Tag Archives: obesity

Trump Swaps Steaks For Fish In Weight Loss Attempt

CNN reports: Dietitians have been consulted in the White House kitchens. Steak has been swapped out for Dover sole, his favored fish. And hamburger buns have been discarded — or at least the tops have. President Donald Trump, who embarked upon a mission to shed 10 to 15 pounds in January, has acknowledged in private that he needs to lose …

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Dieting Trump Trades Big Macs For Salads (Allegedly)

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has traded cheeseburgers for salads in the presidential diet — at least some of the time. The president whose trademark campaign-trail dinner consisted of two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake is cutting back on doctor’s orders to drop a few pounds, according to three people familiar with the matter. Less red …

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Trump Arrives At Hospital For First Physical Exam

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s personal physician once claimed he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” but there’s a good deal of evidence casting doubt on that idea. Trump, who will undergo his first presidential physical exam Friday, is older than all previous presidents when they first took office. He is also the heaviest president …

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Trump To Undergo First Physical Of Presidency

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the date Thursday. The White House had previously said Trump would have the physical early in the year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Sanders has said the results will be released after the …

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Rosie O’Donnell Reveals Weight Surgery

Speaking at a Chicago event for the American Heart Association, Rosie O’Donnell yesterday revealed that she has had weight loss surgery. O’Donnell had a Vertical Gastric Sleeve, a procedure that removes part of the stomach, in July 2013, one year after her heart attack. Rosie reportedly said that she has lost 40 pounds since the surgery, going from 230 pounds …

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NYC Obesity Rates By Borough

From a survey released last week by the city, we see what some argue is the primary benefit of living without a car. Staten Island shares top place in the citywide obesity record with the Bronx. The percent is lower in Brooklyn, where 27 percent of the population was reported as obese, followed by Queens, with 22 percent. The smallest …

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Richard Simmons On Fox News

On Wednesday night, Richard Simmons delivered what is probably one of the most awkward interviews in Fox News history, telling squirming host Neil Cavuto, “You look so handsome tonight, I can hardly keep from climbing over this desk.” Simmons goes on to declare that the Obamas have rejected him. Right wing sites such as Breitbart are calling him a hero. …

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Bad News For Mexicoke Fans

Via the New York Post: “Mexicoke,” the Mexican version of Coca-Cola that’s become a cult favorite north of the border may go the way of New Coke thanks to a Bloomberg-style “fat tax.” Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, has indicated it may drop a key ingredient, cane sugar, after Mexico’s congress last week passed a …

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NEW YORK CITY: Appeals Court Squashes Mayor Bloomberg’s Big Soda Ban

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NEW JERSEY: Gov. Chris Christie Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery In February

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today told the New York Post that he underwent secret weight loss surgery in February. The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September. He told The Post he was thinking of his four kids and how it was time to start improving his …

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Animated Map Shows Obesity Trends

More at Slate. (Via JMG reader Win)

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Quinn “Taunts” Bloomberg On Soda Ban

Yesterday a state judge blocked Michael Bloomberg’s ban on “large sugary drinks,” which was to have gone into effect today.  Openly gay 2013 mayoral candidate and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn celebrated on CNN by swigging from a large Diet Coke during her interview with Piers Morgan. Because she has totally not been Bloomberg’s enforcer for the last 12 …

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Judge Blocks NYC’s Big Gulp Ban

New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks was to go into effect tomorrow, but today a state judge blocked the city from enforcing the new law. The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” wrote New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, blocking the rules one day before they would have taken effect. …

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Weirdest Fox Clip Ever?

I’m not even gonna set it up. Just watch.

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Coca-Cola: We’re Fighting Obesity

Here’s a two-minute PR piece posted yesterday by Coke. Ad Age breaks it down: While Coca-Cola has been vocal in media, government and industry circles about its moves to bring more low and no-calorie options to market, the new ads mark the first time the beverage giant has taken its message directly to a large swath of consumers. “It’s the …

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Big Soda Sues New York City

A coalition of soft drink manufacturers has filed suit to block New York City’s ban on “large sugared drinks.” The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, contends that the Board of Health did not have the authority to ratify the new rules unilaterally. The rules — approved last month and scheduled to take effect in March — limit …

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Tweet Of The Day – Dr. Ruth

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NYC’s Big Gulp Ban Vote Is Today

The NYC Board of Health will vote today on Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of large-serving soft drinks and other “sugared beverages.” The plan is expected to be approved by the Bloomberg-appointed health board and then could take effect next March. It’s unclear what the prospects are for last-minute changes before the vote. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley …

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NEW YORK CITY: 84% Of Residents Say They Wouldn’t Object To A Gay Mayor

The results of that Quinnipiac survey I took a few days ago are back and reveal that 84% of NYC residents don’t care if the next mayor happens to be gay. Voters don’t care that mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is a gay woman — and they’d rather vote for a Muslim or a Mormon than a …

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At NYC’s Big Gulp Hearing

It’s going on right now and insiders predict that the ban will pass despite Big Soda’s massive ad campaign. Famously snarky Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz makes an appearance below in full character.

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