Ellie Goulding Says She Fasts for Up to 40 Hours at a Time: 'I Do It Very Safely'

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Her interview quickly began circulating on the internet, with some fans criticizing the Grammy nominee for promoting an "eating disorder." Goulding later defended herself on Twitter, telling her critics that she considers herself a "good role model."

"I eat a seriously huge amount and exercise regularly. I’m super healthy, I drink sometimes, eat whatever I want, and then I fast for one day a week," she said in response to one critic. "It is not starving myself. As far as people in the spotlight go I consider myself a good role model x."

She later clarified that she was not offering her fasting regimen up as "advice" for others to follow.

"I didn’t give it as advice. Was asked about my health and fitness during an interview, and consider fasting for one day (plus the night- when I’m asleep) part of that," she explained in another tweet. "I do it safely and am incredibly fit and healthy. I’d say I’m a pretty decent role model x."

Other stars that have spoken out about incorporating intermittent fasting into their health regimen include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pratt and Jimmy Kimmel.

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