Made In Chelsea’s Verity Bowditch opens up about her vegan lifestyle and shares her love for fitness

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She shot to fame on the 17th series of Made In Chelsea, but despite being embroiled in plenty of drama on-screen, Verity Bowditch prefers to lead a more chilled out lifestyle when she isn't working.

The pilates instructor has opened up about being a vegan and how fitness plays an important role in her life on a day-to-day basis.

The 25 year old grew up surrounded by animals, and despite being given a choice to eat meat, her love for animals made her decide to continue being vegetarian.

Speaking exclusively to OK! Online, the bubbly blonde said: "My parents live in Dorset and we've always been surrounded by rescue animals.

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"We had sheep in the house when I was growing up, it was all a bit manic and crazy.

"I developed this really strong bond with animals and I was a bit confused about why people were eating them while I was growing up.

"I was brought up vegetarian but I was always given the choice, like, 'Do you want to eat meat?' and I remember thinking, 'No, why would I want to do that'" she divulged.

After being a vegetarian her entire life, Verity transitioned into a vegan, but the change wasn't so smooth and took her some time to adjust.

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"The transition from being a vegetarian to a vegan took me a long time, it took me a year to actually fully become vegan because it is such a journey for everyone," Verity explained.

"All different types of people are vegan now which I really love, there's not that stereotype around it anymore."

As well as clean eating, the television personality has a keen interest in fitness and believes it improves her confidence.

When asked what fitness means to her, she expressed: "Fitness is super important for me, I became a pilates instructor about a year ago because I loved it."

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Verity's weekly workout regime includes teaching pilates two or three times a week, running three times a week, as well as two HIIT classes and plenty of walking.

"When I'm working out, I just feel so much more confident in myself and it really goes with the clean lifestyle as well," she revealed.

"When you're fit and healthy, you think of others more, those endorphins are a good natural medicine."

Verity has joined plant based food brand Clean Kitchen, available exclusively on Deliveroo in London. Follow on Instagram @cleankitchenuk

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