First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge fan of the United States women’s gymnastics team, now more commonly known as the “Final Five”. And she knows that the Final Five didn’t get to where they are by eating junk food. So the First Lady and noted health food enthusiast asked the group to share their secrets to eating healthy and going for gold during a twitter Q&A with the group.
Hey #FinalFive! We are so proud of you. What healthy foods keep you fueled as you go for gold? #LetsMove #AskFinalFive
Veteran Olympian and Final Five member Aly Raisman had a very detailed answer:
Salmon, avocado, whole wheat bread, almonds, pineapples & Greek yogurt
Yup. All sounds good. And not at all in contradiction to what Raisman tweeted just over an hour earlier:
FRENCH FRIES + CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM pic.twitter.com/ENAoDqGm7L
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 17, 2016
See, not awkward at all.
Raisman, perhaps afraid of a talking to from Mrs. Obama (to be fair, I would be too if she read some of the things I’ve written about and drooled over), acknowledged the situation head on.
.@FLOTUS Ignore our recent tweet about eating fries & ice cream. Sometimes u gotta splurge. Moderation, right?
I’d say an Olympic gold medalist is allowed to splurge. And I’m sure Michelle Obama will understand … that is until she gets her husband to put forth an executive order which would make Raisman perform community service at a farmers market or something. But hey, as far as controversies go, this one hardly belongs on the list. But at the very least thanks to Raisman, it’s a hilarious one.