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From Fat to Fit: Ranking McDonald’s Food By Calories

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You might think that getting fast food automatically means getting a fattening meal, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a wide range of food options at the drive-thru, and if you know what each of them are packing calorically, you’ll be making better decisions in no time. These are some of the most popular options ranked from highest calories to lowest.

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15. Big Mac

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Ah, the old favorite. Unfortunately, you’re looking at chomping down 540 calories if you eat one of these.

Ah, the old favorite. Unfortunately, you’re looking at chomping down 540 calories if you eat one of these.

14. Oreo McFlurry

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The full sized 12 ounce cup has 520 calories. If you want to save yourself some exercise, go for the snack size. It has 340 calories.

The full sized 12 ounce cup has 520 calories. If you want to save yourself some exercise, go for the snack size. It has 340 calories.

13. Large Fries

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It’s amazing that some grease and potatoes can make up 510 calories, but it’s true!

It’s amazing that some grease and potatoes can make up 510 calories, but it’s true!

12. McRib

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It must be the sauce that makes this seasonal item weigh in at 500 calories.

It must be the sauce that makes this seasonal item weigh in at 500 calories.

11. 10 Piece McNuggets

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Just 10 nuggets makes up 470 calories, but keep in mind that the dipping sauces will cost you anywhere from an extra 220 to 300 calories!

Just 10 nuggets makes up 470 calories, but keep in mind that the dipping sauces will cost you anywhere from an extra 220 to 300 calories!

10. Chicken & Ranch Grilled McWrap

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Like the 10 piece nuggets, this meal packs 470 calories. Not what you expected for grilled chicken, huh? Hint: It’s the ranch.

Like the 10 piece nuggets, this meal packs 470 calories. Not what you expected for grilled chicken, huh? Hint: It’s the ranch.

9. Cinnamon Melts

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All that icing shoots this doughy breakfast treat up to 460 calories.

All that icing shoots this doughy breakfast treat up to 460 calories.

8. Filet-O-Fish

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We’re getting a little healthier, but it’s still a pretty heavy meal for a sandwich to have 390 calories.

We’re getting a little healthier, but it’s still a pretty heavy meal for a sandwich to have 390 calories.

7. Spicy McChicken

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This packs 357 calories per sandwich, which isn’t too bad. Also, it’s on the dollar menu. Score!

This packs 357 calories per sandwich, which isn’t too bad. Also, it’s on the dollar menu. Score!

6. Egg McMuffin

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You’ll get a nice breakfast with this at 300 calories. The steak, egg and cheese version jumps to 430 calories.

You’ll get a nice breakfast with this at 300 calories. The steak, egg and cheese version jumps to 430 calories.

5. Baked Apple Pie

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This delicious treat has a lot of sugar, making it a heavy, 250 calorie dessert.

This delicious treat has a lot of sugar, making it a heavy, 250 calorie dessert.

4. Ice Cream Cone

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This cool treat is only $1.00 and 170 calories.

This cool treat is only $1.00 and 170 calories.

3. Premium Southwest Salad

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Thanks to the cheese, this salad will cost is loaded with 160 calories. Still, not too shabby if you choose this for a healthy lunch!

Thanks to the cheese, this salad will cost is loaded with 160 calories. Still, not too shabby if you choose this for a healthy lunch!

2. Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait

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This is the perfect snack at 150 calories.

This is the perfect snack at 150 calories.

1. Side Salad

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Without dressing, this small meal only has 15 calories. The dressings actually range from 50 to 210 calories, so you can easily make up for it with one of those.

Without dressing, this small meal only has 15 calories. The dressings actually range from 50 to 210 calories, so you can easily make up for it with one of those.