Skip to comments.Michelle Obama's Shake Shack Burger Indulgence Defended by Nutritionists (ABC News to the rescue)
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.
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Someone get me a triple Whopper and put the First Wookie within 60' of me. I can certainly fill that bill.
Well to paraphrase Johnny Cochran...
If the hips are wide, you must deride
THEY DO? Fly their trainer in on a private jet? Marie Antoinette and Evita, step aside! We’ve got you topped.
Guessing is fun.
“You seem a pleasant sort.”
You seem the honest type.
“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.
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.
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.”
My gawd....is there no end to the sycophancy from the media? it makes me want to puke...
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.
By your description, a well documented guess. What level of development are you talking about? Either Christ was at His juvenile infancy or matured to the latter stages of adolescent development. The guess is at what stage since you already defined the behavior as “juvenile”.
It supposes that no ideal should be sought unless it has already been attained. “
Would you prefer that no one cared, and just gave hypocrisy a pass?
This is the equivalent of a sports star telling kids to stay away from drugs and then snorting coke after the game...
[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama, said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy ....”
Gee professor, what specific area of nutrition science deals with legal issues of “invasion of privacy”.
Stick to your area of “expertise” Alice and shove your Communist propaganda, in bending over to defend the hate-filled racist.
Michelle gives new meaning to the term “broad”
I always order a diet coke when I am drinking. Seriously. Those salted rims make me thirsty.
I can see ordering a diet coke with that meal. The milkshake is good, but not a thirst quencher.
She is still a hypocrite. Typical “do as I say and not as I do.”
“Do as I say, not as I do.” - The RatLibSocialist Motto
Not at all.
Hypocrisy is an accurate indicator, and should be recognized. However, outrage over something so ubiquitous and inherent in human behavior is juvenile.
Mrs Obama suggests that we eat better, and we should. Mrs Obama has a burger, shake & fries. Horrors!!
I smoke cigarettes. It is a really stupid thing to do. I suggest that no one take it up, and they shouldn't. I'll have another Marlboro at lunch. Outrageous!! Hypocrisy!