Trump “enthusiastic” about new diet
(Jessica Kwong, Newsweek) It’s bye-bye McDonald’s Big Macs for President Donald Trump, and hello fish.
And, no, Ronald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwiches don’t count.
Trump has been eating less red meat and more fish, salads and soups, since his doctor told him he needs to lose a few pounds, three people familiar with Trump’s dietary habits told Bloomberg Friday.
It’s been two weeks since Trump ate a hamburger, one source said.
White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who in January announced that Trump at 6’3″ and 239 pounds — just one pound below being classified as “obese” — appears to have delivered on implementing at least part of his weight-loss plan for the president.
Trump “enthusiastic about the diet …”
“He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part,” Jackson said of Trump at the time.
Trump has reportedly embraced the new menu choices he is being offered and is enjoying his new diet, the sources said. He is said to have had one cheat day this week, consisting of chowing down bacon during breakfast.
It’s an about-face from his campaign trail regimen, which reportedly included two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake for dinner. One way Trump supposedly justified his love for McDonald’s was the reassurance it offered.
“He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s — nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade,” Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House states.
Trump: “You can destroy McDonald’s.”
Trump also told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in 2016, “One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald’s.”
“I’m a very clean person. I like cleanliness, and I think you’re better off going there than maybe someplace that you have no idea where the food’s coming from,” Trump said. “It’s a certain standard.”
But a healthier diet is only half of Jackson’s plan for Trump.
After administering Trump’s physical, the doctor said: “We are going to do both,” referring to diet and exercise.
“The good part is, we can build on that pretty easily,” Jackson said of the exercise part.
It is not yet clear whether Trump is also exercising more. Displayed with permission from Newsweek via Repubhub. Image: Donald Trump, Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0
President Trump Substitutes Big Macs For Salads
(Anushree Madappa, International Business Times) President Donald Trump has reportedly swapped his McDonald’s Big Macs and milkshakes for a healthier diet comprised of soups and salads for the past two weeks, Bloomberg reported.
According to a report, Trump, who has bragged about his pristine health condition, despite indulging in dinners consisting of two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake, was cutting back as per doctor’s orders.
With the exception of including a slice of bacon for breakfast this week, he’s reportedly been pretty good at following doctor’s instructions.
On Friday, Blomberg News reported that Trump was cutting back on red meat and adding more fish to his diet in hopes of losing a few pounds.
Trump’s doctor, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson — who conducted the president’s physical in January — along with the doctor of Vice President Mike Pence, were reportedly pushing the new health regimen through the West Wing.
In January, Trump’s health was declared to be in excellent condition by Jackson, despite him weighing 239 pounds at six feet and three inches.
Some alleged that is a mere 16 ounces short of being technically obese under guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“No serious medical issues … “
In a news conference in January, Jackson said the president “has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no serious medical issues.”
“That’s probably one of the reasons why he’s been successful, I don’t know. Because, me personally, I need a lot more sleep than that,” Jackson said referring to a statement where the president claimed he gets only four to five hours of sleep every night.
“But he’s just one of those people, I think, that just does not require a lot of sleep,” Jackson added.
Jackson continued to praise Trump, who allegedly never smoked and doesn’t drink.
He said: “Some people have just great genes, I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old. . . . He has incredible genes, I assume.”
Jackson’s diagnosis on Trump’s health left many baffled. Medical experts claimed the president was defying long odds by beating health issues that plague a man in his 70’s with an affinity towards a high- fat diet, and an aversion to exercise, the Washington Post reported in January.
Skeptical experts alleged they found the results of Trump’s physical, as revealed by his doctor, extremely astonishing, given that a man his age was not plagued with the dangers of significantly elevated “bad cholesterol” and the well-established health effects of obesity, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
In January, Trump told Reuters: “I get exercise [at the golf course]. I mean, I walk, I this, I that.” Displayed with permission from International Business Times via Repubhub.