Ellie Goulding fasts for 40 hours to keep her trim figure after exercise addiction ‘took over’ her life

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POP star Ellie Goulding has revealed she fasts for up to 40 hours – and insists it is “safe”.

The fitness fanatic, 33, previously told The Sun her addiction to exercise took over her life but says she now only has water for almost TWO days.

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Ellie Goulding fasts for 40 hours to keep her trim figure after exercise addiction ‘took over’ her life[/caption]

The Burn singer revealed she’s allowed just tea, coffee, and water with added electrolytes.

She argued that giving her digestive system a break from solid food helped to reduce inflamation in her body.

The star added that inflamation is “the mother of ALL health problems” and said other benefits include “blood sugar control.”

She said: “I do it very safely by having a purposefully nutritious food day the day before and after.

“On the fast day, I drink high-grade electrolytes and a LOT of water (plus tea and coffee). Fasting is safe and beneficial unless you are diabetic or have serious health issues.

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Ellie revealed she fasts on Mondays and only drinks tea, coffee and water[/caption]

“I built my way up to 40-hour fasts over time (started with 12). Fasting from time to is a great way to give your digestive system a break.”

Her comments come after Ellie opened up about how she became so hooked on going to the gym that it consumed her free time and took priority over her passion for music.

In an exclusive chat with The Sun, the singer said: “I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality but I felt as though I did at one point have a gym addiction that was just not fun. I felt I had to go to the gym every single day.

“I don’t know whether it was a survival thing, because ­touring was so tiring, so hard, really taxing on your body and your mental health.

The star is big into fitness
Ellie Goulding pictured in 2010
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“I felt as though it was a ­survival instinct to be working out all the time, making sure I was super fit, super healthy and tried to counteract having drinks on tour and perhaps not eating very well.

“When you go to the gym or you work out, you release so many endorphins.

“It’s such a good feeling that you just want to have that feeling over and over again.

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Ellie has opened up about becoming hooked on going to the gym[/caption]

“But when it got to the point where I was skipping  the studio and skipping writing sessions  to go to the gym, that was when it just  wasn’t worth it.”

Ellie has had an incredible career since releasing her debut album a decade ago, ­during which time she has scored three No1 singles and landed two Brit Awards.

Her fourth album is expected to be released this summer, and it will be her first collection since 2015’s Delirium, after which she took a break from the ­industry and subsequently met husband Caspar Jopling.

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Ellie with former Sotheby’s art dealer husband Caspar Jopling[/caption]