03/09/2014 14:04 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Daisy Lowe Is Fighting Fit On Women's Health UK October Cover

Model-turned-baker Daisy Lowe may look like her life is a piece of cake, but the Women's Health UK October cover star has had plenty of struggles with body confidence, as she reveals in a candid new interview with the magazine.

Mark Cant for Women's Health

Looking the picture of glowing health, Daisy was photographed by Mark Cant for the cover (and accompanying shoot) and flaunts her enviable curves in a peach cropped jumper and matching bikini bottoms.

Inside the mag, Daisy models the latest in black Lycra as she talks about how hard she's had to work to make a name for herself in the fashion industry, and how happy and healthy she feels now.

Mark Cant for Women's Health

"The attitude I have now comes from working as hard as I did in an industry I didn't really fit into. Some people think I'm only famous because of my parents, but I worked my a*** off and I'm proud I'm one of the few girls in the industry with curves – boobs, an a***, hips and thighs," she tells Women's Health UK.

The self-confessed cake lover, who recently released her first baking book of delicious but healthy treats, Sweetness and Light, revealed that every time Fashion Week shows would roll around, she'd go on a baking frenzy.

"It was a coping mechanism, it was the rebel inside me thinking I was sticking up for the feminine form.

"But actually I was just shooting myself in the foot, because I wasn't sample size anymore. I used to get caught in that binge, hate cycle. I still do sometimes... It's a battle.

"If I didn't have to fit in to sample sizes I'd be a size 14, easy. I wouldn't bat an eyelid. But ultimately, I love what I do and I don't want to give it up, so I have to be disciplined," she admits.

Part of Daisy's feel-good plan? Cutting sugar from her diet and exercising regularly. She told the mag she aims to work out three times a week and gets motivated by training with friends, like Florence Welch, who introduced her to Soul Cycle last summer.

"Florence is amazing! She has so much energy that when she's not on tour she has to work out at least once or twice a day," Daisy says.

The full interview appears in the Women's Health October issue – on sale Wednesday 3 September. Also available as a digital edition.

Marc Cant for Women's Health