As a dietitian, I love lists! That being said, one of my favorite parts of the New Year holiday are all of the list that come out of the top (insert anything here) of the year! Top songs, top books, most liked Instagram photos of the year – you get the picture. Whether they cover the top trends from the past year or predictions for the next year, these lists are one of my guilty pleasures!
Cue Google Trends.
This week I stumbled upon a new list that I had never given much thought to: the most googled calorie searches of the year. Yes, you’re not the only one searching for the number of calories in your favorite foods. Sorry kale and acai. These also are not your typical trending foods that people were trying to learn about in 2017.
So here it is! According to Google, these were the most searched calorie and food/beverage combinations in the US for 2017! Just for a reference, 2000 calories is the standard diet and it is recommended that adults eat less than 48 grams per day of sugar and limit sodium to 2300 milligrams per day.
10) McDonalds Ice Cream Cone – 230 calories, 28 grams sugar.
9) Zima – 153 calories, 20 g sugar
8) Poke Bowls – These can fluctuate from 600-950 calories depending on what you add. Most are over 1000 mg of sodium so add the least amount of sauce you can enjoy.
7) Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato (Grande) – 200 calories; 25 g sugar
6) Triple Double Crunchwrap – 700 calories, 1550 mg sodium – that’s 67% for the total salt recommended for the day.
5) Cascara Latte (Grande) – 240 calories, 32 g sugar
4) Mac Jr – 460 calories, 830 mg of sodium
3) Naked Chicken Chalupa – 440 calories, 1090 mg of sodium
2) Grand Mac – 860 calories, 1470 mg of sodium – more calories than most people need in the whole meal.
1) Unicorn Frappuccino (Grande) – 410 calories, 62 g carbohydrate – that 4 serving of carbohydrates (also known as: a meal).
Have a happy, healthy New Years!