Kate Garraway has admitted that she’s overhauled her lifestyle since turning 50 – and is now in better shape than ever!
The Good Morning Britain presenter took the opportunity to improve her wellbeing after the big birthday last year made her rethink her attitude to life.
“Half of my life, even if I live to 100, is done,” Kate tells Fit & Well magazine. “It starts to make you re-evaluate how you want to spend the next years – you want to make them as many as possible, so you eat to be healthy as opposed to being thin.”
The mum-of-two is clearly feeling confident, having donned lycra for her first ever fitness photoshoot.
To improve her wellbeing Kate decided to change her diet slightly, having noticed that she was turning to sugar fixes due to her 3am wakeup call.
“I tried different popular diets and I realised, because of the crazy shifts I do, I regulated my energy with sugar bursts,” she explains. “I didn’t think I ate a lot of sugar but by 8am I’ve always had loads of chocolate.”
Kate made some changes and thinks her energy levels have risen.
The TV star says: “I stopped drinking caffeine and now I eat avocados obsessively because I found one of the diets was high in good fat, medium protein and zero sugar – which is a bit extreme for me.
“But eating avocados and low-sugar foods help keep my energy levels up.”
And when it comes to fitness, Kate prefers to include activity in her day-to-day life rather than hitting the gym and finds the school run a good time to do this.
“I feel so much better if I do a lot of exercise but I find it really hard to do,” the busy star confesses. “So I make sure I walk everywhere really fast, so I’m sweaty and feel out of breath.
“I run to school four or five days a week to collect the kids.”
Read the full interview in the current issue of Fit & Well, out now!