Michelle Obama Can't Resist This Guilty Pleasure

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Michelle ObamaI'm watching the Washington Post's Childhood Obesity summit live on the Internet this morning and some suprising facts are coming to light.

Childhood obesity is a serious epidemic in this country -- 32% of American children are overweight or obese and the summit participants are brainstorming on how to turn that number around.

But in a lighter moment, Sam Kass, White House Executive Director of Let's Move!, admitted during the discussion that Michelle Obama finds one not-so-healthy food item to be completely irresistable.

And that food is ...


Of course it is!

Who can resist French fries? Not me!

When this incredible revelation came to light, the moderator asked Kass HOW MANY French fries Mrs. O will eat in one sitting.

"As many as I give her," Kass replied. "If they're there, she'll eat them."

Kass went on to add that Mrs. Obama works out every single day, and that she only eats French fries occasionally as a special treat. Obviously, the First Lady's doing something right, because she looks great!

This brief exchange during the summit reinforced my attempts to exercise as often as possible. If the President's wife can make time to work out every day, surely I can as well! And I have to admit --  when I'm good with my workouts, I can definitely see the difference in my body.

After learning the French fry secret, the moderator couldn't resist asking Kass what the President's guilty pleasure was. His answer?


President Obama loves burgers.

It's just so ... American, isn't it?

What's your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Image via the White House

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D.j. Lord

sounds like the press was doing their usual hard ball questions of the obamas

SKDMo... SKDMom1020

I agree D.j.  This is what matters to moms about the Obamas?

lulou lulou

The Sanders buffalo wing pretzels, particularily on a car trip bought at a gas station.

Anyway, looking at it from  a personal accountability  (dare say conservative) standpoint, individual health, wellness, exercise and eating habits should be a priority, particularily for keeping health care costs in check.

nonmember avatar kimbo

I bet the fat bitch does ..

mamat... mamatreat

Yes, as a matter of fact it is what matters to some moms.  I feel its important to know that even the most health driven people still have flaws and eat crap food every now and then.  I'm more interested in what the Obama's eat then "Keeping up with trash" and Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart saga.

My guilty pleasure: french fries with gravy and cheese.  I only eat them once or twice a year but they are soooo good!!!

nonmember avatar DaisyDee

Rome burns & we hear what the first lady eats. Nice. Every time she's on TV she's shoving some food in her hole that she says us peasants shouldn't eat. Screw her.

Green... Greenmomma1018

I cannot believe I wasted my time! HOW F*ING stupid is this "article"? Yes, I care what they eat! NO REALLY I DON'T! what about budget cuts for them? NOW THAT IS A STORY!

nonmember avatar DaisyDee

lmao @ "Obama likes burgers, he's so American!!" Yeah cause that's what makes someone an American. He spent half his childhood on another continent, I hardly think he's a lover of the US. Please quit publishing these shit articles.

Nancy... NancyJ422

My guilty pleasure - what I will order whenever it's on the menu - is Sweet Potato Fries with sour cream!!  I adore them! I will have a salad and sweet potato fries because I want to makensureni have room for the fries. 

LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE! Geez, relevant/not relevant who give a shit?  I don't read Cafe Mom looking for life and death world news you shouldn't either. 

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