Clare Balding says she feels so much healthier with her new lifestyle JOHN SWANNELL/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Clare, 42, tells Good Housekeeping: “The main thing is I walk like crazy.I walk the dog every day for an hour in the morning and 40 minutes in the evening. I walk at 4mph, which is pretty quick. I also play golf and go to the gym occasionally with Alice Arnold (her civil partner) but not often as I’m not a member.”She says it hasn’t been easy and it was her mum who spurred her into action. “I do lots of special sit-ups, too, which my sister-in-law showed me,” says Clare. “They really hurt.
Clare revealed all the secrets about her weight loss in an interview with Good Housekeeping JOHN SWANNELL/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
“I’d got a bit lazy about it exercise and then my mother said something.That always wakes you up a bit. She is very pleased with me now, though!“I wasn’t feeling great last summer and I thought it would be a good time to start eating more salads, fruits and rice cakes.”“I’m not obsessed about losing weight but I feel so much healthier,” she says. “People keep saying, ‘you look so healthy’, which is code for ‘you’ve lost weight’.
I wasn’t feeling great last summer and I thought it would be a good time to start eating more salads, fruits and rice cakes
“Everyone is on a warning to tell me when I start looking gaunt though, because you can overdo it.”
The full interview appears in the January issue of Good Housekeeping on sale Thursday December 5.
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