Ellie Goulding used to eat nothing but chocolate.

The 'Starry Eyed' hitmaker admits she was ''badly addicted'' to sugar when she was a student and horrified her friends with her unusual eating habits.

She said: ''I remember being so badly addicted to sugar that I could eat two big Galaxy bars in one day and nothing else.

''I was terrified of eating potatoes or rice or any kind of carbohydrates but I would still have loads of chocolate every day. It made no sense.

''My friends were so worried about me because I would come to their houses with bars of chocolate and when they'd ask what I'd eaten that day I would tell them, 'Chocolate for breakfast, chocolate for lunch and then an apple and a salad.'''

However, Ellie thinks an eating disorder ''would maybe be too strong a term'' for her habits but admits she wasn't very healthy and her diet was ''extreme''.

She said: ''I definitely thought about food in a way that wasn't healthy and ate in a very extreme way that should have given me diabetes.''

And these days, the blonde beauty - who is in a relationship with McBusted bassist Dougie Poynter - is much healthier thanks to her ''balanced'' approach to nutrition.

She told Glamour magazine: ''Now that my attitude to nutrition is balanced, I feel and look better.

''My skin is balanced, I feel and look better. My skin is brighter and my eyes are brighter - and when I look at myself in the mirror, I've got far fewer hang-ups.''