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Carrie Bickmore is busier than ever these days juggling work on Channel Ten's The Project with single parenthood. Here, she reveals the importance of keeping herself, and her four-year-old son Oliver, healthy.
Health is very important to me for a number of reasons.
I have always worked hard, so I like to be healthy to avoid getting run-down. Plus, as a working mum it's vital to stay well, because if my son gets sick it ends up going back and forth between us. I'm one of those people who is all about prevention.
After my husband Greg [Lange] died (in December 2010), everyone would say to me, 'Make sure you're looking after yourself', but it's very hard to do that. I was so busy there were times when I thought if I didn't take care of myself I would
be no good to anyone. That's when I realised that eating well and exercising were so important, and that's what has got me through this period.
I could never diet I know my personality. Once I tell myself I can't have something, I want it. But I eat healthily most of the time. I do need a lot of snacks through the day because I'm up early, and then I need to be firing on all cylinders for The Project. But I limit coffee. I will have one coffee a day and maybe one cup of tea. I used to have more, but l found it was messing with my system.
I'm doing The Project at 6pm five nights a week.
It's been good taking the show to an hour. It has given us the chance to have that extra discussion. I'm loving it. It's the perfect job for me. It's a mix of everything I love news, comedy, chat. It's meant to be like a dinner table conversation: one minute you will be talking about something serious and the next minute someone will make a joke.
Growing up I thought I would have more than one child but circumstances haven't allowed for that. It's not something I think about too much I'm really happy with just Oliver. And any talk of me dating anyone [is something] I'm just keeping to myself. There's some stuff that is just between my family, my friends and me, for the sake of people in my life who aren't on TV or in the public eye.
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