Donald Trump Is Trying to Make His Burger Order Healthier (But There’s Still Reason For Concern)

Donald Trump has been known for throwing caution to the wind when it comes to his diet. However, he has reportedly been taking small steps toward eating healthy. Although it’s great that he’s trying to make some improvements, it might not be enough.

Here’s how Donald Trump is trying to make his burger order healthier (page 6) and why there still reason for concern (page 8).

What Donald Trump eats

Donald Trump eating KFC

Trump is known for his unhealthy diet. | Donald Trump via Twitter

Donald Trump’s diet isn’t heart healthy. He heavily consumes fast food and carbonated drinks (Diet Coke is his beverage of choice). It has been reported he regularly eats McDonald’s Egg McMuffins for breakfast and Quarter Pounders for lunch. Other fast-food favorites include Burger King and fried chicken from KFC. Trump isn’t all that concerned about his fast-food habit. He told Anderson Cooper during a CNN Republican presidential town hall that “very carefully” measures his hamburger consumption, reports CNN.

Next: How Melania’s diet compares with the president’s.

What Melania eats

Melania eats much better than her husband. | Melania Trump via Instagram

Spouses tend to eat a similar diet, but that’s not the case here. Melania’s diet is the exact opposite of her husband’s. The first lady reportedly eats at least seven pieces of fruit each day. She also regularly consumes oatmeal, healthy smoothies, and plenty of water. Although the first lady eats a healthy diet, she does eat fast food every now and then. In 2017, Melania was spotted ordering lunch at Whataburger.

Next: The New York Times gave Trump this unusual title.

The president of fast food

Donald Trump in a McDonald's commercial

Donald Trump in a 1990s McDonald’s commercial. | The Daily Conversation via YouTube

Even if Donald Trump is successful in overhauling his diet, it might be hard to shake his reputation for loving fast food. Trump is so passionate about fast food The New York Times called him a junk food aficionado and named him “the nation’s fast food president.” In addition, the newspaper said his presidential campaign and his diet had one thing in common: both were “improvised, undisciplined, rushed, and self-indulgent.”

Next: This is what he does for exercise.

Donald Trump’s exercise habits

Donald Trump plays enough golf to be considered an athlete.

Trump even uses a golf cart on the putting green. | Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Diet and exercise go hand in hand. Your diet can be healthy but if you don’t get regular exercise, you’re not going to enjoy the full benefit of your efforts. Although Trump is attempting to adjust his diet, as far as we know, he hasn’t made any changes to his exercise habits. Politico reports the only exercise he gets is from golfing, but he uses a golf cart to get around—both on and off the green. This resulted in more than $60,000 in golf cart rentals for part of 2017.

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More of Trump’s food habits revealed

Donald Trump Private plane

Trump had his plane stocked with chips and cookies. | George Frey/Getty Images

Trump is very particular about how his food is packaged. In the book Let Trump Be Trump, authors Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie (the president’s former campaign manager and former deputy campaign manager) say Trump made sure all his snacks were sealed. He would only eat from packages of snacks that had never been opened. (This quirk is possibly due to Trump’s fear of being poisoned.) The authors say during his campaign, Trump’s private plane was stocked with unopened packages of potato chips and Oreo cookies.

Next: Timing is everything.

Trump is also particular about when he eats

Former Trump Campaign Advisor Sam Nunberg Appears For Federal Court Appearance

His meal times are so precise that he’ll ditch companions, like Sam Nunberg, to eat. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Apparently, the president must eat his meals at certain times each day. Leandowski and Bossie claim, “the orchestrating and timing of Mr. Trump’s meals was as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency.” In addition, Lewandowski says Trump was once so impatient that he left Sam Nunberg (former political advisor to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign) at a McDonald’s because his order was taking too long, reports The Washington Post.

Next: This is how Donald Trump is trying to be healthy.

How he’s trying to make his burger order healthier

McDonalds Big Mac

Trump is still eating Big Macs, but without the buns. | Spflaum1/iStock/Getty Images

It seems like Trump might be aware that he could be eating healthier. Earlier in 2018 Corey Lewandowski told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that Trump wouldn’t eat the bread when he ordered his two Big Macs and two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches during their time on the campaign trail. In addition, Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post that when Trump ate a hamburger during their lunch together, he only ate half the bun.

Next: This might not be enough.

Why there’s still cause for concern

Lady eats a beefburger

Maybe he should just cut them out of his diet altogether? | Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Nutritionist Lisa Drayer told CNN Trump’s food choices are still concerning, even without the added carbs. “This is not a healthy way of eating, even if it is without the carbs of the bun,” said Drayer, a nutritionist who writes for CNN. “I’d prefer he’d eat half the protein and much less saturated fat.”

According to Drayer, based on the protein and saturated fat in the sandwiches, it would be healthier if Trump ate just one of the Big Mac or one Filet-o-Fish, instead of having two of each.

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