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Michelle Keegan in Bathing Suit Says "The Secret's Out"

Here are her top 8 diet and fitness tips for staying in shape. 

Michelle Keegan is making an exciting announcement in her swimsuit. The actress shows off her incredible figure in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts, revealing she scored a new role. "Finally the secrets out!! 👀🙈 Im over the moon to be joining the cast of FOOL ME ONCE, a @netflixuk thriller based on the book by the extremely talented @harlancoben 📖 Here we gooooo," she captioned the Instagram post. How does the 35-year-old Coronation Street star maintain her famous physique? Read on to see 8 of Michelle Keegan's top diet and fitness tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Don't View Exercise as Punishment

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Viewing exercise as a punishment sets you up for failure, says Michelle. "If I really, really don't want to go – I don't go," she told Cosmopolitan UK. She aims for three workouts per week for 45 minutes, but sometimes she skips her workouts. "I just don't punish myself, it's not, like, my life to go to the gym. If I can go to the gym I will, if I can't, I can't," she said. "I think the more you go, the more you guilt trip yourself because you feel like it's part of your routine. If I can go four or five times a week, great. If I can only go twice – or once – at least I've been." 


Eat Carbs Earlier in the Day

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Michelle fuels up on carbs, but only earlier in the day. "I try not to eat carbs late at night," she told Cosmopolitan. "I hate that feeling of feeling really full before going to bed." 


Lift Weights

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Michelle isn't a fan of cardio. "I hate cardio. I just hate that feeling of not being able to breathe," she revealed to Cosmopolitan. "A few years ago I would have done about 40 minutes of cardio, whereas now I feel like the more I do weights, the more I see a change in my body. For my body, weight training is better for me. I do alternative days, so one day I'll focus on my legs, and the next day I'll focus on my arms."


Mix Up Your Workouts

"I never do the same thing. I change it up all the time," Michelle told Cosmopolitan about her method of exercise. "I've started doing HIIT exercises before I do any weights now, and I actually really enjoy [it] because I feel like I've done something. I've sweated before I've even got onto the weights." She also uses YouTube videos for workout inspiration.


Avoid Meat and Dairy


Michelle avoids meat. "I've never really liked the taste, ever," she dished Cosmopolitan. "I've never been one to go out and have a steak, I've never craved it. Even with a roast dinner, if my mum would serve lamb or beef, I'd always leave it to the side. A few years ago I did a photoshoot with a lamb and that just threw me, it put me off lamb." She also stays away from dairy products. "It's hard because I like cheese, but I'm trying not to have any milk in my coffee so I'm using alternative products like coconut milk and almond milk," she explained.


Ride a Bike

Michelle loves riding bikes, especially while vacationing. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis. 



Michelle makes sure to hydrate. According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids.


Eat Healthy…Most of the Time

Michelle prioritizes healthy eat, but also gives herself cheat meals. "I love a good cheeseboard, I also love a Chinese on a Saturday night," she told Cosmopolitan. "I never feel guilty when I eat cheat food because if I've been quite strict all week, I feel like I deserve it. I never feel guilty if I eat a cheat meal. I'm a proper foodie, I love my food."

Leah Groth
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