STELLAR Fitness Files With Paralympic Swimmer Ellen Keane
We get the dish on what our faves eat in a day!
Ellen is a Paralympic swimmer and ambassador for Dove Advanced Care deodorant.
What is your go-to breakfast?
During the week, my go to is a smoothie. I put all the good stuff in a blender and drink it quickly. When I have time on the weekend I love to make pancakes.
What do you usually have for lunch and dinner?
I do love to cook but at the moment recovery is the most important part of my training so I don’t want to have to think and stress about what I’m eating. For that reason, I currently use a meal delivery service to organise all of my lunches and dinners so all I have to do is get home pop it in the microwave and it’s ready to go.
What 5 items do you always put in your shopping basket?
Soya milk, oats, bananas, apple juice, and chocolate and always a Dove deo!
What are your favourite snacks?
These days, I love popcorn and protein bars. But also, I do love a little bit of chocolate in the evening time.
What are the most used items on your spice/herb rack?
Cinnamon is probably the most used item for me. I hate spicy food so I tend to stay away from spice!
What is your desert island dish?
A chicken katsu curry from Wagamama’s never fails.
Would you call yourself a foodie?
Yes and no. I will always try something new but as I said I hate spice so I can be quite annoying for people who like spicy food!
How do you get motivated when it comes to fitness?
I love training. I love the headspace it gives you away from technology. It’s a place where I do a lot of thinking as you’re forced to be inside your head. I also really enjoy being able to walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath!
Describe your ideal workout?
I love race pace sessions. So, anything fast and I’m happy.
What is your #1 self-care be tip?
Self-care means self-love. So, you have to love all of you. Any of your insecurities should be loved too, like your underarms. That’s why I love using the new Dove Advanced Care deodorant range. I’m currently using their deodorant with added vitamin E which helps with soothing skin after shaving.
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