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The Chick-Fil-A Diet Has Arrived

"Chicken nuggets every three to four hours." Is this for real?

When you're looking to lose weight and thinking about how to start a new diet filled with better-for-you food, the first thing that comes to mind isn't typically fast-food. However, with healthy living becoming more and more popular everyday, even fast-food joints are trying to jump on the bandwagon of having those diet friendly options.

Chick-Fil-A is now recommending to its customers that a diet consisting of their grilled chicken nuggets being regularly consumed is the way to healthier living. Recently, this fast food joint has made strong (and mostly successful) attempts to increase their health appeal and add good-for-you alternatives to the menu… but have they gone too far?

As their newest takeout bags read, "Kick off the New Year by adding one 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."

While their grilled nuggets are a healthier option with only 140 calories and 1 gram of sugar in an 8-count pack, the list of ingredients and 530 mg of sodium don't exactly make it a 'healthier habit' (especially every three to four hours a day). If one were to actually take Chick-Fil-A up on their latest idea, they would be getting a ton of sodium and protein into their body and fall short on necessary nutrients like vitamins, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. While the low calories may appeal to some, this is actually no way to eat a healthy balanced diet and won't help you lose weight.

There are plenty of other options—even on their menu—that will get you those nutrients your body really needs to stay healthy. For snacks you should be turning to every three to four hours, check out 40 Healthy Snack Ideas to Keep You Slim.