Ready for a little dessert? Find out why you should think twice before ordering Cheesecake Factor carrot cake.
There are unhealthy desserts – and then there are REALLY unhealthy desserts. Some of the worst offenders pack in enough calories to fuel a body for an entire day. Such is the case with the ultimate indulgence – Cheesecake Factory carrot cake. Find out why you’ll want to skip this dessert – or settle for a cappuccino – the next time you visit the Cheesecake Factory.
Many people are fooled by carrot cake. After all, how bad could a dessert made with carrots be? Pretty bad if they make it at the Cheesecake Factory. It may be pleasant to look at and pleasing to the taste buds, this is one bad boy when it comes to health – carrots or no carrots.
To start with, Cheesecake Factory carrot cake has a total of 1510 calories and 84 grams of fat. This is more fat and calories than some people need in an entire day. To put it in perspective, you’ll have to walk almost seven hours or jog almost three to burn off this many calories – and it’s doubtful you’re going to feel like doing it after you’ve finished the last bite of this waistline destroyer.
Does Cheesecake Factory carrot cake have any redeeming value? If you can look past the 179 grams of carbs and 129 grams of sugar; you’ll find 200 milligrams of calcium, 18 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and a little vitamin A from the carrots. This hardly makes up for the micelles of fat that are floating around in your bloodstream patiently waiting to lodge in your coronary arteries after eating this monstrosity. The only upside is you may not feel like eating dessert for a week.
Actually most of the desserts at the Cheesecake Factory are no better. This is a place people go to indulge. At one time they offered a low carb cheesecake that boasted only 6 grams of carbs, but it hardly made up for the 610 calories and 57 grams of fat hidden within its layers of cream cheese and sugar. Even the salads at Cheesecake Factory are off the charts with the Chinese Chicken Salad boasting close to 1600 calories. Who really wants to swim two-and-a-half hours after eating a salad?
The bottom line? Even if you feel like indulging, don’t order the Cheesecake Factory carrot cake. If you do, be sure to bring along your running shoes. Believe me – you’re going to need them.