First Lady Michelle Obama is gracing the cover of July’s Better Homes and Gardens and she’s opening up about healthy eating and being in better shape than her husband.

Michelle, who works to encourage American children to enjoy healthy eating, recently came under media scrutiny for — gasp! — indulging in a burger craving. She also faced similar criticism for serving burgers and hot dogs at a White House Super Bowl party.

It seems that the First Lady is all about moderation going along with healthy eating habits, telling the magazine:

You can’t say to kids, you can never have a cookie — you can never have anything fun. There’s a way to [promote a healthy life] and to do it in a way that is tasty and fun.”

She also admits that it wasn’t always easy for her and her family to stay healthy:

I had two little kids; I was busy… We had take-out at least three times a week. I didn’t realize that these habits were affecting my kids’ health. It was just what I felt I had to do to survive and keep the household going,”

Michelle, who also promotes youth exercise through her Let’s Move program, also jokes about her workout routine:

I always tease [Barack] I’m in better shape than he is. I can do long workouts. He’s the president.”


Yep, with arms like these, we think she can take him.

What do you Lovelies think about what Michelle had to say?

[ABC News, Politico]