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Eat Move Believe

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

Malia Lewis provides solutions to combating childhood obesity using an easy-to-follow method.

By Michael Heath /

Presidential first ladies have a history of championing causes important to the times in which they lived. Examples are Mary Todd Lincoln’s care and service to Union soldiers, Lucy Webb Hayes’s support of temperance and women’s education, Eleanor Roosevelt’s outspokenness against racial segregation and Lady Bird Johnson’s campaign to clean up communities and highways through her famous beautification initiative. More recently, Michelle Obama saw childhood obesity as a national problem and made her cause a push toward better nutrition for America’s youth.

So, who is going to illustrate your children’s book?

As important as Michelle Obama’s contributions were, it is good to know that others are fighting the same good battle for the next generation. One of the soldiers on the front line to promote healthier living for teens is Malia Lewis, Ph.D. a personal trainer, aerobics instructor, nutrition consultant, anatomy professor and author of Eat, Move, Believe for Teens.

Like Michelle Obama, Malia Lewis gives back to communities by providing simple information on nutrition and exercise through free seminars, a website and her book. As the title suggests, Lewis uses a three-prong approach to help young people achieve a healthier lifestyle. She begins with what young people EAT and recommends three smaller meals and two snacks per day to increase one’s metabolism. Downloading a calorie app is suggested to help ensure that sensible foods are consumed.

In the MOVE section of the book, the author emphasizes the importance of exercise and offers suggestions to keep teens on their regimens. Find an activity that you like and get a partner for accountability is the sensible instruction. Perform exercises 3-5 times a week to see nearly immediate results like higher metabolism and more energy. In the last and equally important section, BELIEVE, Lewis recognizes that overcoming bad habits is not easy and changing one’s thought process is critical to improving the body. Individuals should not compare themselves to others when reaching their goals but should take a day-by-day approach to becoming better than they were. A positive attitude is essential. It is also important to learn from failure rather than allow it to destroy one’s self-esteem. the person.

Lewis provides solutions to combatting childhood obesity in an easy-to-understand method. Readers will see healthier living habits as achievable and many will make them a way of life. Books can be purchased through with all profits going to charities listed on the website. More information about Malia Lewis on her author page.

Eat, Move, Believe for Teens is the book that keeps on giving.

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