President Donald Trump is an interesting character in various aspects - particularly due to his active social media presence and often controversial statements.
But there's another aspect of the 45th president of the United States that adds to his already fascinating persona, and that is, believe it or not, his dietary habits.
It was reported back in March 2017 that he ordered a well-done steak with ketchup when at the BLT Prime Steakhouse inside Trump Tower in Washington, DC. And while this may seem a pretty mundane item order at a restaurant, people had plenty of things to say about the fact that he opted for well-done rather than rare or even medium-rare.
At his own dinners, he is served two scoops of ice cream while his guests are only offered one scoop. He also once called a Mar-a-Lago dessert “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you’ve ever seen.”
But it's Trump's relationship with fast food which has often made headlines.
Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury intimately described how President Trump would often go to bed with a Big Mac, and that the former reality TV star-turned-politician ate so much fast food because he wanted to be sure nobody had tampered with his meal.
And as first reported in Politico, Trump's former bodyguard David Schiller revealed how the POTUS had asked the White House chefs to recreate McDonald's dishes, such as the quarter-pounder and apple pie.
This time, however, his unconventional eating habits have seen the president attempting to resist the temptation of consuming every dieter's worst nightmare: carbs.
So the former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, who also happens to be Trump's personal attorney dished this new food-related gossip to the Washington Post. He told the paper yesterday that at a recent lunch with the president, Trump ordered a burger - ordinary enough - but he ordered it with only half a bun, and seemingly for health reasons.
“It’s a good way to do it,” Giuliani told the paper, adding that he himself sometimes opts for just half a bun.
Apparently, this new "healthier" approach to eating fast food stems from the days of his presidential campaign when his go-to order, according to former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, was two Filet-o-Fish, two Mickey D’s Big Macs (with ketchup and extra pickles), and a chocolate milkshake.
It was a heart attack waiting to happen so we can totally understand why he felt the need to make a change to his eating habits.
But according to an interview Lewandowski have CNN “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota: “Well, he never ate the bread, which is the important part. So it was really, you know, a couple of fish sandwiches and a couple pieces of meat and a drink.”
I think we can all agree that it would be quite naive to think that excluding the bread would make a drastic improvement to the nutritional value of a fast food meal.
In fact, Trump's order still reportedly totals about 2400 calories and 100 grams of fat.
Leaving out pieces of bread for health reasons isn't exactly logical if you're trying to transform your lifestyle for the better. So if you are trying to lose weight, I definitely wouldn't go down the same route that Trump has - doing the bare minimum.
You should make a concerted effort at eating healthier, reducing your calorie intake and being more active.