UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Ex-Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead, 32, answers our health quiz
Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead, 32, answers our health quiz.
Can you run up the stairs?
I can but I’d be a little bit out of breath now as I’m pregnant with my third child (due in the spring). I still do weights and a full-body circuit three times a week, and Pilates once a week. Plus, my husband [businessman Max Darnton] and I walk our Vizsla dog for an hour-and-a-half each day.
Get your five a day?
Definitely. I’m an enthusiastic cook and, right now, I’m making lots of soups with my five-year-old daughter India. I love watermelon and pineapple, which help digest food quickly, and apples, too. The only food I won’t eat is anchovies.
Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead, 32, answers our health quiz
I got married in July so went on a bit of a health kick — I trained vigorously every day and reduced my sugar and carb intake. Now that I’m pregnant I’m letting myself have chocolate, pizza or a burger: this is my time to let my hair down a little bit.
When I’m not pregnant, I love a glass of champagne now and again, and a spicy margarita. Chocolate buttons are right up there with Lindt for an afternoon treat, and I can’t resist Torres black truffle crisps. At the moment, I’m a massive fan of cheese and marmite on toast.
Any family ailments?
My mum has had fibromyalgia since I was born — then it got worse, and I think she was misdiagnosed, because four or five years ago she found out it was multiple sclerosis (MS). Very quickly she was in a wheelchair. She was very active before — she used to come clubbing with me and my friends — so she’s finding her lack of mobility challenging mentally. My dad passed away seven years ago with cancer.
I had grommets when I was four and my tonsils out aged ten, but other than that I’ve been very lucky.
Cope well with pain?
Giving birth to my children [India and Wolfie, 18 months] is as bad as it’s got, but I’m a bit of a wuss with pain, so I had epidurals both times.
Pop any pills?
My kids and I love the taste of Sambucol liquid extract, which contains black elderberries for immunity support. I’m also taking pregnancy vitamins.
Tried alternative remedies?
Not really but I am into crystals. I’m quite spiritual and they’re supposed to give off positive energy. I have them all around the house. I tried homeopathic medicine for my acne as a teenager. My skin was so red raw I used to carry concealer in my bra.
Ever been depressed?
NO, but I get bad anxiety occasionally: I keep it at bay with a strict routine and doing exercise regularly.
Electrolyte tablets, seven glasses of water and a Domino’s pizza.
- BINKY FELSTEAD has partnered with Sambucol
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