Originally Posted by Rain Man
- Why are baby back ribs so bad? Are all ribs that bad, or is it their sauce? I know that ribs aren't really healthy, but I wouldn't guess them to be terrible. It's just meat and barbecue sauce.
Ribs are bad because there is a TON of fat on them. You say that it's just meat, but there's really not much meat on them at all. Also, the meat is so tender and juicy and soft because there's so much fat marbled through it. Keep in mind that the calorie totals are if you eat EVERYTHING on the dish. If you peel off or don't eat the obvious fat globs you end up cutting out a significant amount of calories.