Elizabeth Hurley "wolfs" down her food.

The 45-year-old actress admitted she's got into a "terrible" habit of eating too quickly, and so she is now consciously trying to chew her food for longer.

She said: "I'd got into a terrible habit of wolfing my food - hardly chewing at all. I really try to chew everything now and it's made a massive difference to my digestion and I think it makes you eat less.

"I'm also trying not to eat so late at night, which again helps your digestion."

The brunette beauty - who has an eight-year-old son Damian - explained she puts pressure on herself to maintain her trim figure, and has managed to lose 8lbs in the last few months.

Elizabeth added to Britain's Hello! magazine: "I put myself under pressure to remain slim because I still model my own bikinis and I've lost about 8lbs in the last few months.

"The first thing most people ask me when they meet me is, 'How do you stay slim?' My organic snack bars are one of my secrets. They're under 100 calories and help me resist crisps and chocolate."