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Experts Sound The Alarm About President Trump's Diet

Being the president of the United States of America is - hands down - the toughest job on the planet, which is why we accept that the leader of the free world will probably treat himself to some junk food once in a while. Ronald Reagan famously loved jelly beans, and Lyndon Johnson was so obsessed with Fresca he had a soda fountain installed in the Oval Office. But, less than a year into President Trump's first term, nutritionists say his unusual diet is putting our leader at risk.

Already, the Washington Times has said the president is setting a bad example with his unhealthy eating habits. Even the Pope joked that the First Lady was feeding Trump too much potica, a popular Slovenian dessert.

In case you're not familiar with our leader's now-famous eating habits, here's a day in the life of the president's meals:

Breakfast: Trump normally skips this meal altogether (he says he's "big on dinner"), but if he does eat something he'll pick bacon and eggs or cornflakes.

Lunch: Meatloaf sandwiches are one of the president's favorite meals, but he also loves fast food - which he thinks is "cleaner" than most food. Some of the president's go-to meals include the Filet-o-Fish, Big Mac, and the Quarter Pounder, always paired with a diet soda.

Dinner: Trump enjoys steaks served very well-done, with french fries and lots of ketchup. He takes his salad with sugary Thousand Island dressing ends with 2 scoops of ice cream and a slice of pie for dessert.

That all sounds tasty, but health experts are warning that if the president doesn't change his diet it could seriously impact his health.

See how Trump's health stacks up to past presidents on the next page!

We can play armchair doctor all day, but Trump's own physician has given him a clean bill of health, and even insists that he's the healthiest president ever. To be fair, President Trump is an avid golfer and tennis player, both of which are excellent forms of endurance exercise - which keeps your heart strong and burns calories.

But fitness expert Jo Travers, author of the book The Low Fad Diet, says Trump's diet needs some serious adjustments. For one thing, he's not getting enough daily servings of fruit and vegetables.

She warns that if you "don't feed your gut bacteria with fruit and vegetables, that can impact the immune system and lead to infections." A common cold can be pretty serious when it happens to the U.S. president.

Other president's have kept up with very strenuous fitness routines to balance out their stressful lifestyles. The last 3 presidents were all avid joggers, including George W. Bush, who once ran the Houston marathon.

Footage of Obama excising in a gym in Warsaw, Poland also went viral while he was in office, although Obama still smoked an occasional cigarette every few months.

But no one can hold a candle to Teddy Roosevelt, an outdoors-man who loved to spend time hiking and riding horse. He installed the White House tennis court, but also had a passion for boxing and wrestling.

Thankfully the president has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to losing weight: he never eats the crust on his pizza, which saves him a few calories on each slice.

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