Former model and first lady Melania Trump cuts a slim figure by maintaining a healthy diet -- and avoiding the fast food her husband is partial to. Donald Trump is known to enjoy a well-done steak and enjoys fast food items like fried chicken and hamburgers but from what Melania Trump has disclosed in prior interviews, his wife sticks to a healthy diet and eats for fuel.
“It’s not a diet, I just like to eat healthy because I feel better and have more energy,” Melania Trump told Refinery29 in 2012 when the former model was asked if she dieted. “I don’t have a particular snack I always eat. If I would snack, I would snack on maybe fruit or a little bit of chocolate, because I think your body needs that, too.”
For breakfasts, Melania Trump said she stuck to drinking smoothies almost every day -- “with a few ingredients and lot’s of vitamins in it.”
But like most, Melania Trump enjoys a good meal out now and then. In a Q&A with New York Magazine, she revealed that the best meal she had eaten in New York was the Chicken Parmigianino at Jean Georges. She also admitted that she enjoyed drinking Diet Coke, but “from the classic glass bottles.”
Not much else is known about Melania Trump's preferred foods and dietary outlook. The first lady primarily resides in New York City at present, but questions have surfaced as to what role she will play when it comes to White House meals, whether it’s overseeing the garden Michelle Obama planted or employing a new chef (it’s “tradition” for the first lady to oversee the food for the White House, according to the New York Times). The meals and culinary staff at the White House have been said to set the tone for the rest of the country.
"Usually, the food suffers when the first lady is uninterested," a food writer who worked as a special assistant to former President Bill Clinton, Adrian Miller, told the Times. "Eleanor Roosevelt was a great example. The food was so bad people actually thought about eating first before going to the White House."