1. What would be the best way to trim more than 300 calories from a meal at McDonald's? A. Order apple dippers with low-fat caramel dip instead of small fries. B. Hold the crispy chicken on your premium salad. C. Choose bottled water or a diet soft drink instead of a large soft drink. D. Use only half the packet of Newman's Ranch or Creamy Caesar dressing. 2. You're looking for a low-cal, fast-food breakfast. What's your best bet? A. Egg McMuffin from McDonald's. B. Grande White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks with whipped cream. C. Chocolate croissant from Au Bon Pain. D. Classic cinnamon roll from Cinnabon. 3. Which of these national chains does not offer complete nutritional information on its Web site? A. Bob Evans. B. Quiznos. C. Baskin Robbins. D. Krispy Kreme. 4. The kids are clamoring for a fast-food dinner. You want to cater to them but not blow your family's healthy eating habits. Which dinner will do the least damage to your diet? A. Two slices of a Meat Lover's Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut. B. Fiesta taco salad from Taco Bell. C. Chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy from KFC. D. A medium roast beef sandwich from Arby's with regular order of onion petals. 5. It's been a month of Starbucks grande pumpkin lattes with whipped cream at 480 calories a pop and you can't quite button your pants. Sure, switching to straight coffee would be the least caloric option, but short of that, what can you do to get your caffeine and calcium morning fix? A. Sub in nonfat milk. B. Stick with whole milk and order a grande cappucino. C. Downsize to a tall pumpkin spice latte and give up the whip. D. Go in a completely different direction with a tall, caramel Frappucino. 6. Which of these over-the-top burger and fries meals tops the scales? A. Big Bacon Classic and large fries from Wendy's. B. An Angus Bacon and Cheese and large fries from Burger King. C. Double Quarter Pounder with cheese and large fries from McDonald's. D. Double Thickburger and large fries from Hardee's. 7. Many places now offer a full line of salads. But even salads can be hidden calorie bombs. What's your best bet if you're feeling green but want to keep your salad as slender as possible? A. Go for grilled rather than crispy chicken on an Asian salad from McDonald's with Newman's own low-fat ginger sesame dressing. B. Splurge on the Asian sesame chicken salad with dressing from Panera Bread. C. Lose the crispy noodles from Wendy's Mandarin chicken salad, but go with the roasted almonds and dressing. D. Substitute lite honey mustard dressing for the Asian sesame dressing on the Thai chicken salad from Au Bon Pain. 8. OK, OK, so Jared lost nearly 250 pounds by eating two Subway sandwiches a day, but let's say you have high blood pressure and have to watch your salt intake. How do the calories and sodium stack up on these sandwiches? A. Subway's 6-inch ham sandwich. B. Jimmy John's Slim Tom, a plain turkey sub. C. Lite size grilled vegetarian sandwich from Penn Station East Coast subs. D. Grilled chicken panini from Fazoli's. 9. Slurp, slurp. There's nothing like a milkshake, especially when it comes to packing on the pounds. If you're craving something cold, sweet and creamy, what's the least caloric way to indulge? A. Small original vanilla Frosty from Wendy's. B. Regular Bits n Pieces milkshake with M&M's from Steak 'n Shake. C. Small Oreo Cookie Blizzard from Dairy Queen. D. 20-ounce Raspberry Delite smoothie with yogurt from TCBY. 10. You're tired of fast food and want a sit-down meal. Many eateries now bill certain "healthy meals" as alternatives to their better known, higher-calorie fare. How healthy are these meals? A. Tortilla chicken melt from Applebee's Weight Watchers menu. B. Grilled chicken with green beans and tomatoes from Denny's Fit Fare. C. Zen chicken pot stickers from TGIF's low-fat menu. D. Black angus sirloin sizzling low-carb fajita salad from Don Pablo's. Answers posted on Thursday. When you read the information given in the answers to the above, you will understand why America is a nation of fat people.