If you’re looking to drop a few pounds by the summer, you could diet and exercise.
Or, you could just eat chicken nuggets — at least according to Chick-fil-A.
The controversial fast food joint recently debuted new paper bags printed with tips and tricks to help customers lead healthier lives. Among the (mostly legitimate) advice is this one questionable suggestion:
Kick off the New Year by adding a healthy habit to your routine. Here’s a good one: Eat smaller meals (like an 8-count pack of grilled nuggets) every three to four hours.
I’m not quite sure where to start with this.
Yes, grilled nuggets are significantly lower in fat and calories than their fried counterparts (140 calories and three grams of fat versus 270 calories and 13 grams of fat per eight-nugget serving), and yes, there’s evidence to support the claim that eating smaller meals more frequently can help with weight loss.
But fast food, be it grilled, fried, boiled, broiled, microwaved, baked or burned, is still fast food.
It’s usually high in sodium (53o mg for eight grilled nuggets), it’s loaded with cholesterol (70 mg per eight-nugget serving) and most of the time, it doesn’t even taste that good.
So, friends, at the end of the day, the bottom line is this: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Besides the taco cleanse. That sh*t’s genius.
Chick-Fil-A suggests adding "one healthy habit" to your day, like eating chicken nuggets every three hours pic.twitter.com/PO3ADjyWUZ
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) January 27, 2016
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