Ellie Goulding has become more relaxed about diet and fitness

Ellie Goulding is no longer so hard on herself when it comes to diet and exercise. The 33-year-old used to have a “really bad relationship” with fitness and food as she would be super strict about maintaining an intense workout routine and healthy diet…

Ellie Goulding is no longer so hard on herself when it comes to diet and exercise.

The 33-year-old used to have a “really bad relationship” with fitness and food as she would be super strict about maintaining an intense workout routine and healthy diet and then punish herself if she didn’t complete an exercise session every day or ate bad snacks.

But in an interview with U.K. Glamour magazine, the Burn hitmaker admitted that she has relaxed her mindset nowadays and can alter her plans depending on how she’s feeling.

“I think a difference now with me and my body is that because I’m in a happy place, I feel like I don’t need to do 10 mile runs every day, which would then cause me to go and eat loads, which would then cause me to go and run 10 miles, again,” she shared. “It was just a vicious circle of really bad relationships with fitness and food. But right now, I’m just a lot easier on myself and I say to myself, if I’ve eaten like c**p then sure I’ll do a longer workout. If I’m tired and haven’t slept well, like last night I went to bed at 4am because I just couldn’t sleep, today, I will just do a really slow jog and some weights.”

The British star went on to confess she had an “unhealthy” relationship with food because she was “so desperate for control and routine” and has tried every diet out there, including veganism.

“I also was really against eating meat and then I was vegan, but I wasn’t a good vegan. I think I’ve done every type of diet there is. I’ve never been obsessed with being as thin as possible, as I truly think to be strong is the most incredible thing ever for a woman,” Ellie added.

The Starry Eyed singer recently caused controversy online after she revealed that she embarks on a 40-hour fast every week.

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Ellie Goulding sometimes fasts for 40 hours to ‘help fight inflammation’

Ellie Goulding sometimes fasts for up to 40 hours as part of her dedicated healthy eating plan.The British singer-songwriter has previously opened up about her strict diet and fitness regime, insisting that going to the gym for regular exercise session…

Ellie Goulding sometimes fasts for up to 40 hours as part of her dedicated healthy eating plan.

The British singer-songwriter has previously opened up about her strict diet and fitness regime, insisting that going to the gym for regular exercise sessions has helped her to overcome her struggles with anxiety and panic attacks.

But in a new chat with The Mirror, Ellie revealed that she is now also incorporating regular fasts into her lifestyle under the guidance of medical experts.

“I do it very safely by having a purposefully nutritious food day the day before and after,” she told the outlet. “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.”

Ellie went on to explain that she finds fasting to be greatly beneficial for her overall sense of health and wellbeing.

“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,” the 33-year-old explained. “It helps blood sugar control, and helps fight inflammation – the mother of all health problems.”

And while Ellie may now be a fan of fasting, she is trying to avoid adopting any specific types of diets, having experimented with veganism and plant-based eating plans in the past.

“I was really against eating meat and then I was vegan, but I wasn’t a good vegan. I think I’ve done every type of diet there is. I’ve never been obsessed with being as thin as possible, as I truly think to be strong is the most incredible thing ever for a woman,” she shared in a recent cover interview for U.K. Glamour magazine.

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Kaia Gerber rocking mullet hairstyle during coronavirus lockdown

Kaia Gerber is rocking a mullet hairstyle while spending time at home during the coronavirus lockdown.The model has opened up about her self-isolation beauty regime in an interview with U.S. Glamour magazine, and during the chat, she noted that she wil…

Kaia Gerber is rocking a mullet hairstyle while spending time at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The model has opened up about her self-isolation beauty regime in an interview with U.S. Glamour magazine, and during the chat, she noted that she will be getting a haircut as soon as the social distancing restrictions ease.

“I’ll probably get a haircut because if anyone knows me, they know how obsessed I am with cutting my hair. It’s one of my favourite things to do. I’ve been trying to hold off on taking the scissors to my own hair. So, hopefully, I’ll be able to get that done,” Kaia shared, before confessing that she was unsure what style to go for once the restrictions are lifted.

“I have a mullet right now, which I’m not mad at, but I do eventually have to go back into the real world. So, I’m thinking we’ll see how the mullet progresses throughout quarantine.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kaia also revealed that she’s struggling to remove her gel nail polish and is desperate to get a good manicure.

“I currently have a half-grown-out gel nail polish situation going on. So, I’m trying to figure out a way to take them off myself without completely destroying my nails,” the 18-year-old explained. “I would love to get my nails done. I feel like even if I just do my own nails, I’ll feel like a human again. But I’m currently stripping off old gels.”

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Kaia Gerber tried out DIY tattoo kit during coronavirus lockdown

Kaia Gerber has given herself a stick-and-poke tattoo while at home during self-isolation.The model has opened up about life in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic for an interview with Glamour magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she res…

Kaia Gerber has given herself a stick-and-poke tattoo while at home during self-isolation.

The model has opened up about life in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic for an interview with Glamour magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she resorted to DIY ink to tide her over until she could get a real tattoo.

“I’ve been struggling because one of my favourite pastimes was going and getting tattoos, and nobody’s been able to do that. So, in the meantime, I gave myself a stick-and-poke, which I do not recommend,” she told the publication.

Unlike traditional tattoos, simple stick-and-poke designs don’t require any electric tools, and typically involve using a tattoo-grade needle and ink, which can easily be applied to the skin.

“I think I have a newfound appreciation for tattoo artists. It’s not easy,” the 18-year-old admitted. “I didn’t get too ambitious. I gave myself a dot, just so I could be like, “All right, I got a tattoo this month, I’m cool.”

She also discussed her other tattoos, and said that while she might have an addiction to getting ink, each one represents a special time in her life.

“I have a Picasso painting on my arm. That was one of the first ones I got, so maybe that one. It’s hard to pick a favourite!” she shared, adding that she’s also got one dedicated to her famous mother, Cindy Crawford. “I think I was so worried I was going to regret every tattoo I got, and they all represent such an important time in my life, even if the tattoo itself doesn’t have much importance. It’s like they’re all memories, so I don’t feel like I could ever see myself regretting them.”

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Hailey Bieber shares battle with perioral dermatitis

Hailey Bieber has shared her ongoing battle with the skin condition perioral dermatitis.In a new interview with Glamour U.K., the model opened up about her skincare secrets while self-isolating at home during the Covid-19 pandemic and explained that sh…

Hailey Bieber has shared her ongoing battle with the skin condition perioral dermatitis.

In a new interview with Glamour U.K., the model opened up about her skincare secrets while self-isolating at home during the Covid-19 pandemic and explained that she has a regimented beauty regime to try and keep the condition under control.

Perioral dermatitis is an inflamed rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth, as well as an uncomfortable burning sensation or itching. Antibiotics and topical steroid creams are usually used to treat the condition, however, using fragrance-free skincare products can help too.

“I have perioral dermatitis, so certain products irritate my skin, giving me a horrible itchy rash around my mouth and eyes,” Hailey told the magazine. “I always try to avoid fragrance in products as it’s too much on the skin. However, I don’t always know what’s being put on my skin as I work with lots of different make-up artists.”

The star, who is currently in lockdown in Los Angeles at her home with husband Justin Bieber, also said that pollution can also have a negative effect on her complexion and accidentally gave fans an insight into any future family plans with the Canadian popstar.

“I’m on a birth control now where I don’t have a period, but I still feel symptoms of PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) and this can also affect my skin too. My skin actually stays a lot better in Canada where there’s cleaner air, than when I’m in New York or Los Angeles,” the 23-year-old commented.

Elsewhere in the interview, Hailey swore by formulas from Dr. Barbara Sturm’s luxury skincare brand, and said she applies the products to her face when it’s still damp, so “that it drinks up more of the nutrients from the moisturiser”.

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Nathalie Emmanuel binges on vegan sweets

Nathalie Emmanuel loves to indulge in vegan treats whenever she visits her favourite bakery.As the Game of Thrones actress abides by a plant-based and gluten-free diet, snacks can be hard to find.However, in a cover interview for the May 2020 issue of …

Nathalie Emmanuel loves to indulge in vegan treats whenever she visits her favourite bakery.

As the Game of Thrones actress abides by a plant-based and gluten-free diet, snacks can be hard to find.

However, in a cover interview for the May 2020 issue of U.S. Shape magazine, Natalie shared that she has discovered a great little spot in Los Angeles where she can dine to her heart’s content.

“When I find baking that is both vegan and gluten-free, it’s so exciting that I tend to go a bit over the top. In L.A., I go to this place called Erin McKenna’s Bakery and basically eat all the things,” she told the publication, before noting that she mostly tends to eat clean and simple meals. “I want to read the ingredients and know exactly what’s in stuff or be able to pronounce it.”

Food isn’t the only form of self-care the star allows herself. As a self-confessed yoga junkie, Nathalie has rarely gone a day with taking some time out for the gentle meditative practice.

“Wherever I am in the world, I find a yoga studio or I travel with my mat,” the 31-year-old explained, noting that she is a trained yoga instructor.

And for her, yoga is a chance to break away from the demands of acting and the film industry.

“I’m often giving so much energy to the world. It’s important to check in physically, mentally, and emotionally and see what’s going on,” she mused. “My fitness goals at the moment are to do pull-ups and to do pincha mayurasana, which is a forearm stand in yoga. I’m pretty strong at a headstand, but I want to be able to do a handstand and hold it.”

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Nathalie Emmanuel won’t destroy her natural hair for a role

Nathalie Emmanuel refuses to destroy her “curly crown” for the sake of a role. When she first began her career, the Game of Thrones actress used to let the hair teams on film and TV sets do what they wanted with her locks because she didn’t have the c…

Nathalie Emmanuel refuses to destroy her “curly crown” for the sake of a role.

When she first began her career, the Game of Thrones actress used to let the hair teams on film and TV sets do what they wanted with her locks because she didn’t have the confidence to speak up for herself.

However, Nathalie is now less afraid of putting her foot down and saying no.

“I’ve become much less afraid to say things when I feel uncomfortable, whether it’s happening to me or someone else, I’ll just say it straight up now,” she told U.K. Glamour magazine. “I’m not going to destroy my curl crown – my beautiful hair that I was so blessed to be given – because of a role.”

Nathalie decided to speak up regarding the styling of her hair a long time ago after being asked to straighten it on set.

“I was working alongside another mixed-race actress and they said people wouldn’t be able to tell us apart,” the 31-year-old grimaced. “I remember thinking, ‘Really?!’ but I didn’t have the confidence to say no then. I was much younger. Now, I’ve found my voice.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Nathalie shared that she feels “strong and unapologetic” when she has her hair out.

The Fast and Furious star also spoke about how she recently met with skincare specialist Dr. Barbara Sturm and now uses her products to reduce scarring and hyperpigmentation.

“She’s got a line for darker skin tones and it’s been a revelation. I’ve got scarring from hormonal breakouts and her skin range has really helped minimise some of the hyperpigmentation,” she added.

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Chrissy Teigen wants to get breast implants removed

Chrissy Teigen is seriously considering getting her breast implants removed.During an interview for the latest issue of Glamour U.K. magazine, the model/TV personality candidly confessed that she went under the knife as a young woman in order to look b…

Chrissy Teigen is seriously considering getting her breast implants removed.

During an interview for the latest issue of Glamour U.K. magazine, the model/TV personality candidly confessed that she went under the knife as a young woman in order to look better in front of the camera.

“Yeah, I did my boobs when I was about 20 years old,” she shared. “It was more for a swimsuit thing. I thought, ‘If I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky!’”

Chrissy made her modelling debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2010, and explained that she kept the same cup size, but just “filled them out, so they are rounder and firmer”.

“I had a quarter ‘teardrop’ cup in the bottom and filled out the breast line,” the 34-year-old stated.

However, Chrissy is now contemplating further surgery as she has noticed changes in her breasts following the birth of her daughter Luna, three, and son Miles, 21 months, whom she shares with husband John Legend.

“(When) you have babies… they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed. But I want them out now. If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift,” she said, before noting that she has a lot of anxiety over the idea of heading to the operating theatre again. “I think you’re supposed to replace (implants) every 10 years. But when you have kids, you think about (the risks) of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.'”

Elsewhere in the interview, Chrissy shared her own struggles with body confidence and recalled how she used to weigh herself after every meal.

“I did that for eight years and had this one weight I wanted to be at. That changed with Luna, and really changed with Miles, where it took me a year to be comfortable with my new normal number,” the Lip Sync Battle co-host added.

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Rosie Perez kept filming Birds of Prey fight scene despite injury

Rosie Perez refused to give up on a fight scene in Birds of Prey despite getting a knee injury.The actress plays Gotham City Police Department detective Renee Montoya in the DC Comics movie, which stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Be…

Rosie Perez refused to give up on a fight scene in Birds of Prey despite getting a knee injury.

The actress plays Gotham City Police Department detective Renee Montoya in the DC Comics movie, which stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress.

The stars were required to embark on serious physical training to prepare for the movie, but Perez suffered an injury on the first day.

“After over 30 years of dancing, choreographing and doing martial arts, I thought my body was done,” she shared with U.S. Glamour magazine. “I was a bit panicked about it and on my first training day, the meniscus disc in my knee tore. I’m a grown-a*s woman and I was in tears – it was more about letting the squad down, letting Margot, Jurnee, and Mary down.”

The 55-year-old continued to train while attending physical rehab, but the injury returned again during a fight scene with Robbie. However, Perez was determined not to let her injury stand in the way of the sequence and simply carried on.

“My knee blew out again, when I had a fight with Margot and I went, ‘Oh, no, no, no!’ I looked over at Margot and she goes, ‘You’re okay.’ That is what your corner does in boxing,” the star recalled. “I was like, ‘There’s no freaking way I’m going to let this scene go. There’s no way, I’m better than that.’ I could take the punches and, literally, we were kicking each other.”

Meanwhile, the Do the Right Thing star also heaped praise on her co-stars, director Cathy Yan, and the crew for creating a supportive atmosphere on set and stated that the experience “reignited the power I already had”.

Birds of Prey is in cinemas now.

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Rosie Perez fought for her role in Birds of Prey

Rosie Perez persuaded studio executives to cast her in Birds of Prey even though they were looking for someone younger.The 55-year-old stars as Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya, who teams up with Margot Robbie’s villain Harley Quinn, Jurnee…

Rosie Perez persuaded studio executives to cast her in Birds of Prey even though they were looking for someone younger.

The 55-year-old stars as Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya, who teams up with Margot Robbie’s villain Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s crossbow-wielding fighter Huntress to help save a young child from an evil crime lord.

In an interview with Glamour U.K., Perez revealed she had to fight to get the role because executives at Warner Bros. wanted someone about 20 years younger.

“They wanted somebody young,” she recalled. “(Director) Cathy (Yan) called me, and she said, ‘I’m not supposed to be calling you. I’m just going to be honest. They want someone younger.’ And I burst out laughing and she said, ‘That’s why I love you! When I can get you into Warner Brothers, I will give you a call.’ I didn’t hear from her for months and then I saw the shortlist of actresses and they were all like 30 to 35 years old.

“I didn’t just go ‘oh well’ and move on. I’m not an ageing fighter that you’re going to put out to pasture. You have to take charge and you have to try. So, I went into Warner Brothers, they called me the next day and I got the role.”

Accordingly, Perez hopes older women will see her fighting onscreen and get inspired to keep fit.

“I hope I inspire every woman of a certain age to get you’re a*s back in the gym,” the actress said. “It’s not over. You can do it, because I thought I was done, and I am so not done.”

Birds of Prey is now showing in cinemas.

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