Talk about making a mountain out of mole hill.
Chick-Fil-A has a suggestion to help drop those pounds you may have packed on during the holidays. Eat their grilled chicken nuggets.
“Kick off the New Year by adding one healthy habit to your routine,” the fast food chain’s bags now read. “Here’s a good one: Eat smaller meals (like an 8-count pack of grilled nuggets) every three to four hours.”
The so-called "Chick-fil-A diet"--as it's now been come to be called--went viral after SBNation's Rodger Sherman tweeted out a photo of the bag.
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
(Another tip on the bag also suggests staying balanced by exercising more.)
Since then the chicken chain has been getting a lot of snaky comments from many who are interpreting that Chick-fil-A is tell you to eat their nuggets 6 times a day. They are not. (Let’s be clear here, we’re talking the grilled chicken nuggets, not the fried version.)
They're suggesting you eat a food portion around the same size as their grilled nuggets every three to four hours--and their menu item was an example.
Why they may be doing this is because nutritionists and fitness experts say that eating healthy snacks that are low in calories and fat can improve overall health.
Let's take a closer look at the nutrition label.
They’re low in carbs, have 140 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.
But there is a high amount if you take the chain’s advice of eating them every three hours. At 530mg per serving, you’d likely reach the upper safe limit around 2,300 mg of daily sodium intake every day.
— Yoga N Fitness (@YogaNFitness) January 29, 2016
But the bigger question is who's running to @ChickfilA every 3-4 hours? ��
— Karen (@I_20sFinest) February 1, 2016
But, let’s face it, if you’re taking diet advice from a bag of fast food, you may want to think twice.