This Is What Carrie Underwood Eats Every Concert Day

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Health & Lifestyle
Fatima Araos

Carrie Underwood has impressive discipline from fitness and food to how she prepares for her shows.

It’s no secret that the 39-year-old country superstar is passionate about staying healthy through exercise and nutrition (her super-toned body is proof!). And in a recent interview with Audacy, she revealed that she is just as committed to concert preparations.

Underwood has a pre-show ritual that she sticks to every concert day, and much of it involves food. Read the details below.

Her Pre-Show Ritual

When host Katie Neal asked the Denim & Rhinestones artist whether there’s a particular routine that puts her “in show mode” for performances, she replied, “[M]y show days are, like, very regimented. I have a schedule, I know my schedule, I like my schedule. I basically like to eat the same things on every show day.”

Neal wanted to know what exactly those foods were, and the singer got detailed. Scroll to read.

Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner On Concert Days

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For breakfast, Underwood eats raw, nut butter-based bars in different flavors. For lunch, she has “some tuno – not tuna, because I don’t eat meat,” she noted. Another lunch option would be lupini beans, hummus, and vegetables, which she said “are always on the menu.”

Dinner, meanwhile, is “two scrambled eggs and half of an avocado.”

'Gets Me Through The Show'

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The American Idol season 4 winner has a practical reason for following this eating ritual religiously during shows. She explained, “You get to a point where, like, if you eat ‘off script’ in that context, your body doesn’t process it as well, or you feel kinda bloaty, or it makes you feel slow or whatever it is. It’s like, I know what that’s going to do, and it’s good, healthy fats and protein and it gets me through the show without making me feel like I just ate a lot of food.”

She Never Eats Beef

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Even on regular days when she has no concerts, Underwood is still mindful about what she eats. Her decision to avoid beef stemmed from realizing at a young age that the meat came from the cows they were raising on their farm.

In her book, Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, she wrote, “I was self-sufficient by 13, and when [my mother] served beef, I always made something else for myself, like chicken and rice or Boca burgers. I’ve never gone back to eating beef, and I never will.”