Mrs. Obama: Wow, really, I never thought about it that way - I guess even for a special indulgence it was a REALLY hefty load of food and as you said super dose of fat/sodium/sugar. Hmmm....I'm just not sure I can say that I won't ever do it again. I guess I still think it is an occasional indulgence....but I see your point and I will certainly consider re-thinking my position on the size and nature of my future treats. Now if I could just get the President to........
Note to my readers: I definitely have struggled with my own weight and I am delighted to have gifted my children a healthy attitude about food and exercise and weight. They eat mostly healthy choices, exercise regularly and do occasionally indulge. My gift to them was to stop the ongoing generational obesity that was present in several generations of my own family. I do wake up myself, every day, with the recognition that it is another day to control my cravings, eat healthy, get in my exercise effort and most days that's what happens. When I indulge, I usually do it in a restaurant as a shared dessert - so there is portion control (built in) by sharing. I would not personally indulge like Mrs. Obama but I think we need to realize that she does mostly live a healthy life by example, and indulgences are certainly acceptable. I do however think that meals like the one Mrs. Obama had, and often times holiday indulging, can get out of hand and cause momentary damage to our health.
What do you think? Unacceptable to eat like she did? Occasional indulgence, even big ones, OK??