Michelle Obama was recently speculated to have undergone a weight gain. But that speculated weight gain looks so negligible it deserves to be ignored like the rumor that a tabloid spread in 2016 about how the former First Lady had gained 97 pounds based on a poorly photoshopped picture of her. Besides, Michelle Obama is very serious about fitness so the speculations most likely might not be true.
Michelle Obama is the former First Lady of the United States of America. She is married to Barack Obama who served as the President of America for two terms, one from 2008 to 2012 and then from 2012 to 2016. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is also an attorney and author.
She was raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and she graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She started her legal career at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She also worked in nonprofits. She has served as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
She married Barack Obama in 1992. She campaigned for her husband’s presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She has subsequently delivered acclaimed speeches at 2012, 2016, and 2020 conventions.
As the first lady, she has worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. Even though she has been a staunch advocate of healthy eating, she was once targeted with rumors of uncontrollable weight gain. People think she has gained weight again. Let’s learn more about Michelle Obama’s weight gain!
Michelle Obama’s Weight Gain: She is Speculated to Have Gained Weight!
Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) is suspected of having undergone a slight weight gain. The changes in her body look so negligible but even just that was more than enough to make headlines about it and curiosity surrounding it.
The weight gain does not seem to be significant at all but it has been eating away at people as to what might have caused it. Back in 2020, Michelle Obama shared that she had been dealing with some form of low-grade depression amid the coronavirus pandemic. Could that still be going on? She had coped with it by trying to maintain a routine but she felt too low to work out so had allowed herself to surrender to her feelings and not be hard on herself.
In 2020, Michelle Obama’s mental health had started to deteriorate “not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it day in, day out was dispiriting.” She said that all those things had led to a weight that she hadn’t felt in her life in a while. She was struggling with sleeping and was waking up in the middle of the night.
The former First Lady said that it was unusual and it was a direct result of just being out of body, out of mind because spiritually, those were not fulfilling times. The situation of the world, in general, does not seem to have changed much in two years and it might have even gone a little worse. So, it’s possible that she got depressed again which caused her weight gain.
It could be that or Michelle Obama’s weight gain could be just aging. It could be menopause. She has talked about women’s health, aging, image and going through menopause in the workplace, and its effect on weight.
Or maybe the whole thing is just a stupid rumor to be ignored like that one time in 2016, someone photoshopped (very poorly) an image of Michelle Obama to make her look fat. And The National Enquirer picked up on that and started reporting that she had a weight gain of over 97 pounds as a result of binge eating over the stress of raising her teenage daughter Malia.
The tabloid not just claimed that Michelle Obama had weight gain but also invented reasons for it, all based on poorly photoshopped photos. The publication plastered the same image of her on their magazine cover to show just how much out of control Obama’s weight had gone.
It was just so ridiculous that they tried to spread rumors of weight gain because just a little more than a month ago, Michelle Obama had delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention where she was looking extremely fit. Plus, Obama had always been a staunch advocate of healthy eating and exercise and would occasionally appear in fitness videos.
She has always been serious about workouts and took fitness that way. Her go-to exercises were pretty hardcore. Not only did she hit the gym and strength train, but she was also pretty big into SoulCycle Classes. Her trainer Cornell McClellan said that she never skips a workout and she doesn’t mess around with fitness whether she’s lifting or doing cardio.
Michelle Obama mixed things up in the workout department after the pandemic. She said that it was due to a combo of getting older and exploring new things during the global COVID-19 pandemic. She explained that the high-impact stuff she used to do didn’t work for her as it used to as she was approaching 60 so she taught herself to be a better lap swimmer as swimming was one of those low-impact, good cardio things.