Hi, I just want to know if chicken nuggets are allowed. The ones that come ready for the microwave. They are breaded. Can they be eaten?
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Smiling here. Yes MyDecade they can be eaten.
However they are better off left at the store. :)
Read your labels and compare a clean chicken br east to those nuggets. (sodium, carbs, protein) I am sure then, you will see that you can get more bang for your buck with clean food.
I know they are yummy, especially to those that are just starting BFL and getting their palettes used to clean eating. Over time, you will run past the places in the grocery store with all that processed food.
Save them for your free day if you really want them.
just my 2 cents.
For me it is more the convinience than the taste. Yesterday I arrived home so hungry! I started eating cheese. Tons of cheese (I love cheese). then I thought, wouldn't be better if I had eaten chicken nuggets? four or so?...
MyDecade - cheese is not authorized either. I use the original BFL authorized food list.
Perhaps you and I have different goals in mind and that is ok, Im just pointing that out. It is not a race, but a gradual lifestyle change for many. It is very good that you are aware of what you are choosing. 4 nuggets would not even come close to filling me up with protein. Plus with the added sodium and bread, the meal as a whole would be very small.
I 'used' to love cheese too.
Questions like these are highly debatable and brings out several opinions. I suggest the book number one, then go from there. Without reading the book, its like trying to get to Saskatchewan from Alabama without a map. Nobody wants to keep stopping at gas stations for directions. Own it.
Legs, you're completely correct. The authorized food list in the book has all the information anyone needs on what's allowed. Mix and match those items as you wish, and you can get pretty darn creative and still stay within the BFL guidelines. This is a program that prides itself in teaching cleaner eating. There's nothing clean about processed, frozen chicken.
I remember having a conversation with a prospective client about chicken nuggets. She said she just doesn't cook and would like the convenience of popping them in the microwave. I told her that those things aren't just chicken. They take a little bit of chicken and grind it up with all kinds of things that you would never normally eat. Once it's a thick, gloppy mess, they sanitize it, and flavor it artificially, and color it, and mold it, and fry it and call it chicken again. This person never became a client because she flatly disagreed that chicken patties and nuggets weren't a healthy choice. She should have watched this:
There's a girl out there warming up with your max.
What about the veggies version? Is it also bad?
Unfortunately I don't have the first book. I have the second. i guess I could purchase it but I am bound to start the program on January 3rd with or without chicken nuggets! :-)
Is there anywhere else I can get that list of allowed food? And disallowed food?
Under the LIBRARY tab, there is a food list. It's not exactly the same as the one in the first book, but very close. The veggie nuggets are also likely filled with some stuff you might not want to eat. Look at the ingredients. If there are more than five, or if there's anything in there that your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food, I'd think about another choice. You can get Jennie-O extra lean turkey bre-ast which is already cooked and ready to eat. Also, they have pre-cooked white meat chicken strips (I think Perdue makes them) and they have minimal additives. Just look for mostly all lowfat white meat and no breading. Disallowed food would be anything that's NOT on the list. But you do get a Free Day to enjoy an indulgence or two. Just don't let it get out of hand; that's very easy to do. Some people enjoy a Free Meal if they feel like they may binge all day. I personally enjoy my Free Day and I find that I really don't eat that much more than any other day. I just make a couple of different choices. Tomorrow I am enjoying an ethnic holiday treat that I picked up this week... but I don't plan to make it a free-for-all, all day. Keep in mind that one day is almost 15% of your whole week and it can take a few days to recover from a full day of sugar and salt. With that in mind, enjoy a few treats. Just keep your head in the game. Best wishes to you!
Thank you so much for your advice WannaBeABrickHouse. Quite useful. I will start my challenge with my head up! :-)
MyDecade.....this is precisely the reason why cooking in bulk is so so important. You should always have the freezer stocked with cooked chicken breasts.....protein pancakes.....chicken/turkey burgers. Usually once every 7-10 days I cook or barbeque a whole pile of meat so they are readily available. Live and learn!!
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Yeap! I think your right fir4life. I guess I need something healthy to munch on and call it a meal will I cook for my husband and daughter...
Thanks for the advise!
Hi. You can't eat them. Chicken nuggets are made from reformed chicken meat plus sinew and carcass bleached to resemble "white" meat on a chicken. This whole process is not required to be listed on the package or as ingredients. So where it says in ingredients "chicken", it really is not. Moreover, they are breaded in white flour, that is a no-no. They are also usually coated in a certain percentage of sugar or a fancy name for sugar (those are nearly 100 names). Also a great majority of brands are slightly coated in oil or have oil pumped into the "breaded" mixture.
In fact, they are among the worst things you can ever eat to the extent that you are better off eating chicken burger.
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I don't know about anyone else but whenever I ate chicken nuggets I felt ill and bloated, mind you I don't like breaded food, but if you really like them eat them on free day, no problem, there are so many ways to eat chicken that's healthy and I think as time passes you're not even going to want the nuggets.
The danger is when you get home so hungry, as already said have healthy food available, stuff you can whip together very quickly, also make sure you don't get really hungry in the first place, I know it can't be helped sometimes but having stuff already cooked will be a life saver....you'll soon get used to it all:)
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