Michelle Keegan has opened up about her diet and exercise – and how she’s cast off the “guilt”.
Corrie’s Michelle is famously fit and maintains her physique with hard graft, but she’s revealed that it doesn’t mean she won’t treat herself.
In fact, she’ll tuck into a cheeseboard or not work out for a while and not feel guilty like she used to.
“I haven’t worked out for two weeks, but I’m not punishing myself over that,” she told the Women’s Health podcast, Going For Goal.
“[Previously] it was always the guilt for me, a lot of the time, and why I would be in the gym for two hours because I was like ‘oh I’ve really been bad this week, so I need to go to the gym, I need to work it off.’
“And I was in the gym for two hours.”
On a day-to-day basis Michelle keeps her diet pretty healthy, telling that she’ll tuck into porridge or avocado on toast to start her day.
“Then for lunch, I normally have a protein base, whether it’s chicken or a fish with veg,” she added.
“I tend to stay away from potatoes around midday because I crash around 3pm if I have loads of carbs, and I get really tired…and then for tea or dinner, I always make seabass or salmon with soya sauce and a bit of honey on there, and then I have asparagus and broccoli.”
And when she treats herself, Michelle is sure to get in a solid workout beforehand.
“I would definitely exercise first because that just sets me up for the day, and if I’ve already got that exercise done, I can tick it off a list, and I’ll feel a lot better for the day,” she remarked.
“I’ve really got into walking in lockdown. I love going for walks with my dogs, getting a bit of fresh air, and getting coffee on the way round. With the dogs, in the sunshine, that for me is a big treat.
“And then come home, maybe have a bath and then have a really nice dinner, like, a treat dinner.
“I might have some garlic prawns to start with, with some crusty bread, and then for my main, I like pasta with garlic and chilli olive oil, and a bit of Parmesan cheese on top.
“And then for my dessert, I’d have a caramel cheesecake and a nice glass of Chardonnay.”