Gemma Atkinson, 31, revealed she has updated her usual diet as her baby continues to grow. The actress, who is expecting a baby with Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez, 28, shared the news with her 969,000 followers on Instagram this morning. She wrote on her story: “I’m physically finding it hard to eat as much now because my baby is getting bigger (there’s no room).” Fortunately, the former Strictly contestant has a plan to ensure that her and the baby stay nourished throughout the pregnancy, in spite of the challenges.
Gemma added: “We both need nutrients though so have been doing the following…”
She then went into more detail about her daily meal preparations, sharing images of a couple of her favourite snacks.
The first photo showed a selection of fruits and vegetables with the caption: “My go to… 1 large apple 3 small beetroot 2 carrots 1/2 cucumber.”
This was then followed up by a picture of another of the star’s preferred dishes, which she enjoys as an accompaniment to the first.
She explained to fans: “Alongside my 1/2 portion of oats, almond milk, 1/2 banana & cinnamon.”
The series of posts then led to an adorable video of Gemma practicing prenatal yoga, with her beloved dog Norman in tow.
The clip showed off the star’s blossoming bump as she revealed her baby’s development in a cropped t-shirt and leggings.
Gemma was interrupted by her pet pooch as she diligently performed her exercises, taking a quick pause to ruffle his fur and give him a kiss on the nose.
She captioned the video: “Pre yoga talk”, alongside a love heart and crying laughing emoji.
The TV personality has been impressing fans with her dedication to health and fitness throughout her pregnancy.
She recently shared a video of herself performing strength training at the gym during her third trimester.
The star provided advice to other women in her condition who are hoping to continue to work out, explaining: “People have mixed feelings on pregnancy and what you should or shouldn’t do.
“My only advice would be to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANY OTHER PREGNANT LADY.”
Elsewhere, Gemma got candid with her Instagram followers again yesterday, as she admitted to missing her beau Gorka as he embarked on a 10-day trip.
In an attempt to ease the pain of her boyfriend’s departure, she put his 2019 calendar on full display on her wall, displacing boxing champion Anthony Joshua.
She jokingly explained: “He’s [Gorka] up instead of Anthony Joshua ONLY for the next 10 days while he’s away.”
Gorka also shared news of his business trip to his 344,000 Instagram followers, writing: “ALL PACKED!! 10 days of travelling 1st stop London.”