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Michelle Obama's Shake Shack Burger Indulgence Defended by Nutritionists (ABC News to the rescue)
ABC News ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Mikeala Conley

Posted on 07/12/2011 7:15:50 AM PDT by kristinn

Stop the presses, Michelle Obama might have eaten a hamburger.

The blogosphere erupted with criticism almost immediately after the Washington Post reported Monday that the first lady sat down at a newly opened Shake Shack in Washington D.C., where she ordered a ShackBurger, fries, a chocolate shake and a Diet Coke. According to the popular burger joint's website, that's a 1,556-calorie meal. (sic, actually it was 1700 calories.)

Many critiqued the first lady's public display of Shake Shack love as she continues to advocate for her Let's Move! campaign, an initiative to eliminate childhood obesity.

But even as the first lady-turned-health-advocate chowed down on a meal that contains almost an entire day's recommended calorie intake, most nutrition experts are telling people to relax.

"[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama," said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. "She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time."

Most experts agreed with Lichtenstein, while saying that the first lady's lunch is being unnecessarily scrutinized.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burgersformenotthee; caloriefootprint; eatright; foodnazis; foodpolice; grifters; health; healthyfoods; hipocrite; hypocrisy; letsmove; liberalhypocrisy; lichtenstein; michelle; michelleobama; nutrition; obama; shakeshack
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When liberals act like hypocritical pigs, they are defended by the media. When conservatives....
1 posted on 07/12/2011 7:15:55 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

If it looks like a pig and walks like a pig, etc, etc......


2 posted on 07/12/2011 7:19:57 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kristinn

How does Alice Lichtenstein know that Michelle keeps her weight constant and exercises regularly?


3 posted on 07/12/2011 7:20:22 AM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: kristinn

Oink !


4 posted on 07/12/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: kristinn
Outrage over hypocrisy is a juvenile emotion.

It supposes that no ideal should be sought unless it has already been attained.

5 posted on 07/12/2011 7:20:41 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: kristinn
"[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama," said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. "She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time."

Hey, Alice, are you really a professor of nutrition science and policy or are you a shill for Michelle Obama?

6 posted on 07/12/2011 7:21:41 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: kristinn

ABC News is ridiculous. Anyone who accepts their crap as actual news is a fool.


7 posted on 07/12/2011 7:22:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

“[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. “She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time.”

Fine! She can quit invading my privacy by telling me what to eat!


8 posted on 07/12/2011 7:23:08 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: kristinn

Who orders a shake AND a diet coke???


9 posted on 07/12/2011 7:23:36 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Taxed to Death)
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To: kristinn

You don’t get a butt like that without a fry or two daily.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 7:23:55 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: kristinn

You don’t get a butt like that without a fry or two daily.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 7:24:04 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: kristinn

“[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” - But she can invade the privacy of everyone else’s eating habits, right?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 7:24:13 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: kristinn

You don’t get a butt like that without a fry or two daily.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 7:24:13 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: kristinn
The Whitehouse press corp meals are catered every day by the administration. The whitehouse kitchen makes up their meals. The press will not risk that perk.

Oddly enough.........Is there a line on their w-2's for income from all these meals?

14 posted on 07/12/2011 7:24:28 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: laotzu

People actually are inherently consistent, even if that consistency consists only of indulging their whims.

However, with the left, their consistency isn’t about whims, it’s about furthering collectivist/communist control of the world.

Mickey’s “hypocrisy” just demonstrates that she is “special”, of the ruling class, and that everyone else needs to be told what to eat.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 7:24:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kristinn
When liberals act like hypocritical pigs

Which is pretty much all the time.

16 posted on 07/12/2011 7:24:56 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: VastRWCon

LMAO!! I was wondering the same thing.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 7:25:06 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: kristinn
"[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,"

Literally digging through Sarah Palin's garbage is considered justifiable. Catching Moochelle in a hypocritical moment is unfortunate.

18 posted on 07/12/2011 7:25:56 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: laotzu
It may be juvenile, but IMO outrage over the hypocrisy of these would-be totalitarians is a healthy thing.

Anything that drives up their negatives is God-sent.

19 posted on 07/12/2011 7:26:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: laotzu

Outrage over hypocrisy is a juvenile emotion.

It supposes that no ideal should be sought unless it has already been attained.

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Your comparison is deceitful.

If it was a case of not measuring up to one’s own aspirations you would have a point. The hypocrisy here is that she dictates to others while utterly disregarding those decrees herself. Disgust and contempt for her hypocrisy is completely justified, just as they are for your sophistry.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 7:28:23 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: TJ Jackson
"She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time."

The first couple fly their physical trainer from Chicago to the Whitehouse and back several times per week in order to get their exercise. He flies on a private jet.

21 posted on 07/12/2011 7:28:26 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: kristinn; dead

I wonder if the White House stuck a fiver in ABC’s garter after that lap dance


22 posted on 07/12/2011 7:29:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: kristinn

First an economics “professor” from Rutgers says it immoral for someone to spend their own money on a bottle of wine.

Now a “nutritionist” says it’s OK for a fat women to gorge herself on burgers, fries, shakes and diet coke.

At this point it’s clear that the average person’s common sense is worth more than some fancy professional training. These boobs are so blinded by their own liberal idiocy that they they thing people are too stupid to believe their own eyes.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: VastRWCon

That’s the very thing I wondered about when I first read the story. A shake and a diet coke. The Mister used to muse about all the women in his office who would munch on snacks and sweets all day and get hysterical if they were out of diet drinks.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 7:32:57 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry (for the best looking ticket ever))
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To: kristinn

I’m glad they jumped on this invasion of privacy just like they did with Ryan’s bottle of wine.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 7:35:58 AM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: kristinn
“[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. “She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time.”

That would make perfect sense, if Mrs. Obama wasn't trying to tell the American people what they must and must not eat and what they can feed their children. When she lectures us and tries to coerce us into eating “healthy”, she forfeits her right to eat whatever she wants, without being criticized.

BTW, I think this “epidemic of childhood obesity” might well be a big fraud (or at least exaggeration) along the lines of AGW.

I went to field day at my kids elementary school a about a month ago, a school with very mixed ethnic and economic demographics. Only a handful of the roughly 300 students could be considered “obese” and only a small percentage seemed even overweight. Most seemed to be in very, good shape.

Now the some of the members of the teacher's union who were yelling at the kids to keep running, in the 95 degree heat were a different story. :-)

26 posted on 07/12/2011 7:36:10 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: illiac

“Fine! She can quit invading my privacy by telling me what to eat!”

Exactly!


27 posted on 07/12/2011 7:36:47 AM PDT by heylady
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To: kristinn

If Moochelle is going to talk the talk she should waddle the waddle.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 7:36:51 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: PDGearhead

>“[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” - But she can invade the privacy of everyone else’s eating habits, right?<

Public figures like Moosie, who wag their fingers in everyone else’s faces about obesity, are fair game when they eat like pigs out in public. And that diet coke she ordered is no protection at all. It makes her look even more idiotic.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 7:40:08 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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I'm not sure if the heshe is a pig or something else. PhotobucketPhotobucket
30 posted on 07/12/2011 7:42:39 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: kristinn
omg Shake Shack?!!!

Mmmmm baby if that isn't an inspiration to every fat, loudmouth black mama I see waddling around the city, bellowing into her cellphone, all bling-blinged up.

Come on, girlfriend! We goin' out for burger and fries! Supersize me, baby!

31 posted on 07/12/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: kristinn

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Agriculture Department in Washington, Thursday, June 2, 2011.

http://www.cernahealth.com/usda-creates-new-%E2%80%9Cfood-pyramid%E2%80%9D-symbol-called-my-plate-2/

The USDA has created a new replacement symbol for the classic food pyramid – it is called “My Plate”. My Plate is the federal government’s new, simple symbol for what a healthy and nutritious American diet should look like according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

My Plate is designed to be a simple, easy guideline for every American to help them understand what a healthy meal should look like. The new image has had a positive reception, with people saying it is more useful and accurate than the previous food pyramid.

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S Department of Agriculture called it, “a clear and unmistakable message about what should be on the American plate.”

My Plate is a clear logo that focuses on vegetables, grains and fruits, showing limited protein and dairy portions. The protein portion accounts for less than a quarter of the plate, while the dairy portion is a small circle removed from the main plate which represents a glass of low-fat milk or cup of yogurt.

Alice Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University's believes that the new plate symbol will be easier for older adults to comprehend. She says, “I hope [older Americans] will take it to heart because I think it will make a difference in their quality of life and in keeping them feeling good.”

(snip)

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=38216

ALICE LICHTENSTEIN (Tufts University)
Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
(This person is no longer with ARS)

http://www.time.com/time/2004/obesity/speakers/lichtenstein.html

Dr. Alice Lichtenstein is the Stanley N. Gershoff professor of nutrition science and policy in the Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. She is also senior scientist and director of the cardiovascular nutrition laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

32 posted on 07/12/2011 7:43:50 AM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn

Diets, calories, and regulations are only for the little people.

Geez, I’d think you’d know that by now.

/s


33 posted on 07/12/2011 7:44:05 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: kristinn
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34 posted on 07/12/2011 7:45:55 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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35 posted on 07/12/2011 7:47:14 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: kristinn

Most days I feel like Jack Nicholson in the Cuckoo’s nest.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 7:47:38 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: laotzu
Outrage over hypocrisy is a juvenile emotion.

Personally I'm not "outraged"....I laugh at hypocrite's!!

Although I don't laugh at the hypocrisy of the MSM in this country...Personally I think they are very dangerous.

37 posted on 07/12/2011 7:49:32 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: laotzu
Perfection is automatically demanded when control freaks in positions of power dictate rules that shrink liberty and levy taxes so that the pigs, who make up the electorate, can feed on the public trough.

A lesser reaction is an invitation to abuse and totalitarianism no matter what faction the hypocrite belongs to.

I guess Jesus Christ is just a little boy in your eyes since He, on many occasions, pointed out the hypocrisy of the powers that be.
38 posted on 07/12/2011 7:50:11 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: kristinn

http://www.time.com/time/2004/obesity/speakers/lichtenstein.html

Dr. Alice Lichtenstein is the Stanley N. Gershoff professor of nutrition science and policy in the Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. She is also senior scientist and director of the cardiovascular nutrition laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

http://hnrc.tufts.edu/docs/HNRCA_Research_With_Impact.pdf

2009 Funding:

USDA 49%

Federal, Non-USDA 40%


39 posted on 07/12/2011 7:51:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Psalm 144
Your comparison is deceitful. Disgust and contempt for her hypocrisy is completely justified, just as they are for your sophistry.

You seem a pleasant sort.

40 posted on 07/12/2011 7:52:13 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: kristinn
"I invite only those whose diets are housed with no walls of glass to hurl a burger in the first lady's direction on the basis of this one lunch,"

Someone get me a triple Whopper and put the First Wookie within 60' of me. I can certainly fill that bill.

41 posted on 07/12/2011 7:54:15 AM PDT by yooling (God only asks for 10%. Uncle Sam wants it all.)
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To: mojitojoe

Well to paraphrase Johnny Cochran...

If the hips are wide, you must deride


42 posted on 07/12/2011 7:55:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: blackdog

THEY DO? Fly their trainer in on a private jet? Marie Antoinette and Evita, step aside! We’ve got you topped.


43 posted on 07/12/2011 7:55:47 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: rollo tomasi
I guess Jesus Christ is just a little boy in your eyes..

Guessing is fun.

44 posted on 07/12/2011 7:55:50 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

“You seem a pleasant sort.”

You seem the honest type.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 7:56:42 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: laotzu

“I guess Jesus Christ...” and let me add the Old Testament prophets and the Apostles to that list.

On the secular list, the figures of the Enlightenment and the Founders of this Country. Juveniles all over the place, oh my.


46 posted on 07/12/2011 7:57:02 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: yooling
"I invite only those whose diets are housed with no walls of glass to hurl a burger in the first lady's direction on the basis of this one lunch,"

The "first lady" is doing something the rest of us are not attempting to do - stick our nose into someone else's diet and using the full weight of the federal government to back up that "nose". So her "walls of glass" comment needs to be stuck where the sun don't shine.

47 posted on 07/12/2011 7:57:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: blue-duncan

Me too. I agree with you wholeheartedly and..... the thing is ... Paul Ryan wasn’t out there telling everyone they shouldn’t be drinking wine was he?

Well, we eat what we want when we want and we give our kids goodies and cake and ice cream and candy and fries and burgers and...we buy expensive bottles of wine as well. So as Gov. Christie says...”It is not your business.”
It is OUR BUSINESS not some stranger telling the rest of the world what to do while she eats what she wants.
How ‘bout this? To the buttinskis of the world... “Take care of your own household and Mind your own business.”


48 posted on 07/12/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: kristinn

My gawd....is there no end to the sycophancy from the media? it makes me want to puke...


49 posted on 07/12/2011 8:01:01 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: kristinn

It is fine for Michelle to scarf down and cheeseburger, fries and shake, because there was no TOY included with the meal. As our Liberal, “Happy Meal grabbing” friends in SF and other places have told us, it is the TOYS that are making people, especially our kids, fat, not the food.


50 posted on 07/12/2011 8:01:32 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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