Here’s how many calories a McDonald’s Big Mac has (plus nutrition facts)

by | May 5, 2022 | Last updated Mar 16, 2023

How many calories are in a McDonald’s Big Mac?

A McDonald’s Big Mac has 563 calories.

How many carbs are in a McDonald’s Big Mac?

A McDonald’s Big Mac contains 44 grams of total carbs.

Additional McDonald’s Big Mac nutrition facts

A McDonald’s Big Mac has:

  • Calories: 563
  • Fat: 33 g
  • Sodium: 1,007 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugars: 9 g
  • Protein: 26 g

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Is a McDonald’s Big Mac healthy?

Noom has a classification system that groups foods according to their caloric density. This refers to a measure of how much energy (calories) can be found within a given weight or volume of a food.

Green foods have the lowest caloric density and/or the highest concentration of healthy nutrients.  Think: veggies and whole grains.

Yellow foods have a mid-level caloric density and/or a medium amount of healthy nutrients. Think: lean meats and starches.

Red foods have the highest caloric density, are the most calorie-dense and/or have the least healthy nutrients. Think: red meats and desserts.

Red doesn’t mean “bad” and green doesn’t mean “good” (though it does mean “better”). We only recommend balancing things out in terms of portions and frequency.

What color are McDonald’s Big Macs?

Within the Noom Weight program, McDonald’s Big Macs are considered a red food.

We recommend that you get most of your calories from yellow foods (45%) and then green (30%) and red (25%).

What are examples of other foods?

Green foods include: whole grain bread, skim milk, cucumbers, spinach, apples, tomatoes, non-fat yogurt, broccoli, brown rice, bananas, bell peppers, strawberries, tofu, non-fat cheese, unsweetened almond milk, oatmeal, quinoa, whole grain tortilla

Yellow foods include: grilled chicken, turkey breast, tuna, salmon, lean ground beef, eggs, avocado, low-fat cheese, black beans, chickpeas

Red foods include: oils, seeds, nuts, nut butters, desserts, red meats

What are nutrition facts for similar foods?

McDonald’s McChicken

McDonald’s Cheeseburger

McDonald’s Medium Fries

McDonald’s Hash Browns