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She is often praised for her own healthy and active lifestyle, but First Lady Michelle Obama admits it hasn’t always been the case.
In an interview with Women’s Health, Mrs Obama said she knew first-hand how easy it is to let your health fall by the wayside when you’re juggling a hundred things at once.
“Back when I was a busy working mom living in Chicago, Barack and I didn’t always make the best nutrition choices. We were a little too dependent on our microwave and the local takeout places. It got to the point where our pediatrician pulled me aside and urged me to make some changes for the sake of our daughters’ health – That was a real wake up call for us.” she said.
It sparked the family into making some simple but effective changes, such as eating more fruit and vegetables, drinking more water and making the effort to cook at home more. (Post continues after gallery.)