Daily Archives: March 29, 2009

Padma Lakshmi Wants You To Be Fat

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Padma Lakshmi, host of the television show Top Chef, is starring in a sexy commercial for fast food chain Carl’s Jr.

In the TV spot, she eats a Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Well, let’s looks at the nutritional information in a Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger. This info comes directly from the Carl’s Jr. Web site.

Western Bacon Cheeseburger

720 calories, 300 of those calories from fat
Total fat is 33 grams!, 13 grams is saturated fat
75 mg cholesterol
1410 mg sodium
69 grams of carbohydrates
3 grams of dietary fiber
15 grams of sugars
32 grams of protein

You want fries with that? The small fries add:

320 calories, 140 calories from fat
15 grams of total fat, 3 saturated
0 cholesterol
830 mg sodium
42 g carbohydrates
4 g dietary fiber
0 sugars
4 grams of protein

And what is this doing to your kids? If you get them the Chicken Stars:

320 calories, 140 of them from fat
15 grams of fat, 3 saturated
0 cholesterol
830 mg sodium
42 g carbohydrates
4 g dietary fiber
0 sugars
4 protein

I’ll bet you anything Padma Lakshmi spit out every bite while filming that spot.

Now, I have nothing against Padma Lakshmi, but don’t pretend that you have that body and eat at Carl’s Jr.

Couldn’t she do a commercial for the broccoli industry?