Celebrity Health - Vogue Williams

Model and TV presenter Vogue Williams chats to Liz Parry about her healthy lifestyle and how she is enjoying her first pregnancy

Irish-born model and TV presenter Vogue Williams has recently appeared on our screens in shows such as Stepping Out, Dancing with the Stars and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive – the latter of which she was crowned the winner. The 32-year-old recently married Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and the couple are expecting their first child.

Following a healthy lifestyle is very important to me. I think it should be a top priority for anyone. I really feel the difference in myself when I’m healthy and I’m training, compared to when I’m not looking after myself as much.

Since becoming pregnant I’ve become much healthier. I don’t drink caffeine any more. I’d say my number one craving is orange juice. The morning sickness is gladly in the past now. It was quite bad for a while. Now I feel amazing.

I do like to follow a healthy diet but don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes eat rubbish! I like to have at least one treat a day. I think if you’re too strict with yourself you end up craving the bad stuff even more. If I’m going out for dinner I’ll eat whatever I want, but then I’ll make sure I make healthier choices the next day. You can’t be too hard on yourself. I think it’s really important to strike a balance. If you’ve done a good workout in the gym and then you fancy a pizza, then have that pizza! You have to live your best life.

On a typical day I will normally wake up and have some porridge with almond butter and berries or I might have eggs and avocado on toast. Then I’ll go to the gym for my workout, and afterwards I might have a protein shake. I’m usually on the go for lunch, but today I had some homemade bruschetta which was just amazing, if I do say so myself! I’ll have some fruit for a snack and for dinner I might have fish and vegetables or a bolognaise. Then I might treat myself to some ice cream or chocolate afterwards.

I really enjoy cooking. I probably don’t do it as much as I should though. I do a lot of batch cooking, like I recently made a load of bruschetta the other day and I’ll also make up a batch of bolognaise. I really love to cook a good steak with vegetables. I like simple food that’s healthy and easy to cook.

In terms of vitamins and supplements, I take CurraNZ which is a natural blackcurrant extract. I’ve been taking it for over a year now and I love it. I’ve got all my friends taking it too! If you take one before training it helps you to push yourself further and it’s also really good for recovery after exercise. It’s good for giving me a little boost because I’m not allowed to have any caffeine at the moment.

I normally work out in the gym five or six times a week depending on where I am. It’s never really less than five times a week. I just love it. I’ve always really enjoyed training and even more so now that I’m pregnant. I love being able to switch up what I’m doing and trying new types of training.

I just did my first barre class yesterday, which was brilliant. I’ve been working out with weights a lot and I found that I was getting a bit bulky but barre involves using your bodyweight a lot more. I’m now obsessed with it. I’ll probably end up doing that five times a week!

I used to suffer quite badly with anxiety but it went away for a while, and in the last month or so it’s come back. So I’ve been listening to the Headspace app just before I go to bed and the meditation and mindfulness exercises really help me to fall asleep. They definitely help me to switch off.

My top tip for keeping healthy would be: don’t be too hard on yourself. If you miss a day of training or eating healthily then don’t worry – just get back to it the next day. Once you get into a routine of going to the gym and making healthier food choices it will start to come naturally to you. I think once people start becoming super healthy and eating properly and training properly then they really notice the difference in their energy levels, their skin and the way they feel in general.

Vogue Williams is an ambassador of CurraNZ, a natural blackcurrant extract that supports health, sports performance and recovery. Visit www.curranz.com

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