Want to Look like Carrie Underwood? Put Down the Bread Basket


Carrie Underwood covers November’s issue of Shape Magazine, and offers her tips for a flat tummy. Hint: It involves putting down the bread basket.

“I’m vegan and I love bread, but recently, I started making dinner a breadless meal,” Carrie tells Shape. “I’ll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I’ll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I’ll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!”

In addition to bypassing the bread, the new mom, who only gained 30 pounds while pregnant, makes sure to exercise every day.  “After I had [7-month-old] Isaiah, my goal was to take control of my body again,” she said. “I can do [Tabata] at home in about a half hour. I’m in love with it! It’s hard, but it really works. I choose seven different exercises, like squats, lunges, or push-ups, and do eight rounds of each—20 seconds on, 20 seconds off for eight rounds. It really revs up my metabolism.”