INTERVIEW: Jessica Ennis talks body hang-ups & why she loves Jennifer Aniston

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We spoke to the Olympic champion about what she's up to now & why she hates her feet...

Jessica Ennis interview

We sat down for a chat with Team GB icon Jessica Ennis to talk body image and hitting the Champagne.

Are you scoffing takeaways and guzzling wine now the Olympics are over?

'After London 2012 I made a clear decision to give myself a break and take time out to enjoy and celebrate my achievement.

So needless to say, I took advantage of being able to drink wine and Champagne, which I don't tend to have when I am in full time training.

Now that I am back into my regime, I have to be a lot more sensible with my day-to-day diet. Although, being a girl, I do allow myself the odd treat and because I train so often I am generally able to eat quite a lot!'

What three foods are key to your diet and having a good figure?

'Due to the high intensity training required to compete at a professional level, it's really important that I always eat a diet that totally supports my body and provides all the energy and nutrients I need.

So I ensure that I eat a diet that is rich in protein, essential when training to rebuild the muscle. Water is an absolute must for hydration and, finally, I am a huge fan of fruit and vegetables so always make sure that I get at least five a day.'

You are known for having amazing abs, but is there any part of your body you're not happy with?

'I'm sure that everyone has a part of their body they're not happy with! I am not a fan of feet or toes in general, so for me it has to be those.'

Who gives you body envy?

'That's a hard question! It's tricky to pick just one person. I would probably choose different bits from lots of different celebrities if I could, but I always think Jennifer Aniston looks great, as does Jessica Alba.'

What's in your handbag?

'Ooh I have lots in my handbag! I of course carry the essentials, car keys, phone and purse. I also have my iPad, which is great for when I am on the go.

I always carry my make-up bag too and am particularly obsessed with Bobbie Brown lip gloss and eye liners at the moment.'

Jess Ennis is wearing the new adidas women's spring summer collection available at from January 2013



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