I love to BBQ, but it can leave long lasting effects on the waistline. This really shouldn't surprise us, but here are the facts. The average BBQ meal is 3000 calories That is a day and a half's worth of recommended food intake for women and 500 more daily calories over the recommended limit for men. The problem with BBQ is we keep going back for seconds, thirds and fourths. I guess I better cut back to just one rack of ribs this weekend then! Here are the facts.