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Dahvi Shira
April 18, 2011 09:25 AM

What was the first thing on Chelsea Kane‘s mind after making it through another Dancing with the Stars‘ elimination show?

“I want to eat a burger,” the Disney actress, 22, told PEOPLE backstage. “I am eating excessive amounts of food. I eat a doughnut a day, easily.”

Kane, who explained that her rehearsal space is right next to a doughnut shop, added with a laugh, “Whenever we take a break, we usually wander over and get a Red Bull and a doughnut. This is, of course, the perfect combination for what any dancer needs.”

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All kidding aside, Kane, who is partnered with pro dancer Mark Ballas, admitted, “I’ve been using this show as an excuse to eat whatever I want and not feel bad about it.”

But judging from the way she sounds – and looks – Kane’s current eating habits aren’t hurting her.

“I haven’t lost or gained weight necessarily, but stuff is definitely shifting around,” Kane said. “There are muscles where there weren’t any [before], and it’s been fun to kind of see the transformation.”

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