First lady Michelle Obama dishes on daughters’ weight issues

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She didn’t call them fat – but she came pretty close.

First lady Michelle Obama painted the weight struggles her daughters once faced during a public Google Hangout chat about healthy eating and her signature Let’s Move! initiative.

“I never talked about weight in the household,” she said, as reported by Politico. “We just started making changes.”

The comments came in context of her discussion about her daughters’ weight issues when they were younger. She didn’t say they were fat, but she did describe the issues as enough of a concern that she said she started them on a healthy eating and exercising program, Politico reported. Mrs. Obama said she tried to make physical activity fun.

“It didn’t make them feel bad about themselves,” she said, as Politico reported. “You make them feel successful in very small ways. You don’t want to make it about how they look.”

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