Belt Tightening

A White House diet

At black-tie dinners, he has been known to flop to the floor, tuck his knees to his chest and roll from side to side. He jokes about one day posing with Jane Fonda, both in leotards, displaying the fitness of their sleek bodies. He has signed a contract to write a diet book in which he will explain in detail his theory that if you drink and eat at the same sitting, you get fat because the liquid washes away digestion-aiding enzymes in the mouth.

Some nutty faddist hoping to cash in on the national hunger for...

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