- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama dishes on the first family’s health and eating habits in a new magazine interview, admitting that she just can’t stand beets and that she occasionally changes her diet to clear her palate and change her mindset.

In an interview for the September issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Mrs. Obama says she recently was on what she calls a “sort of cleanse” in which she was just eating vegetables.

A cleanse can involve a temporary change in diet promoted to rid the body of toxins.

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

Mrs. Obama has a campaign against childhood obesity.