Speaking to MailOnline, Sarah said: ‘I was too skinny when I was with the girls, it was ageing.’
The 32-year-old has now adopted a much more healthy approach to her weight and, like many celebrities, has jumped on the juicing bandwagon.
‘I’ve caught the juicing bug. I love being in the kitchen and cooking and creating juices and smoothies every day.
‘I love anything green and I make my own juices packed with kale, parsley, cucumber, courgettes, apples, plus spirulina and chlorella.
‘If I want to fill myself up I will add ice and half an avocado. It looks gross, but it tastes great.’
The pop star loves juicing so much that she visits the Jason Vale juicing retreat twice a year. ‘It’s hard, we don’t eat,’ she said of her time there.
Despite her love of all things green, Sarah says that she eats plenty throughout the day and loves sweet treats.
‘I’m Irish, I love stodge! I’m a picker but I do try to steer clear of gluten because it bloats me, there’s lots of great gluten-free alternatives though.
‘I have a naughty cupboard at home with Skittles and Haribo from my fans who know I love them,’ she said.
Sarah is on a mission to undo the years of late nights and has even signed up as an ambassador for anti-bacterial face wash, Faceb4.
The brand said Sarah was the perfect ambassador because she is so honest about her breakouts.
Speaking about her skin, Sarah said: ‘Travelling a lot doesn’t agree with my skin so I am obsessed with cleansing morning and night at the moment.
‘I am hooked on Faceb4, which I use before photo shoots because it removes the bacteria before applying cosmetics and keeps my skin healthy. It’s also amazing after a heavy weekend!’
Aside from juicing and hitting the gym three times, Sarah is focusing on her hotly-anticipated solo career.
‘I am so excited about my new music, it speaks volumes about my personality. I love writing songs but I find the recording process very monotonous and quite draining.
‘I know it will be worth it in the end, it will be such an amazing sense of achievement and I hope it’s well received; I’m my own worst critic.’
If there was one member of Girls Aloud who loved a good time, it was without a doubt Sarah.
But the notorious party girl says she’s calmed down and now prefers to spend her evenings in a more conservative way.
‘Me and my partner Mark are addicted to Breaking Bad. We watch three episodes a night and sit there munching away on popcorn together.’
Despite her cosy life with DJ Mark Foster, Sarah insists that she won’t be following bandmate Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyles’s footsteps by having a baby.
Speaking about Kimberley’s pregnancy announcement, she said: ‘I wasn’t at all surprised, she’s been with Justin for years and years but it won’t be me next. I have a lot of boxes to tick before I start a family.’
Last night, Sarah tweeted that she would be on the Lorraine show this morning. Around 8.30am she appeared on ITV1 looking gorgeous to talk about what shes up to.
She announced she is set to do a showcase of her music next month, 26th March at O2 Islington Academy. More details on how to get tickets will be announced by Live Nation next week.
She also spoke about Kimberley’s baby news, and that she always thought Kim would be the first ‘Aloud’ girl to be pregnant first. She also mentioned that she’s in no hurry for babies, and her animals and god-children are enough for her for now.
After the show, she tweeted a selfie, standard!:
— Sarah Harding (@SarahNHarding) February 26, 2014
Video download and pictures from today are on the forum using the links below.
It has been four years in the making. But next month Sarah Harding will finally give fans a glimpse of her solo album — in the illustrious surroundings of Kensington Palace.
She will premiere the material during an acoustic set at a charity event on March 20.
She has waived her fee for the event, which will take place at Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George. Her debut album is set to follow shortly afterwards. A source said: “Sarah was asked by the charity Street Child if she would visit one of their sites in Africa, which she is planning to do later this year. During discussions about its fifth anniversary at Kensington Palace, Sarah was invited to the dinner but instead offered to perform for the 200 guests. She has agreed to do an acoustic set with guitarist Nikki Murray performing her new material and probably a Girls Aloud classic.”
Harding said: “I am honoured to be supporting a charity like Street Child and I have been asked to go on a site visit to Africa later this year to highlight their work. It will be a great night for the charity celebrating their fifth anniversary at Kensington Palace and I look forward to showcasing a few of my new tracks in the amazing surroundings.”
Yesterday afternoon, Kimberley surprised us all with her announcement:
Justin and I are so happy to let you all know we are having a baby!!! Couldn't wait to share our lovely news with you all
— Kimberley Walsh (@KimberleyJWalsh) February 24, 2014
Yay another #BabyAloud!
Cheryl, Nicola and Sarah have all congratulated her on Twitter:
@KimberleyJWalsh FINALLY, I thought at one point I was going to burst
Secrets out!! I am BURSTING with love! Kimberley & Justin are having a baby! I am so happy and so literally beside myself with excitement!!!
— Nicola Roberts (@NicolaRoberts) February 24, 2014
Nadine has yet to comment, although in all fairness, she is a new mother herself now don’t forget!
Congratulations Kimberley and Justin, brilliant news, and all of us at GAM hope you have a smooth pregnancy. xx
Cheryl rocked it up to Milan Fashion Week over the weekend to sit front row at Roberto Cavalli’s show.
The gorgeous Geordie, stole the show at the jetted into the Italian fashion capital for the designer’s Autumn / Winter 2014 runway presentation.
Sharing a snap on her Instagram page, Cheryl looked every inch the glamour puss in a leopard and zebra print Cavalli trench coat. She styled her look with a pair of patent, pointed monochrome pumps and triangular drop earrings. Her newly-ombred locks were put in a slick, low-neck ponytail with a fashion-forward centre parting.
She was spotted on the ‘FROW’ with Ellie Goulding and Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks.
All the pictures from the weekend can be found on the forum, via the links below:
► [HQ] Cheryl Cole arriving in Milan, Italy 21/02/14
► [HQ] Cheryl Cole arriving at Cavalli’s Fashion Show, Milan 22/02/14
► [HQ] Cheryl Cole attends the Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Milan 22/02/14
► [HQ] Cheryl Cole leaving the Principe di Savoia Hotel in Milan 22/02/14
On Sunday, Sarah appeared on the second set of Battle Rounds on The Voice of Ireland. She is helping Team Bressie.
Unfortunately for us UK’ers, we were unable to watch it live, due to it being aired in Ireland only, but you can watch the Sarah highlights in the above video, thanks to Jpptubie on Youtube.
Of if you prefer to watch the whole show, we have the download waiting for you on the forum:
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Kimberley get’s physical and reproduces an iconic shot all in the name of Sport Relief!
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, have fun and raise life-changing cash, and it’s back from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March.
This time we’re holding the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, featuring the Mile, plus new Swimathon and Cycle events. It’s never been easier to join in, do your bit and make a difference.
If you prefer, the HD download is on the forum [HERE]
Kimberley Walsh worked up a sweat today, recreating shots from Olivia Newton-John’s iconic video ‘Physical’ to showcase the launch of the official Sport Relief Headband, now available in Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.
The ever stylish singer was given a full makeover to look like Olivia Newton-John from the 1981 hit music video, even transforming her typically luscious locks into a retro mullet. Kimberley got into the Sport Relief spirit by donning a pair of sporty red leggings and bright pink 80s style legwarmers as well as donning this year’s must-have fashion accessory – the Headband!
“Everyone loves this iconic still from the Let’s Get Physical video, with Olivia Newton-John looking ultra-cool in her headband and workout gear. Amazingly the track was in the charts when I was born, 32 years ago, so it totally made sense to get involved in this revival shoot to launch this year’s official Sport Relief Headband. I urge everyone to join in the fun by getting the gear and registering at sportrelief.com.”
Headbands, T-Shirts and All-In-Ones are available now with a donation from each sale going directly to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
With hundreds of events being organised for this year’s Sport Relief, it’s never been easier to join the fundraising fun and games. You can run, swim or cycle at venues right across the UK as part of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games which takes place from Friday 21st to 23rd March.
Buy your headband from Sainsbury’s stores nationwide or on the official website.
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