Fair food won't help your waistline

By WEEK Producer

Credit: MGN Online

Fair food won't help your waistline

July 7, 2014 Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 2:11 PM CDT

Now that we're through the 4th of July weekend, many of us will be looking forward to state and county fairs.

Sure, they're fun, but the food at the fair won't do your waistline any favors.

One deep-fried Twinkie can be stuffed with more than 400 calories.

A corn dog can contain as many as 14 grams of fat, and just 2 slices of chocolate-covered bacon can set you back about 300 calories and nearly 30 grams of fat.

"The fair smells are also going to be there and you're really going to want to try those fair foods and just make sure you're sharing it,” said Laura Jeffers of the Cleveland Clinic. “You're getting a smaller portion and you're sharing with your friends and not making, or having multiple servings."

Be careful what you choose to drink, as well.

Thirty-two ounces of lemonade can squeeze out about 400 calories, depending upon how much sugar has been added.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.