Ellie Goulding Fasts for Up to 40 Hours at a Time

In a new interview with The Mirror, Ellie Goulding said that she sometimes doesn’t eat for up to 40 hours as part of a strict diet.

“I do it very safely by having a purposefully nutritious food day the day before and after,” the singer admitted. “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. I built my way up to 40-hour fasts over time (started with 12).”

The British artist added that fasting “is a great way to give your digestive system a break.”

Hmm… we love a good fast, but 40 hours?

While it sounds somewhat doable, if you’re reading this please remember to consult your doctor before doing anything drastic.