There are two claims Donald Trump would never give credence to; that Barack Obama was a fine president and that exercise helps to optimize health. The 45th president of the United States of America has always been a controversial figure and this extends to the most trivial things about him like his body measurements. For instance, it has been suggested that Trump increased his height to avoid being classified as clinically fat. In addition to that, it is known that the president consumes whatever he fancies and isn’t a fan of healthy eating. Check out his strange view about exercise, what he likes eating, and much more.
Details of Donald Trump’s Eating Habits
Donald Trump loves fast food and his favorite is McDonald’s. He also patronizes other big names like Burger King, Wendy’s, and KFC. In fact, he has served fast food from the restaurant companies to White House guests on two occasions.
The president likes eating out, some of the restaurants he frequents include New York’s Jean-Georges and the BLT Steakhouse. Bacon and eggs are his favorite food for breakfast, or cereal and McDonald’s McMuffin. He likes having a meatloaf sandwich for lunch; two McDonald’s Big Macs (beef hamburger) or Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a small chocolate shake for dinner.
Other things Donald Trump loves to eat include pizza, fried chicken, well-cooked steak with ketchup, and crisps (Lay’s potato chips and Doritos). The man is also a big fan of Cobb salad and Diet Coke, he reportedly drinks as much as 12 cans in a day.
Disturbing Facts Nutritionists Revealed About Trump’s Diet
Several dieticians have assessed and condemned Trump’s eating habits. According to low-fat diet advocate Jo Travers, Trump’s favorite breakfast is made from pork and has been linked to cancer. Travers added that the president’s high-protein diet could stress up his organs unless he takes enough water.
Commenting on his love for meatloaf, the dietician pointed out that not taking enough fiber could affect the immune system and cause infections. She also noted that the president’s omission of Omega−3 fatty acids in his diet could lead to mood disorders since the types of fat he consumes are hard for neurotransmitters to get through.
It has also been said that Donald Trump does not observe good dining etiquette. Time magazine once reported he’s fond of eating between activities such as reading papers and briefing reports. Various studies insist that such habits can lead to weight gain as the eater is often not mindful of the quantity consumed due to distraction. Trump is also guilty of skipping meals for several hours, sometimes up to 16 hours, after which he packs up a large satisfying meal. This also causes unhealthy weight gain.
The good thing about the president’s diet and eating habits is that he does not drink alcohol. He also doesn’t take coffee and much unexpectedly, tea. A March 2018 Bloomberg report revealed that Trump has effected a significant change in his diet. He has exchanged hamburgers for salads and soups. In addition to that, he strives to take smaller portions of meals.
Donald Trump’s Unconventional Views on Exercise
In a nutshell, Donald Trump doesn’t believe it’s a good thing to workout. On several occasions, he has ruled out the necessity of a deliberate exercise session, stressing that they do more harm than good. Speaking to The New York Times in 2015, Donald stated that he has friends who took exercise seriously and ended up with health issues that required knees and hips replacements.
In another interview with Reuters in 2018, the president argued that exercise depletes human energy which according to him, is finite like that of a battery. Trump pointed out during his campaign that it requires a lot of physical and mental stamina to conquer crime and terrorism; as such, he asserted that he does not need to waste his energy on exercise.
Trump’s most shocking opinion about exercise is that it leads to premature death; so he told John O’Donnell when he started training for an Ironman triathlon. For the president, his daily activities and golf games are enough exercise to keep him fit and healthy.
But then, we know that Donald drives himself around the golf course in a cart during games because he does not want to waste his time walking.
The Controversy Surrounding His Body Measurements
Donald Trump measures 44, 13, and 36 inches respectively for his chest, biceps, and hips. He stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 239 pounds (108 kg).
There has been a discrepancy between how tall Trump says he is and what many believe to be his real height. While his driver’s license says 6’2″, Trump’s physician has insisted he’s 6’3″.
Speculations have it that this discrepancy has something to do with his Body Mass Index (BMI). Some reports suspect that Trump may want to add an inch to his height to avoid being classified as clinically obese. This is because at 239 pounds and 6’3″, his BMI lands at 29.9, leaving him as someone overweight and on the brink of being obese. But at the same weight and a height of 6’2″, he goes over the board.