With five Grammys, multi-platinum records, American Idol winner-turned-country music superstar Carrie Underwood has accomplished a lifetime’s worth of treasures in just a handful of years. The radiant 28-year-old began singing in her childhood growing up in rural Oklahoma. She also stopped eating red meat as a young teen because of her love for the animals. “I grew up on a farm,” she said. “Once I learned why we had a farm, that was that.”
She has always been veg-leaning, and put her compassion into practice through rescuing stray animals.
Then, in 2011, Carrie became a vegan for health reasons. She found out that she was lactose intolerant, or unable to digest animal-derived milk – as are a majority of us/as are 60% of us adults, according to one study.
In a recent interview with Ecorazzi.com, the gifted and hard-working singer/songwriter/actress talked about the effort she puts in to stay fit amidst her busy schedule, which shows no sign of slowing down!
“I do my best to eat healthy and work out. I am a vegan, so that certainly helps. It’s hard to be vegan and not stay pretty lean.”
The health-conscious Carrie loves her snacks, saying, “I eat almonds, apples, dried fruit (with no added sugar … [I] don’t understand why they add sugar to fruit), raw fruit and nut bars, maybe a few squares of super dark chocolate, and veggies and hummus… I am such a label reader and always take my food with me everywhere.”
Carrie added that most of the time, it’s hard for her to find quick and nutritious food to eat in her busy life. Her solution?
“I always make my own food ahead of time and take it with me. That way, I know exactly what’s in it and I can still stay healthy and satisfied when I’m working.”
With such a wholesome lifestyle, it’ll be no surprise to see this vegan star soar ever higher in success for many more years to come, especially with her fantastic new single out called “Good Girl”.
We wish Carrie a very happy birthday!