Country music queen Carrie Underwood became a vegan when, contemplating the cattle raised on her parents' farm, "it hit me that these cute little animals that were running around playing would become someone's dinner. Eating them made me feel guilty," she told Women's Health. So what does this virtuous vegan do to stay slim? Carrie relies on a food diary, counting calories and Whole Foods.
“I discovered that writing down everything I eat makes such a difference, because you never realize how much you’re consuming unless you read it later in the day,” she told Shape magazine. She tracks every calorie and uses the detailed calorie book "The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter," by Allan Borushek. “I use this book when I’m on the road and have to eat out,” she says. “It has chain restaurants’ menus and lists the calories, carbs, and fat for every dish, so I’m always prepared." (To order the "The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat, & Carbohydrate Counter 2013," click here.)
In addition, Carrie is a believer in Whole Foods, including their apps for dieters. She says that she uses it for shopping lists, recipes and location help. "It's all, like, healthy-living stuff," she said to USA Today. "When we're traveling, I have to look up Whole Foods. I love the grocery store."