The Chick-Fil-A Diet Wants You to Eat Chicken Nuggets Every 3 Hours

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From taco cleanses to pizza diets, a new generation of nutrition philosophies is proposing some unexpected ways to get healthy that, to our delight, feature some of our favorite junk foods.

Now there’s yet another new diet well, it’s really more of a wellness plan that suggests regular chicken nugget consumption. Unsurprisingly, Chik-Fil-A has invented the plan.

“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 fast food-based diet may even be more expensive than a juice cleanse: Buying 8-packs of grilled nuggets 6 times a day adds up to roughly $23.10 a day. And that’s not including the fountain sodas and cheesecake you’ll inevitably buy

Another huge problem with the diet: How could you ever, ever go to Chik-Fil-A and resist buying waffle fries? Plus, choosing grilled nuggets over crispy fried nuggets would get old almost instantly.

Despite the lack of vegetables and vital nutrients in an all-chicken-nugget diet, the nuggets themselves are actually pretty healthy at 140 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving. But we’re still left with some more lingering questions: Are you allowed to use dipping sauce? What are you supposed to do on Sunday, when Chik-Fil-A is notoriously closed?

Regardless, we’re still open to a chicken-centric diet. If a chef can lose 100 lbs. eating pizza every day, then anything is possible.

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