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Calories in a Bacon Cheeseburger

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author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
Calories in a Bacon Cheeseburger
A bacon cheeseburger makes a tasty meal. Photo Credit Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

A bacon cheeseburger, commonly made with a hamburger patty, a slice of cheese and two to three slices of bacon on a hamburger roll, serves as tasty meal. The calories in a bacon cheeseburger may help you meet your energy needs.

Calories

The calories in a bacon cheeseburger, typically made with a 6-oz. hamburger patty, contains 783 calories, according to MyFitnessPal. This accounts for approximately 40 percent of the calories you should eat in a day when following a 2,000-calorie diet. To decrease calories and not overeat, you can consider removing the bacon and cheese or eating a smaller portion.

Nutrients

Many of the calories in a bacon cheeseburger come from protein and carbohydrates. The Institute of Medicine recommends eating 130 g of carbohydrates and 46 to 56 g of protein each day. One bacon cheeseburger provides 31 g of carbohydrates, or 24 percent of the recommended amount, and 46 g of protein -- this meets or almost meets your daily requirements.

Considerations

A bacon cheeseburger is high in fat, which can put you at risk of obesity. This burger contains 56 g of fat, which accounts for 72 percent to 127 percent of the recommended daily amount as reported by MayoClinic.com. Removing the cheese and bacon can cut down on fat.

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