No lie. This Guy
and This Guy…
…are attacking Michelle Obama over a meal she had on a ski vacation with her two daughters. Apparently, according to these three, the fact that she had some meat with her meal contradicts the First Lady’s campaign against this:
The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.
via Obesity In Children And Teens | American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The meal? The Vail Daily runs the math (courtesy of No More Mr. Nice Blog):
A braised short rib is a relatively lean cut of beef, braised with most of the fat cooked off. The 5-ounce serving runs about 600 calories, Liken said — a far cry from the 1,500 calories and 141 grams of fat it’s accused of.
“A proper 5-ounce portion of protein is what nutritionists say we should have,” said Kelly Liken, who launched the highly successful restaurant.
Let’s not forget that the 5-ounce rib is served with local kale, nurtured and grown by students at Eagle’s Brush Creek Elementary School.
“Kale is one of nature’s super foods,” Liken said. “There are more nutrients in the 3 ounces of kale we serve than you’ll get in a massive green salad.”
A skier will burn off about 6,000 calories during the course of a day.
“It’s a hearty meal for sure, a great meal after a day of skiing, well-balanced and nutritious,” Liken said.
She was eating some red meat with a meal. Bison no less. For anyone else, this is a meal fitting of a “real ‘merkin”.
It ain’t about politics folks. And the first lady’s initiative is not overreach. you can see by the gentlemen’s pics above, they do not feel the need to follow her diet guidelines. This is about these three men challenging Michelle Obama’s personal legitimacy.