The Dietary Guidelines For Americans recommend limiting fat intake to 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories. (A gram of fat provides 9 calories.) For a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, that means anywhere from 44 to 78 grams of fat a day won't push you over the edge. Most Americans don't have to worry about not getting enough fat; in fact, our diets are too heavy in saturated and trans fats and skimpy on the healthy, unsaturated kind, found in good-for-you foods like fish, olive oil and nuts.
Unfortunately, it's too easy to find foods -- especially on the menus of your favorite chain restaurants -- that trample those daily fat recommendations in one fell swoop. Here are seven of the worst offenders. Let us know in the comments what other fat traps you've spotted -- or even eaten!
1. Fried Fish
2. Sneaky Salads
3. Burgers That Overdo It On The Meat
4. Burgers That Overdo It On The Toppings
6. Fried Chicken Meals