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How To Get Fat Without Spending Any Money

Find out which foods pack the most calories per dollar. Hint: They're not always what you'd think.

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Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco: 100 Calories Per Dollar


The Doritos Locos Taco quickly became one of the most popular items on Taco Bell's menu. It costs $1.99 and contains about 200 calories. Now available in Cool Ranch too!

Panera Bread Full Italian Combo on Ciabatta: 109 Calories Per Dollar


At $8.99, this is one of the more expensive items on the list. Don't worry though — it's worth every penny, packing in a total of 980 calories.

Chipotle Burrito: 118 Calories Per Dollar


The Chipotle burrito comes out to about 1000 calories and costs $8.50*. Adding guacamole is not advisable if you're trying to get the most value out of your dollar.

* Cost of Chipotlaway not included.

Subway Chicken Bacon and Ranch: 163 Calories Per Dollar


Pricier than some fast-food sandwiches but pretty calorie-packed, the chicken bacon ranch costs about $6.99 for a footlong and has a total of 1,140 calories.

Burger King Double Whopper With Cheese: 190 Calories Per Dollar


Ignore the single and the triple whopper and opt for the double. At just $5.20 and 990 calories, this is one of the better value items at BK.

McDonald's Large Fries: 209 Calories Per Dollar


Getting into the big leagues here: the most popular food item at McDonald's will cost you $2.39 and contains 500 calories. A better value than the medium.

McDonald's McChicken: 213 Calories Per Dollar


Ahead of both the big mac and the large fries, McDonald's McChicken sandwich gets you more bang for your buck. For a $1.69, you can get 360 calories.

McDonald's 12 Oz McFlurry: 225 Calories Per Dollar

Via Flickr: mcdonalds_switzerland

In case you want dessert after polishing off a Big Mac or McChicken sandwich, go for the McFlurry. It costs just $2.89 and fills you up with 650 calories.

Pizza Hut Meat Lover's Pizza: 239 Calories Per Dollar


A large meat lover's pizza contains 3,840 calories and will cost $16.05. This comes out to about 480 calories and $2 per slice.

Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Coconut Cake Donut: 367 Calories Per Dollar


One of the best values in this list. This donut only costs $1.50 and packs in a total of 550 calories. Pretty impressive, but still not the winner...

Bananas: 656 Calories Per Dollar


Cheap and effective. Bananas cost about $0.61 per lb according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and pack in 400 calories per lb. So for maximum fatness with minimum cost, ditch the fast food entirely and head to the fruit aisle. FYI, the average banana weighs less than half a pound, so you're gonna have to eat quite a few to get those calories.

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