As much as I’d like to say I’m surprised…. I’m not. The world’s largest fast food chain, and the most popular diet system…joining together NOW? No….nobody expected that at all…because that has never happened before:
Three McDonald’s meals, including Chicken McNuggets, carrying the Weight Watchers logo will be sold in the fast food chain in New Zealand from this week and will be introduced into Australia in the next few months.
As part of the deal, McDonald’s will use the Weight Watchers logo on its menu boards and Weight Watchers will promote McDonald’s food to dieters.
So far, the Fillet-O-Fish, with 18g of fat and 380 calories; Chicken McNuggets, with 29g of fat and 485 calories; and Sweet Chilli Seared Chicken Wrap, with 18.8g of fat and 404 calories, have been approved by Weight Watchers.
However, Chicken McNuggets with 485 calories for 10 pieces makes up almost a third of the number of calories the average woman should consume in a day, even when not on a diet. The NHS recommends women should consume 1,500 calories a day and men 2,000.
Weight Watchers now scores points for non-food, too? Awesome. I wonder how many points eating Play Doh would score me?