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Collier Sutter
Updated December 15, 2017

After a little trial and error, Rita Ora has figured out what her version of a healthy lifestyle looks like.

The “Your Song” singer, who will release her first-ever worldwide album this March, likes to start each day feeling her best—and one meal in particular helps her do that.

“I always have egg whites with salmon every morning without fail, I don’t eat anything else,” she told PEOPLE.  “Or I have like boiled eggs with salmon. I always have a bit of protein and I don’t have normal scrambled eggs, I do egg whites.

While promoting Absolut’s Open Mic Project, a campaign that provides an online platform to give a voice to millions through music, the pop star and actress in the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed movie explained that she doesn’t have time to fall off her game, so she has a meal plan in place to keep on track.

“I don’t have any breads, and I just have like chicken, and vegetables and I drink a lot of juices and a lot of water,” she says.

When the singer is home in London—and her mom, who lives around the corner, isn’t adorably bringing by dinner—she has another staple meal she likes whipping up.

“I’m not the best cook, but I definitely have my go-to meals,” she says. “Right now I’m doing like chicken and cauliflower rice—cauliflower rice is my new discovery by the way because it’s like rice but with no carbs. That’s major.”

But Ora also shared that she has no problem compromising for some real carbs sometimes. “If I want a sandwich or whatever I’ll do like half a sandwich, take half of the bread off and do like an Italian open type of sandwich vibe,” she adds.

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Albeit her current food regime, the performer definitely did have a junk-food-loving phase once upon a time, though decided that lifestyle wasn’t for her.

“I’ve done the whole binge thing. I’ve been on tour, ‘stop at a fast food restaurant’ thing and it just does not feel good, like it feels good in the moment and then an hour later you’re like ‘Oh my god I feel sick,'” she says. “And I don’t have time to get sick!”

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