Canadian pop sensation Avril Lavigne has given up on dairy and embarked on a more healthy diet, after filling up on junk food during a recent tour.

The 20-year-old COMPLICATED singer admits she felt compelled to step in and alter her eating habits after realising how badly her diet had deteriorated.

She says, "On my last tour I ate so badly. Every morning I'd start eating chips, dip and macaroni cheese as soon as I got up, and every night we'd order pizza and drink beer. How gross is that?

"Now I avoid dairy because I don't like how it makes me feel. Instead I eat avocados, tomatoes, tuna, almonds, Brazil nuts, and water. Sometimes I'll have a diet pop, but I try not to because it makes me really hyper."

20/10/2004 09:10