Belfast Telegraph

Mel C: I'm careful with training

Mel C made it her "priority" to eat healthily when she found out she was pregnant with her daughter Scarlet.

The singer famously struggled with her body image while she was in international girl group the Spice Girls.

Mel takes a different approach to her lifestyle since having her three-year-old daughter Scarlet.

"I'm careful not to overdo it because I had a breakdown when I was in the Spice Girls from working too hard, and I don't want that to happen again," she told British magazine Closer.

"I was also very controlling over my eating habits and I was obsessed with everything. I felt down and struggled to get out of bed. I was in denial about my eating problem, but taking antidepressants, along with counselling and acupuncture, cured me after 18 months.

"When I fell pregnant, I made it my priority to eat healthily because I wanted to give her the nutrition that she needed. It was liberating to relax about my body."

Mel - who is a UK size 8 - now takes care of her lean figure by eating healthily and training for triathlons.

The brunette star has taken tips from friend and former Spice Girls bandmate Victoria Beckham.

"Victoria is on the alkaline diet and she swears by it for healthy eating and weight loss. It's loads of fruit, vegetables and grains. I need to eat lots at the moment because of my training regime - I'm running, cycling around 20k and swimming 1,000m a day. I'm looking quite muscular!" she exclaimed.

Mel admits that although day-to-day she is very healthy, she still has one major food weakness.

"I'm a crisp monster - I have no problem getting through a whole bag of Kettle Chips!" she laughed.

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