In Struggle With Weight, Taft Used a Modern Diet – NYTimes.com

William Howard Taft, the only massively obese man ever to be president of the United States, struggled mightily to control his weight a century ago, worrying about his health and image, and endured humiliation from cartoonists who delighted in his corpulent figure. But new research has found that his weight-loss program was startlingly contemporary, and his difficulties keeping the pounds off would be familiar to many Americans today.

via In Struggle With Weight, Taft Used a Modern Diet – NYTimes.com.

Pretty amazing really.   President Taft used almost exactly the same plan doctors still recommend today, and did you know he was able to eventually lose and keep off a large amount of his weight?  Worth noting!

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