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Ellie Goulding: 'I keep things balanced'

Ellie Goulding doesn't think she'd do well boxing in a ring.

Ellie Goulding could be much fitter than she is, but she can't resist a helping of chocolate.

The 28-year-old singer not only boasts impressive vocals; she also has a hot body to show off. She's just got back into working out after a brief hiatus from exercise and loves to box, but doesn't feel confident enough to spar in a ring.

"I drink; I get hungover; I eat a lot of chocolate," she grinned to Allure. "But I also work out. I think I'm quite balanced.

"I could be so much fitter. I haven't encountered many boxers - I bet you as soon as I go down to a public boxing ring, I would just be like..." she trailed off, suggesting she wouldn't be a pro.

Ellie has been a vegetarian for two years and recently told Shape magazine she refers to herself as "an aspiring vegan", though it's a challenge cutting certain foods out. She shared what she eats on a daily basis with the publication, and with such a healthy diet, it's no wonder she enjoys the occasional sweet treat.

"You just have to eat or drink a lot of greens," she explained. "I make green juice for myself almost every day. I put in things like bananas, avocado, spinach, broccoli - whatever's in my fridge, really. Sweet potato fries and salad are my absolute favourites. They make the perfect meal. I eat a lot of quinoa and nuts, too, but I also love eating chips. It's actually easy to be a bad vegan because a lot of junk foods are vegan!"

She also gave more details on her exercise regime, adding that her personal trainer helps her get fit during her busy work schedule. On top of boxing, she enjoys getting stuck into high-intensity interval training, though it takes her a while to recover after.

"I come out of there feeling like something big just happened to my body, and I'm completely drained. Of all the workouts I've tried, this one has been the best for me," she gushed.

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