Michelle Obama says she can’t stand beets

August 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, August 05 (ANI): Michelle Obama has revealed that she can’t stand beets and that she does an occasional dietary “cleanse” to clear her palate.

The First Lady also said that there are days when she skips her typical 4:30 a.m. workout and that on a recent weekend in Chicago she “ate everything that was available. In fact, we had a take-out food-fest.”

“Neither the president nor I have the beet gene,” Fox News quoted her as telling Ladies’ Home Journal.

Mrs. Obama doesn’t give a lot of detail about her cleanses, saying that she might do one for two days but that “it isn’t a way of life because I like food too much.”

The cleanses, she said, “help me clean out my palate. Because when you start adding things like sugars into your diet, you start craving them. And the more you eat, the more you crave.”

The first lady’s cleanse involves eating as many fruits and vegetables as possible and cutting out fats, oil, dairy, meat, caffeine, sugar and starch for a short period of time, according to the White House. (ANI)

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