Carrie Underwood Diet And Fitness Routine (Revealed)

Take cues from the superstar's workout regime and meal plans to get your glamor on.

Written by , MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Charushila Biswas MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Experience: 6 years
Edited by , BSc, Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health Ravi Teja Tadimalla BSc, Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health Experience: 8 years
Fact-checked by , BEd, MSc (Microbiology), Diploma In Nutrition Aparna Mallampalli BEd, MSc (Microbiology), Diploma In Nutrition Experience: 5 years
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Carrie Underwood’s workout and diet is the talk of the town currently. The famous songstress and mommy of two navigated her weight loss journey through strict restraint on her diet and following an active lifestyle. But as a 36-year-old, losing the post-pregnancy weight was quite a challenging task for her.

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It is difficult for women to lose weight after a certain age, especially after giving birth. We totally understand if you are struggling with it too. Don’t worry – take inspiration from Carrie Underwood’s weight loss journey and start taking baby steps. As new mothers, it is okay not to get your pre-baby body back quickly.

According to a survey with more than 1200 participants, a majority of US adults have altered their eating habits at some point in an effort to lose weight (56%) or improve their physical health (54%). Among those who have tried intermittent fasting, a whopping 87% said the diet helped them lose weight – with 50% rating it “very effective” and 37% rating it “somewhat effective.” Meanwhile, similar numbers of people found success with other diets, such as Weight Watchers (86%) and the keto diet (85%).

Just pay attention to your diet and lifestyle to kickstart your weight loss. Scroll down to learn about how Carrie Underwood lost the post-baby flab and looks so fab now. Swipe up!

Carrie Underwood’s Diet

Carrie Underwood’s Diet
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Carrie Underwood calls herself 95% vegan. She is not too particular about her food being absolutely vegan (no tantrums at restaurants). All that matters to her is where the food is sourced from.

In an interview, Carrie Underwood revealed her love for food. She said, “I love eating and talking about food. I’ve been a vegetarian for seven years. But after seeing a friend who looked amazing and had recently gone vegan, I thought, what’s holding me back?” She added, “I’ll never eat meat again, because I look and feel better without it.”

Sam, a vlogger, followed a vegan diet inspired by Carrie Underwood. She shared her experience with a plant-based diet, mentioning the absence of cravings for animal products. About Carrie and her vegan diet, she said, “I think her transparency and just being open about this was refreshing. It made it seem less scary, and it made it seem doable (i).”

In a candid talk with SELF, Carrie Underwood talked about her diet. Here’s your number one tip from this seven-time Grammy winner!

Carrie Underwood’s Breakfast

Carrie Underwood’s Breakfast
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Do not skip it. It is fuel for your brain. Despite being a busy singer and mom, Carrie Underwood makes sure that she gets a good dose of protein and fiber the first thing in the morning.

Breakfast for her is either “A vanilla smoothie with pea protein powder, half a banana, a cup of berries, almond milk and ice. Or I’ll make a tofu scramble with whatever I’ve got in the fridge, like spinach, onions and peppers, with salsa on top. If I’m working out in the morning, I’ll also have an orange or a grapefruit. And black coffee. I like a little caffeine boost!”

She is not overdoing it – no fancy ingredients, no fuss. For a mom of two, nothing works better than a quick breakfast that you can consume while running behind your toddler with a spoon of Cerelac!


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Alternatively, you can also add 2 teaspoons of honey or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to enhance the flavour of the vanilla smoothie with protein powder.

Carrie Underwood’s Lunch

Ever since she turned vegan, Carrie Underwood started consuming mock chicken. She loves throwing in some veggies with the mock chicken. “I do a stir-fry with pre-cut veggies. I like broccoli, carrots, broccoli slaw, fake chicken and onions. I eat it with brown rice and season it with Bragg Liquid Aminos, then I’m good to go. It’s a lot of food but not a lot of fat or calories.”

Carrie Underwood’s Snack

Everyone loves snacking! Carrie Underwood loves snacking on a protein bar. But, you have to be careful while buying a protein bar because some protein bars can be high in calories and contain additives. Check the label to know the nutrition values.

I recommend that you make a batch of homemade protein bars with granola, dates, flaxseeds, black sesame seeds, and organic jaggery. You may also have popcorn or kale chips if you crave for something savory.

Carrie Underwood’s Dinner

Carrie Underwood’s Dinner
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Dinnertime is quite exciting for Carrie Underwood. She eats a vegan burger! It is all vegetables or has a piece of tofu in it.

To be on the safe side, I would not recommend consuming a burger at night, especially if it is loaded with barbeque sauce. You may have 3 oz grilled fish or tofu with grilled veggies. A cup of mushroom soup or clear chicken soup will also serve the purpose.

Carrie Underwood’s Pre-Event Diet

Carrie Underwood’s Pre-Event Diet
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Before any event, Carrie makes sure that she lays off starch. She told SELF, “I lay off starches. I’m not a fan of the no-carb thing; you’re going to get yourself in trouble that way. So I have lots of veggies and fruit but no other starches or bread.”

Now, let’s get to the not-so-fun part – workout. Apart from following these healthy eating habits, Carrie also workouts to stay in shape. Being married to NHL player Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood gets her regular dose of exercise at the gym. Here’s what she does to keep herself fit.

Carrie Underwood’s Workout Routine

Carrie Underwood’s Workout Routine
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Carrie Underwood revealed, “I’ve been pretty consistent with exercise for the past several years. Growing up, I was semisporty but didn’t really do much. If I’d kept on that path, it wouldn’t have ended well! I’m from the South, where there’s a lot of fried food, and that’s bound to show.”

So, how does she manage to burn all those calories? By playing cards!

“I take a deck of cards and assign each suit a body area—say, diamonds for arms, hearts for legs, spades for core and clubs for cardio. I split the deck in half and write down exercises for each suit, a different one for each half.” And then, “flip over the six of hearts, I’ll do six squats. If the next card is ace of diamonds, that’s 14 push-ups. Sometimes I’ll make spades boxing and beat the crap out of the bag for however many punches the number on the card says.”

She added, “Having different exercises for each half of the deck keeps me from getting bored. I make sure there’s a joker in each half—that’s a mile run on the treadmill. Then I go through the whole deck. With a 15-minute warm-up on the elliptical, it takes about an hour and a half total, but it’s fun because you’ve designed the workout yourself.”

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Wow! Who would have thought about working out like that! Carrie Underwood loves working out with her husband.

She said, “Mike and I worked out together—once. He wanted to do leg throws, where I lie down, he stands up and I grab his ankles and raise my legs in the air. The idea is for him to push my legs down so they touch the floor, then I lift up again. But he pushed them down so hard, my legs just hit the floor. I was like, ‘I’m smaller than you! Lighten up!'”

Just like her diet, she also has a special workout before an event. Here’s what she does.

Pre-Event Workout

Pre-Event Workout
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Before every event, she makes sure to get the right dose of exercise.

Remember, vigorous workouts or more sets and reps don’t necessarily mean a better workout session. You can get tired and experience muscle pain.

She revealed that she does “more cardio and fewer weights than usual. Although strength training is important, I don’t want to look too muscular on the red carpet. On the morning of this shoot, for instance, if I’d done weights, my muscles would be puffy and I’d have felt bigger all day.”

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It is recommended to focus on stretches and a healthy meal to enjoy the pre-workout effect before an important event.
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So, new mommies and women who want to drop a few pounds – take care of your lifestyle. Eat clean, exercise, and spend time with your family and yourself to improve your overall wellness. Remember, you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself. As Carrie Underwood says, “I don’t feel like I have as much to prove. I want to look and feel good, and do well on stage, sure, but I also want to enjoy myself.”

Infographic: Carrie Underwood’s Diet Routine To Stay Fit

Carrie Underwood has inspired many with her fitness journey. It is quite hard for women to change their routines and lifestyles to shred those excess pounds. But Carrie made it look easy to stay fit with her fitness regime. In addition, she was kind enough to share her diet routine to motivate other women to become healthier. Check out the infographic below to learn more about her diet, which comprises natural ingredients prepared in healthy methods.

carrie underwood’s diet routine to stay fit (infographic)

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Carrie Underwood’s workout and diet have impacted her weight loss journey and helped her lose her post-pregnancy weight. Her diet was 95% vegan and consisted of a high-protein breakfast and lunch, many veggies, and mock chicken. In addition, she snacked on protein bars and dinner recipes that included a vegan burger with a lot of vegetables and tofu. While meal planning she stayed away from starches and included lots of fruits and vegetables. In addition, she used to stick to her exercise routine by playing cards and following the number of repetitions mentioned on the cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size is Carrie Underwood?

Carrie Underwood’s body measurements are:
• Chest Size: 34 inches
• Waist Size: 23 inches
• Hips Size: 33 inches

Does Carrie Underwood have a trainer?

Carrie Underwood has been training with her trainer, Eve Overland, for over a decade. Together, they design workouts for Fit52, Carrie Underwood’s fitness app. Overland also helps the singer get performance-ready.

Does Carrie Underwood take supplements?

It’s unclear whether Carrie Underwood takes supplements, as she has not publicly discussed this.

How many hours a week does Carrie Underwood workout?

Carrie Underwood works out around six days a week, usually for an hour a day, but the exact number of hours can vary depending on her schedule and goals.

What is Carrie Underwood’s favorite type of exercise?

Carrie Underwood enjoys a variety of exercises, including strength training, cardio, and yoga, but she has mentioned in interviews that running is one of her favorite exercises.

How has Carrie Underwood’s workout and diet changed over the years?

Over the years, Carrie Underwood has experimented with different types of exercise and eating habits. She has mentioned that she used to be a cardio-only person but has since incorporated more strength training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into her routine. Additionally, she has tried different diets, including a vegetarian and a vegan diet, to which she has stuck to, to this day.

Key Takeaways

  • Carrie’s diet was 95% vegan, including a protein-rich breakfast and lunch, vegetables, and fake chicken.
  • Her pre-event diet mainly consisted of lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Carrie used to follow her fitness regimen by playing cards and following the number of repetitions recommended on the cards.
  • She included fewer weights and more cardio in her workouts.
Carrie Underwood Diet And Fitness Routine (Revealed)

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Charushila Biswas

Charushila BiswasHealth & Wellness Writer

Charushila is an ISSA certified Fitness Nutritionist and a Physical Exercise Therapist. Over a span of 6 years, she has authored more than 400 articles on diet, lifestyle, exercises, healthy food, and fitness equipment. She strives to inform, educate, and motivate her readers via authentic, straightforward, and fact-checked information. After completing her master's in biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology,...read full bio

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