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Mrs. O Talks Healthy Living With Ladies' Home Journal

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It's no secret that Michelle Obama is an advocate of eating vegetables and exercise, and in the September issue of Ladies' Home Journal she continues her mission to get America healthy.

The First Lady explains to the mag her new nutritional program Let's Move, saying:

"The overall message of Let's Move is balance. Do we have a vegetable on the plate? Have we incorporated fruit? What's the portion size? Portion sizes have gotten out of control."

But she still believes in the occasional cheat day. MObama adds:

"What is life without the things you love to eat? For me, it's pie. So what I tell my girls is, 'Treats are special'. They're not something you have every day."

Good advice Mrs. O!

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Ellen's Brutal No Fun Diet

Filed under: Ellen DeGeneresSpread 'Em

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This month, Ellen DeGeneres is featured on the cover of Shape magazine and dishes on how she stays in shape and fit. And it sucks!

Ellen reveals "No cake, no cookies, no candy", which is on top of her strict vegan diet of "no animals, no dairy, nothing processed; a lot of soup, veggies, rice, beans, legumes."

Dayum!

The American Idol judge also says she also squeezes some power yoga into her schedule.

And even though she may not have tons of free time, she adds: "It’s hard, but you have to make time to take care of yourself."

We agree it's important to take care of yourself, but nothing's wrong with a little indulgence from time to time!

[Image courtesy of Shape.]

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