I never cease to be amazed at the ability the media has to make small things humongous. I think it was last week that Michelle Obama committed the unpardonable sin of eating a 1700 calorie lunch at a fast food place. I know she has advocated for healthy eating and the White House has a vegetable garden that she personally chooses. But, come on, didn't you ever eat a high calorie lunch?
She has never said, "Never eat in a fast food restaurant" or "Never go over 300 calories in any meal." She has advocated for a healthier life style. A what? Healthier lifestyle. That means daily. It means for the most part. It means on a regular basis. She wants us to have a healthier lifestyle not a forbidden lifestyle.
The average Thanksgiving dinner is over 2000 calories per person. Let's get real. There is no adult who can say that they have never eaten a 1700 calorie meal.