Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I’ll Have What She’s Having

With everything going on in the world, media spent some time a few weeks ago focusing on Michelle Obama’s meal choice at a newly opened diner.  Reports state that the First Lady indulged in a burger, fries, milkshake and a Diet Coke.  Experts estimate that the First Lady consumed roughly 1700 calories.  Back in the Clinton era the media wasn’t necessarily kind to the President when it came to his fast food habit.  After all, his chubby physique screamed lazy American until he got off his duff and went for a few runs.  Mrs. Obama, on the other hand, launched the Let’s Move! initiative back in February of 2010.  This program was started to examine the problem of childhood obesity and introduce strategies to create a healthier future for all kids.  President Obama created the first Task Force on Childhood Obesity to accomplish a few things such as: creating healthier lunches in schools, creatively increasing physical activity and educating not only children, but their parents in the development and maintenance of a healthier lifestyle.

So, the First Lady ate 1700 calories in one sitting.  Who cares?  She looked good doing it.  Moderation, right?