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

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

How many calories are in a McDonald’s cheeseburger?

A McDonald’s cheeseburger has 290 calories.

How many carbs are in a McDonald’s cheeseburger?

A McDonald’s cheeseburger contains 32 grams of total carbs.

Additional McDonald’s cheeseburger nutrition facts

A McDonald’s cheeseburger has:

  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Sodium: 670 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 14 g

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Is a McDonald’s cheeseburger 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 is a McDonald’s cheeseburger?

Within the Noom Weight program, McDonald’s cheeseburger is 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 Big Mac

McDonald’s McChicken

McDonald’s Medium Fries

McDonald’s Hash Browns