Lovin' It in Moderation: Raisman Acknowledges Splurging on McDonald's When FLOTUS Asks for Her Favorite 'Healthy Foods' - NBC 6 South Florida
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Obama's Health Food Tweet Catches Raisman Mid-'Splurge'

"Sometimes u gotta splurge. Moderation, right?" Aly Raisman tweeted after Michelle Obama



    Aly Raisman loves having french fries and chocolate ice cream when she gets the chance. No big deal, right? 

    On Wednesday, the Olympian tweeted a picture of herself and Simone Biles celebrating the end of gymnastics in Rio with their hands full of the McDonald's treats. Raisman was apparently unaware that, just a few minutes earlier, first lady Michelle Obama had tweeted them and their gold medal-winning teammates, the "Final Five," to ask about their favorite healthy foods.

    "Hey #FinalFive! We are so proud of you. What healthy foods keep you fueled as you go for gold? #LetsMove #AskFinalFive," Obama's @FLOTUS account tweeted.

    Over the past six years, Obama has been on a mission to end childhood obesity with her "Let's Move" campaign promoting exercise and healthy eating.

    Raisman responded with a list of some of the foods she usually eats that don't come from McDonald's, including salmon, pineapples and yogurt. Acknowledging the slightly awkward juxtaposition, the gymnast followed up with another tweet.

    "Ignore our recent tweet about eating fries & ice cream. Sometimes u gotta splurge. Moderation, right?"

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