What is the chicken diet?
The chicken diet became popular during Matt Damon’s preparation for his role in the film “Courage Under Fire” in 1996, during which he ate solely chicken breasts to lose about 60 pounds (27.2 kg).Damon himself has said that this isn’t the healthiest way of eating, and he was just doing what he had to for the role.
Since then, others have adopted the chicken diet as a method of losing large amounts of body fat quickly without having to follow the extensive guidelines of typical diets.This diet belongs to a category of dieting referred to as mono dieting. This is when you eat just one type of food for all your meals every day.
Followers of this version stick to eating only chicken, mostly breast meat, to achieve a calorie deficit. This is a state in which you eat fewer calories than you burn, leading to weight loss.