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With startling statistics like the discovery of a chemical in Subway's bread, eating healthfully is becoming increasingly difficult in today's super-sized, sodium-laden, and artificial world. But, if you prefer to bury your head in the sand (or a pile of mashed potatoes) instead of facing the facts, this article from Shape might change your mind. Our friends at the fitness mag posted a slideshow of 21 "reality checks" taken from David Zinczenko's book Eat It to Beat It! While giving up restaurant dining all together is probably not a realistic option, the fact that there are a whopping 1,130 calories and 58 grams of fat in the average dish may at least inspire you to scour the menu for healthier alternatives. But, extra pounds are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how today's diet is affecting our health, so click here to read all 21 startling statistics. (Shape)