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Does That Chicken Make Me Look Fat?

Written by PETA | July 29, 2010

If you don’t want people to start chanting, “Fatty, fatty two-by-four, can’t fit through KFC’s door,” you might want to put down that drumstick and pick up some Gardein buffalo wings instead. A recent study of hundreds of thousands of Europeans revealed that the more meat people ate, the more weight they gained over time—and chicken is the big culprit.



This is important to tell everyone: Researchers found that the people who were most likely to gain weight were also those who ate the most chicken, followed by processed meats and red meat.

Researchers at Imperial College London in the U.K. found that people who ate more meat gained about a pound a year on average, even if they consumed the same amount of calories as people who ate less meat. And most meat-eaters eat far more calories than do vegetarians or vegans. And predictably, the more meat people ate, the more weight they gained. For every additional 8.8 ounces of meat that people ate daily, they packed on about four and a half extra pounds over five years.

“Our results suggest that a decrease in meat consumption may improve weight management,” wrote the study’s authors in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Hurry—surf on over to and order a copy of our vegetarian/vegan starter kit today, before you end up looking like this.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Tim says:

    Don’t french fried potatoes that are cooked in vegetable oil make you fat too. Candies soda’s and just plain overeating can make someone fat. I am all for humane ways but we have to be a little more educated with the way we talk in order to remain creditable. If someone who in on the fence about switching diets reads this do we think that this would help or hurt the cause.

  • Anne says:

    I get where you are coming from all angles vegetariansvegans. And your points are good ones. But America great country that it is allows personal choice. And most people choose to eat the very delicous chicken. I actually just had some chicken strips for dinner. You shouldn’t just attack people’s diet. You also need to point out their lifestyle. Eating chicken won’t make you fat. Eating chicken and sitting around watching TV all day will make you fat. And yet no one is attacking televison….

  • bunny says:

    there are lots of shows in england about fat people and everytime the fatty is showing you what they eat or like on Big Meets Bigger serving meals its always big platters and plates of meat. really really disgusting they kind of bring the heart attacks and diabetes on their own stupid selves. i have no pity for them none at all.

  • Yashwaant Kummar Verrma says:

    ..all these pics of brutally murdered n mercilessly chopped livingbeings bodies being carried in such a casual way on dinner plates as if nothing bad ever happened makes one utterly sick n disgusted! How on the earth can socalled humans b so inhuman n filled with utter cruelty in their veins that they have the coldblooded guts to play with lives of others in this hellish way!! its so senseless n heartless!!! Even wildest n fiercest of all animals in the animal kingdom r not so gross violent and do not indulge in such base repulsive habits that socalled humans have developed in name of their detestable acquired n loathsome tastes !!!