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The #1 Food Scam That Makes You Fat

Some seemingly healthy foods hide hundreds of calories. Find out how to avoid getting ripped off the next time you grab a quick meal

#2: P.F. Chang’s Fried Rice with Chicken

Listed calories: 303
Servings per dish: 4
Total calories: 1,212

Take a quick glance at the nutritional information on P.F. Chang’s website and everything looks healthy—hardly any item breaks the 500-calorie mark. But on closer inspection, you'll notice that nearly every dish contains at least two servings, and some contain as many as six! A serving of Fried Rice with Chicken lists a modest 303 calories and 9 grams of fat, but when the dish arrives, it actually has four times that. Chang's argues that this is because its meals are meant to be split, but American diners aren't used to eating that way. What's more, the typical table will still order one dish per person, so even if they do split the dishes, they're still taking in the collective sum of one whole plate per customer.

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