Good on Donald Trump for receiving not-so-great results from a physical and making big dietary changes to improve his health.
Whatever your views on Trump, the 45th president is well documented as having some interesting eating habits. The weird way he eats his steak is well-known, but his Diet Coke habits have only recently come to light.
According to an extensive profile by The New York Times, Donald Trump is known to drink 12 Diet Cokes every day. Made even more interesting when you consider the Trump tweet in which he claimed “I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.”
A 12-ounce can of regular Coke has 140 calories and 39 grams of sugar. However, by choosing the Diet variety, which contains no calories or sugar, Trump has avoided consuming 1,680 calories and 468 grams of sugar daily. Smart.
This latest saga in Trump’s diet comes courtesy of the hot streak of uninterrupted gossip about the president from former New York City mayor and current Trump personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. He told the Washington Post yesterday that at a recent lunch together, Trump ordered a burger but with only half a bun. For health reasons, you know.
“It’s a good way to do it,” Giuliani told the Post, adding that he himself sometimes does the half-bun thing.
This healthy modification comes on the back of Trump’s love for all things fast food, with Wendy’s and McDonald’s his particular favorites. According to his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Trump would tuck into two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish and a chocolate milkshake.
Lewandowski told CNN “New Day, “Well, he never ate the bread, which is the important part,” he said. “So it was really, you know, a couple of fish sandwiches and a couple pieces of meat and a drink.”
I wonder how Trump would get on with the most expensive burger in the world. Or if these formidable (m)eating habits would allow him to take down two 72-ounce steaks in 15 minutes, like this woman did.
All I know is that weird food, jokes, and political opinion aside, it’s always a great idea to try and make your diet that little bit healthier. And that’s particularly true when you find a way to make the foods you love the most slightly better for you, so fair play Trump. You do you, Mr. President.