Top 5 fattening American foods

The United States of America has some of the most amazing food anywhere on the planet, but over the decades this food has tended to get bigger and bigger to cater for the demands of the people who live here. “Upsizing” your meal and buying “supersized” products is now part of American culture, and there are always stories of obesity on the news as the fats, sugars, and calorie content of this food continue to pile on the pounds (and kilograms!) of anybody who eats it!

Take a look at this detailed page of some of the most fattening foods in the States from

In my experience, there are at least 5 types of traditional American foods that are dangerously unhealthy unless you eat them in moderation, and I have listed them below. I haven’t included any Mexican, Korean, Japanese meals in my list (that are still common in the US) because they are not traditional American foods. So let’s take a look at 5 of the worst foods!

Oreo Milkshake
Oreo Milkshake

Milkshakes are a staple item of Americans’ diets and it’s no surprise that big business can be made from selling them. It is bad enough to have a milkshake of any flavour, such as banana or strawberry, but when you add chocolate to the mix, then you can just pile on the calories like there’s no tomorrow!

Buffalo Wings
Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings scream “AMERICA” like perhaps nothing else, and it is not uncommon for American households to eat some kind of buffalo wing dish at least once or twice a week. Usually, the wings are coated in fattening marinades and sauces which add to the calorific experience!

Pancakes topped with syrup
Pancakes topped with syrup

Pancakes may look innocent enough, but in the US it is common to add sticky and fatty foods with the pancake, such as syrup, jam, and ice cream. Soon the pancake becomes coated in these extra ingredients and you would not believe how much fat and sugar is consumed from such a simple dish.

Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Double Bacon Cheeseburger

Cheeseburgers are eaten all over the world, but if one country likes to do it bigger than anyone else then it’s the US! Some fast food brands in the US offer double, triple, or even quadruple burgers with all the fillings you can imagine, including bacon, onion rings, and of course the fries and potato wedges! You may gain some pounds after eating an American cheeseburger!

Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza
Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza

Deep Dish Pizza are unlike the traditional pizzas from Italy. These Chicago-style pizzas have a unbelievably thick crust, which is full of carbs and adds to the bloated feeling you will have after scoffing this down. Of course, the sticky hot cheese toppings (or bacon, or peperoni, or whatever…) are also full of calories and this is why the deep dish pizza is known as the most fattening fast food in the Americas!

Honourable mentions must go to Fried Coke and doughnuts! Please try to enjoy some classic American fast food in sparing quantity and as part of a healthy lifestyle!

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5 thoughts on “Top 5 fattening American foods

    1. One thing’s for sure: America has the fattiest foods of any country in the world! It’s hard to diet in the homeland of McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks, etc.. 😛


  1. I don’t eat any of those things. I rarely have pancakes and it’s without the sticky crap. It’s just with fruit, and that’s all. xD


  2. Coming from Filipinos our food condiments:

    From Kristy and Howie and Didra and Deng! Amen!

    = Food production
    = American rice cakes
    = american soups
    = American beer
    = american whiskey
    = american cigarets

    = Dress Designs

    = Knee scoop clothes
    = open arm sleeves
    = blue collar button mens and women’s clothing
    = dress strait- hitthene
    = long linen
    = long marched
    = Zfeet apparel

    = stocks
    = cross ring stitched
    = feet corduroy
    = cotton shoes
    = heavy bridden
    = straight jacket
    = open type armed
    = heavy cotton

    = Possible Toys for america-for boys and girls

    = card games, no’s and letter writings, abc designs, writing portfolio
    = caped word codes, dot lettering alphabet signatures

    = computer age toys
    = 3000’s children’;s toys
    = present abacus
    = present Zbabylon children’s toys
    = wicker children’s toys
    = paper games
    = scientific toys
    – draft solution game toys
    – current event toys
    = faith based toys
    = toy ensembles
    = Experimentative toys
    linear toys
    – present hard copy toys
    = how to design toys
    = emcsquare toys
    – buerocratic toys

    = base and secular bidding= transport and landings

    = soil experiments
    – stratosphere(gas) experiments
    = mineral experimentZ 3 point system)
    = dirty gas molecular testings
    = compound experiments
    – gear experiments(from touch to emergencies, from time to time differences,
    from tent to human swerving)
    P>S?>= some are hard to understand! The meaning of some is recognized for setting the letter
    phrases abound! Select, see and understand! Basically the fundamental sense its just the same! Basic meaning , basic numbers! Thank you and we hope we help your country!Amen!


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