Former star of TV reality show The Only Way Is Essex and competitor on BBC’s Tumble Lucy Mecklenburgh swears by eggs this spring.
She said: “I’m trying to work out up to five days a week so that I won’t have that last-minute panic when summer’s a few weeks away – I know how hopeless that is because nasty, unflattering press photos of me on holiday a couple of years ago shocked me into action.
“I keep my exercise programme fresh by doing different things from interval training and pilates to zumba and ballet.
“The best advice my trainer gave me was set yourself a weekly or monthly goal of one lifestyle change.
“Trying to make too many changes means you’ll probably give up completely. So aim to say cut out fizzy drinks one month, and join a fitness class the next.”
Lucy’s Top Spring Tip
She said: Always start the day with breakfast: I have eggs, for protein, so something like scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast.
“I also drink chlorophyll water, which comes from plants and algae and is thought to be an antioxidant.
“Throughout the day, I snack on fruit and nuts to stop me craving sweet things and for lunches stick to salads, with maybe a stir fry or fish for dinner with lots of vegetables, and then I feel able to indulge a little at weekends.”
Lucy Mecklenburgh has joined forces with chef Paul Merrett and British Lion Eggs to create 12 healthy meals in minutes using eggs. Visit www.eggrecipes.co.uk