White House physician Ronny Jackson praised Donald Trump for his "excellent health" overall after a January exam; his report nominally revealed the president to be 6-feet-3-inches tall, and weighing 239 pounds. However, both the doctor and the president himself acknowledged that POTUS was borderline obese and needed to lose weight. The mission to drop about 10 to 15 pounds is now in effect.
Five months since the doctor's orders, Trump is reportedly working on his weight-loss regimen of exercise but mainly diet changes, according to CNN. Among the changes are swaps of steak for Dover sole, Trump's preferred fish. As well, within White House walls, the fast-food lover is eating his burgers these days with the tops of the buns removed.
Outside the White House, Trump tends to stick to his standbys including steak; recently, however, on a visit to the Trump International Hotel, he did pick sole instead (the $64 menu item is doused in brown butter).
Dr. Jackson had initially detailed steps intended to help the president reach his weight-loss goals, including working with a nutritionist to consult with White House chefs on cutting calories; overhauling the White House gym to the president's specs; and coming up with a "healthy" aerobic exercise the president likes.
However the president has maintained some skepticism about exercise. "A lot of people go to the gym and they'll work out for two hours and all," he told Reuters early this year. "Then they get their new knees when they're 55 years old and they get their new hips and they do all those things. I don't have those problems."
Trump has said he prefers to golf as an exercise plan. He uses a cart to get around the course.
Today, the president is participating in the "White House Sports and Fitness Day" on the South Lawn.
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