The hills are alive with the sound of Carrie Underwood, who will be starring in a remake of "The Sound of Music" in December. She recently dished on her vegetarian diet, passion for yoga and favorite plant-based foods, reported Life and Style magazine on October 13.
Carrie credits her love of animals for her vegetarian lifestyle, even though she was raised on a farm in Oklahoma.
"Animals were my pets, and the thought of eating my pets freaked me out," she explains. And she's still a pet lover: Carrie even maintains a separate Twitter account for her doggone arf-adorable dogs Ace and Penny, who provide the world with tweets such as the recent "Yes yes...I am adorable! Thank you and good night!"
However, Carrie recently told the Guardian that it was difficult when she was young and living at home to be a vegetarian.
"Growing up where I grew up it was hard to cut out meat altogether. It was really when I moved away and I was doing my own shopping that I could go vegetarian," she recalled.
Now a strict vegetarian for many years, Carrie's healthy diet features protein-packed plant-based foods:
- Breakfast: oatmeal
- Snacks: almonds, baby carrots and Kashi cereal
- Lunch and dinner: Cheese, black bean quesadillas and veggie burgers.
When it comes to fitness, Carrie is dedicated. Even when she's on the road, she makes time to work out. When a hotel recently had only old equipment, "we moved the furniture back and did squats, lunges, and crunches."
Carrie's passionate about yoga. Her typical daily routine begins with yoga, weight-lifting and cardiovascular. And her trainer has a trick to keep Carrie's muscles loose: A foam roller. Dr. Mehmet Oz recently revealed on his show how you can use foam rollers to even ease chronic pain: Read all about it by clicking here.