President Sarkozy Bans Cheese After Dinner
In very un-French fashion, President Nicholas Sarkozy has banned cheese from the Elysee Palace menu, in order to adhere to his strict diet. However, with the upcoming election, Sarkozy has accepted tidbits of cheese, chocolates and pastries, even visited a cheese factory, perhaps to assure voters he is a true Frenchman after all.
Since his marriage to wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Sarko reportedly adheres to a rigorous exercise plan and strict diet that prohibits chocolate, cheese and desserts.
The president's personal chef, Bernard Vaussion explained to AFP Sarkozy opts for more healthy options such as "light, balanced meals and poultry to red meat".