Pop beauty Gwen Stefani insists she struggles to maintain her slim figure, because she likes pizza so much.

The NO DOUBT singer, who has recently launched a solo career, exercises vigorously to keep thin and tries to resist gorging on fatty foods.

She says, "Actually, I have to work very hard to look as good as I do. I eat normally.

"If I want to eat pizza I do, but then if I want to wear cute clothes I don't. I have to get into these clothes, so I exercise outside, such as hiking, and work out with a trainer.

"I go through waves of cravings with food just like everyone else. I get into my healthy fitness rage and I take care of myself really good, the I'm like, 'Hurray, let's go get pizza.'"

24/12/2004 13:07