Chick-fil-A All Day – Weight Watchers Style

Chick-fil-A logoSo…as many of you know, today was a big day for Chick-fil-A.  Every drive thru I passed today, and the one I was in at lunchtime, was INSANE!

There has been contraversy going on about Chick-fil-A’s founder saying he believes the bible and supports traditional marriage.  So, some people are boycotting Chick-fil-A, while others are standing by the company and agreeing with their “traditional” values.  Well, people decided they would support the company on August 1, 2012, today.  They called it “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”.  Hence the long lines at Chick-fil-A’s everywhere!  I am not going to go into the whole discussion of this controversy.  My opinion is only my opinion and it doesn’t really matter.  Moving on…

My friend Allison asked on Facebook, “Would it be BAD if I ate all 3 meals at Chick-fil-A today???”  This got me pondering.  I wonder, if someone following Weight Watchers could eat 3 meals at Chick-fil-A, feel satisfied and stay within their daily points plus target.  I decided to do a little experiment.  Here would be a day of Chick-fil-A Weight Watchers style.

I get 29 points plus a day.  Here would be my daily menu if I chose to eat Chick-fil-A for every meal:

Breakfast – Chick-fil-A Chicken Minis

Chick-fil-A Chicken Minis

  • Chick-fil-A Chicken Minis (4 count) – 10 points plus
  • Coffee with Cream and Sweet-n-low – 2 points plus

Total used:  12 pp               Total Remaining:  17 pp

**Stay AWAY from the hash browns.  That cute little box of yumminess will cost you 7 points plus!

Lunch-Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich

 

  • Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich – 7 points plus
  • Fruit Cup instead of fries – 0 points plus
  • Large Diet Dr. Pepper – 0 points plus

Total Used:  19 pp             Total Remaining:  10 pp

**Stay AWAY from the delicious waffle fries.  One SMALL serving is 7 points plus!

Dinner-Chargrilled Chicken Salad

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad

 

  • Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad – 5 points plus
  • Light Italian Dressing – 0 points plus
  • Large Water or any Diet Beverage – 0 points plus
  • Icedream Cone for dessert – 5 points plus

Total Used:  29 pp          Total Remaining 0 pp

**Stay away from the yummy, warm, gooey, Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Even though it is the best darn chocolate chip cookie you will EVER put in your mouth, it will cost you a whopping 9 points plus!  Oh, and also stay clear from any milkshakes…they are death!

I DID IT!  A whole day of Chick-fil-A without going over points plus.  AND…I even indulged in an icedream cone.

So, yes, Allison, it is possible to eat Chick-fil-A three times a day and still lose weight.  Did you eat at Chick-fil-A today?

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  • http://twitter.com/kim_wanders kim

    hey i ate chickfila twice a day when i was home in florida a couple weeks ago and i def was in my points!! yummm

  • http://profiles.google.com/anij34 Jolene O’Dell

    We don’t have any in Michigan! I would have been a bit limited, though, as I am a vegetarian and 3 salads in one day might get repetitive.

  • Heather Henderson

    I tell my daughter that an occasional indulgence can be part of a healthy lifestyle. While I wouldn’t recommend doing CFA three times a day every day, an occasional CFA meal, or any other bit of yumminess you care to partake in, can keep you from feeling deprived.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heidiannbroberg Heidi Todd Broberg

    I tried to eat today but today too, but too long to wait by myself with 3 kids. BUT nice to know, I am on WW too and LOVE ChickFilA. I have 26pts though so I will have to modify a bit, but don’t drink coffee so that and no ice cream and Im good!!

  • Ksenija (health-ninja.com)

    Thats the sad thing about weight watchers, in my opinion – all that matters are points, but you do not really learn how to eat healthy. What breakfast would chicken-minis be? And a large diet pepper + a white bun burger for lunch… oh man. Possible to lose weight on that? Definitely. But to stay healthy and learn a diet to stay slimm and toned your whole life – I doubt it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.dixonlewis Deborah Dixon-Lewis

      Well said Ksenija, and I totally agree.

    • Georgia

      If you are a true WW follower and read their articles, they do not incourage white bread and diet sodas. For some people, they just want white bread and some want whole wheat. At least with WW you can still lose weight if you do not want to change your taste buds to a healthier diet. Regardless, white or wheat, water or diet soda, you learn how to eat healthier, smaller portions and lose weight.

  • http://twitter.com/cisum88note Christine Marie

    Unfortunately, I will not be eating at chick-fil-a anymore. I do not patronize businesses that brag about discriminating against certain people. It is appalling and unacceptable in this day and age in this country. The author’s cop-out that “my opinion is only my opinion and doesn’t matter” followed by a run-down of how to eat within WW points (healthy? highly debatable) at such a business pretty much speaks for itself. Sad.

  • Erica Elvington

    Jennifer- Hello! I was at my son’s soccer practice this morning and was searching the points plus catalog for Chikfila, wishing they would just give me a meal idea. Needless to say a google search lead me to your blog. I couldnt be happier, I love and plan to visit often! You are an inspiration! I am on week 4 of WW online and hope to have as much success as you!

  • http://twitter.com/WorkoutMuzkDiva Workout Music Diva

    Chick-fil-A is another one of these southern food gems that I have “discovered” since moving south of the Mason Dixon line! And as for the whole controversy, I don’t understand why it is one; if the founder has his opinions, they are his opinions, whether we agree with him or not. As long as he is not disrespecting anyone or imposing on anyone else’s rights while expressing his opinion, why is that a big problem? Isn’t that what this country is supposed to be all about?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Dorchester/581525630 Tyler Dorchester

      Hmm… let’s try exchanging “Gay Marriage” with “Interracial Marriage”, and see if you still feel like eating there. I love how those never exposed to discrimination find ways to downplay it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.gagliardimurphy Paula Gagliardi Murphy

    Jennifer- did the 7 points for the Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad include the croutons and sunflower seeds?

  • http://twitter.com/90days_bodybyvi 90 Day Challenge

    I don’t do weight watchers, but I do love some chick fil a! :) Good tips on what to eat at Chick! thx!