: 2,200
Doublicious sandwich, large popcorn nuggets, large mashed potatoes with gravy, large mac and cheese, large coleslaw. Total calories: 2,940
Beef quesarito, triple-layer nachos, crunchwrap supreme, cheesy fiesta potatoes, spicy tostada, large soda. Total calories: 2,080
Bacon cheeseburger with a side of large fries. Total calories: 2,230
Roast turkey ranch and bacon sandwich with ketchup, large curly fries, horsey sauce and a medium chocolate shake. Total calories: 2,010