What Presidential Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Eat
The Best and Worst Foods on the Campaign Trail
What the Candidates Eat
Election season is a marathon, not a sprint. So why do most politicians have the diet of a couch potato? "They should be eating like athletes, for physical and mental strength," advises Ruth Frechman, RD, CPT, National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and author of The Food Is My Friend Diet. That means stocking up on lean proteins for energy, fiber to regulate a metabolism thrown off by their grueling schedules, and low sodium/low cholesterol food to keep blood pressure down. (Search: What's a healthy blood pressure?) Unfortunately, the four main players in this presidential election don’t always get it right. Here’s a look at how Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and their running mates chew up the campaign trail.
Of course, if the candidates started the Men’s Health Speed Shred program, they’d burn off those burgers in no time!