Ellie Goulding in Bathing Suit Asks "Are We Going Back to Blonde?"
Ellie Goulding is thinking about switching things up – in her swimsuit. The singer asked her social media followers a big question this week while showing off her amazing body in a bathing suit. "Are we going back to blonde?" she captioned a series of snaps. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ellie Goulding stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
She Does HIIT Workouts
Ellie is a fan of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). "I'll run to Faisal's class (at Barry's Bootcamp) in the morning. It's only about 25 minutes from home and it gets my heart rate up enough to go in and be ready because it's quite tough," she told Women's Health UK. "I'm more of a burst girl than sustained. I like it when the treadmills on dynamic and I do sprints. I prefer using my own body as weight, so press-ups, mountain climbers and burpees."
She Avoids Carbs
Ellie revealed to Jessie Ware on her Table Manners podcast that ditching carbs helped her lose weight. "I think the last time I had pasta was on my honeymoon, which was last year in September. I can't remember the last time I ate bread either, honestly," she confessed. "When I eat carbs – it's not just a vanity thing – I genuinely don't feel great when I have them. I feel like I'm someone who's naturally quite active. When I have big bowls of pasta and things like that I do feel like I've eaten a blanket or something really heavy."
She Maintains a Mostly Plant-Based Diet
Ellie fuels her body with healthy food, avoiding most animal products. "I eat a lot of things for their nutritional value. The things I love for my taste are sweet things," she said on the podcast. While she does consume some dairy now, she still doesn't eat red meat. "I'm all about dairy….I'm not mad about coconut yogurt and all those dairy-free alternatives," she added. "In the morning, I'll have a messy bowl which is yogurt with lots of goji berries and nuts and I love prunes and dates."
She Does a 40-Hour Fast Every Week
Ellie is all about fasting. "I built my way up to 40-hour fasts over time (started with 12)," Ellie told The Mirror. "It helps blood sugar control and helps fight inflammation – the mother of ALL health problems." She says she does it "very safely by having a purposefully nutritious food day the day before and after," she added. "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," she continued, claiming it helps give her "digestive system a break."
She Gets "Lots" of Sleep
Ellie also emphasizes the importance of rest. "Sleep is crucial too. Lots of sleep," she writes in the post. She also revealed that she takes "magnesium before bed." Magnesium is known to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. This natural mineral has been shown to have calming effects on the nervous system, helping to alleviate anxiety and prepare the body for a restful night's sleep.