Nutritionist Exposes Whether Melania Trump's Daily Diet Is Healthy

Want to eat like a super model and look like one too? Then you might want to consider mimicking the diet of Melania Trump. The First Lady starts most days with an organic, greenish-looking smoothie, made with spinach, carrots, blueberries, yogurt, flax seeds, and a few other ultra-healthy ingredients (via Facebook). By commingling multiple superfoods into one blender drink, she's loading up on vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants, and fiber (per Harvard Medical School). That's one tall glass of awesome, and a great way to greet the day. 

And she keeps that fruit and veggie train rolling, aiming for seven pieces of produce each day (per Inside Edition). That's an exemplary plan. Fruits and vegetables are brimming with essential vitamins and minerals — many of which the body can't make on its own (via WebMD). Fresh produce also contains belly-filling fiber, which keeps you satisfied for hours, and keeps your blood sugar steady (per Have a Plant). When you're fulfilled, you're less tempted to grab unhealthy snacks.

Portion control today, indulge tomorrow

Portion control also plays a key role in keeping Melania svelte. According to the National Institute of Health, restaurant portion sizes have doubled and tripled over the last 20 years, giving Americans a distorted view of what's actually the proper amount to eat. We tend to bring that message home, loading up our plates with much more food than we need. If you need help figuring out what's an appropriate portion for a variety of foods, check out the Mayo Clinic's handy portion control guide. You'll never look at a tennis ball or deck of cards the same way. 

Turns out Mrs. Trump is human too. Although she isn't a fan of fast food joints, she does have a weak spot for the chicken parm at NYC's Jean-Georges restaurant. That chicken Parmesan, hand-crafted by a Michelin star-ranked chef, might be slightly different from grandma's (and costs more too), but it's a touch of gluttony compared to those seven daily fruits. 

The bottom line: Start every day with a healthy, wholesome, nutrient-rich breakfast, control your portion sizes, and leave room for a little indulgence here and there. 

Robin Miller is a nutritionist, chef, and food writer.