Skip to comments.WH inaugural luncheon: 3000 calories?
Posted on 01/21/2013 4:18:30 PM PST by chessplayer
Do as we say, not as we do. Unlike some others, I have no problem with the First Ladys efforts to push for awareness of the health choices of our food as long as the awareness doesnt turn into mandates and legislation, or in edicts like the Big Apples Big Gulp ban. But if one wants to impress upon others the need to watch caloric and fat intake, shouldnt that mean a personal demonstration of restraint? Apparently not:
"Mondays inauguration of President Barack Obama will be filled with pomp, circumstance, and a jam-packed schedule of invite-only events where the president and Mrs. Obama are the guests of honor. And it all starts with the Inaugural Luncheon.
This years luncheon is a bit on the indulgent side, admittedly. We first checked out the menu with excitement, but as we read through the three courses our smiles quickly turned to frowns, not at the extravagance of the dishes but their sky-high calorie counts.
One full serving is more than 3,000 calories! Lobster in clam chowder sauce, grilled bison and a finish of rich apple pie with homemade ice cream take no time to zip past a single days calorie reserve.CalorieCount.coms Rachel Berman, RD, CSR, CDN who compiled this years Inaugural Luncheon nutritional statistics was a little shocked by the numbers, too, and felt that although its fine and even healthy to treat ourselves once in a while, the figures were a bit too to justify.
Its OK to indulge every once in awhile and if the Presidential Inauguration isnt a special, celebratory occasion to do so, I dont know what is, she said. However, in light of the first ladys obesity initiatives and the fact that the menu was made public, it was definitely a missed opportunity for nutrition education"
She is trying to fill out the gunny sack she will be wearing for the ball later tonight....(s)..
Good thing it wasn’t in NYC.Those trans fats would have been written up in a heartbeat.
I would imagine that you had to take a sample of everything offered to get to 3000 calories. Most people don’t eat that much especially at an event like that. Now at Homestyle Buffet all bets are off....lol. Remember today is hump day...we are 1/2 way to ridding ourselves of the filth. Glass half full people!!!
...Well, that’s why Mrs. Zero wears her belt high on the bod... because she knows she is loading the poundage below the budget limits.....
You can get that stuff, lobsters etc. with an EBT card.
She was shoveling it in like she wasn’t going to get any more. And rolling her eyes at Boehner. Class. Video at link. You won’t believe it.
Not since Emperor Bokassa’s coronation have we seen anything like it.
Obama’s picking his nose....geez...
That was special wasn’t it? unfreal!
What i mean by ufnreal is..... that we are here having to deal with the both of them.
It will go great with her new hair......BARF! Am I the only one that knows there is a horse somewhere missing its tail??? Oh well, it fits - what do you find under a horse's tail?
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