Carrie Underwood likes a good routine. Whether it’s a consistent workout schedule or pre-show ritual, the “Church Bells” singer is a creature of habit.
In a recent interview with Audacy’s Katie Neal, Underwood shared details of her “show day regimen” and revealed that she had a good reason for not switching things up.
“The night of a show, I’m curious, do you have any pre-show rituals once you’ve done soundcheck, once you’ve done glam, once you’ve done meet and greet, is there anything you like to do every night before you hit the stage that like really puts you in show mode or calms you down or amps you up?” Neal asked the 39-year-old.
“I mean, my show days are like very regimented,” Underwood replied. “I have a schedule, I know my schedule, I like my schedule. Um, I basically like to eat the same things on every show day.”
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Neal asked for more specifics about Carrie’s pre-show diet, and the singer replied that she sticks to a veggie-heavy menu.
“I usually eat like these bars for breakfast. They can be different flavors, but they’re like raw and nut butter kind of based. Lunches are maybe some tu-no – not tuna, because I don’t eat meat,” Underwood said. “Something like that or I always eat like Lupini beans, and hummus and veggies are always on the menu.”
The American Idol champ has a great reason for maintaining a strict food routine on days that she will be performing.
“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,” Underwood added. “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.”
Underwood is celebrating the recent release of her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, and is gearing up to hit the road this fall. The singer will be joined by Jimmie Allen for a 43-city Denim & Rhinestones Tour that is scheduled to kick off October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Hear Carrie Underwood’s full interview with Katie Neal in the video below.