NEW YORK — It’s a new year and Chick-Fil-A wants its customers to start it off with a diet plan that includes eating its own chicken nuggets every three to four hours.
“Kick off the New Year by adding one healthy habit to your routine,” according to the fast-food chain’s bags.
“Here’s a good one: Eat smaller meals (like an 8-count pack of grilled nuggets) every three to four hours.”
Despite the lack of vegetables and nutrients in the plan, the chicken nuggets are pretty healthy. They have 140 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.
But beware, these aren’t the tasty fried nuggets we’re talking about — just the grilled ones.
There are a lot of loopholes in the “all-chicken-nugget-diet” too. Does it include dipping sauce? What about Sundays, when all restaurant locations are closed?
Also, ordering Chick-Fil-A’s nuggets every three to four hours a day can get pretty pricey. An order of grilled nuggets costs around $3.85. Six orders of grilled nuggets cost around $23.10 a day, equaling out to $161.70 a week, according to People Magazine.
Nutritionists shouldn’t necessarily criticize the plan just yet, because Chick-Fil-A is only suggesting grilled nuggets as a snack. Eating healthy snacks that are low in calories and fat can improve overall health, but you have to ask yourself: should you be taking your diet advice from a Chick-Fil-A bag?