First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Dr. Oz show to discuss healthy eating and wound up challenging him to a jump rope competition. (Actually they pointedly did not compete.)
Mrs. Obama called obesity and its related medical issues a national health crisis and said her interested in combatting childhood obesity started at home.
“It was really a personal issue for me,” she said. “As a mother with little kids when we were coming to the White House … I found we were eating out more than we probably should have… I wasn’t paying as much attention as I needed to to portion sizes and all the things that get out of hand.”
The family’s pediatrician alerted Mrs. Obama to possible changes in her daughters’ weight. Eliminating processed foods, adding more vegetables and keeping the girls active turned things around quickly, she said.
The First Lady said that at the White House the First Family eats a lot of fish and broccoli with the occasional steak or pizza dinner as a treat.
She saluted Dr. Oz for his fit and trim appearance.
“I’m trying to keep up with the Obamas,” he said.
Here is a link to the Dr. Oz site. You can watch the clip there.
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