By Erin Duvall
Kenny Chesney is one of the healthiest singers in country music. It’s hard to stay on track when you’re living the life of a road warrior, where people eat pizza and drink beer before, during and after the show. Chesney reveals his details of his diet in a recent interview with GQ.
“I load up on carbs early,” he says. “I don’t eat any after 5:00, whether on or off the road.”
On the flip side, Chesney reserves Sunday nights for a cheat meal, which usually includes Mexican or Italian food. “It helps you mentally,” he says. “You have to allow yourself time to get away. I do anyway. I grew up in an area where everything revolves around food.”
Chesney on the Road Diet:
Breakfast : Five scrambled egg whites in coconut oil (plus one real egg, for the fat), with jalapeños, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and cilantro. A fist-sized portion of fruit.
Post Workout Snack: Quest Bar.
Lunch : Salmon or chicken, steamed vegetables, small portion of brown rice.
Dinner : Salmon or chicken (whichever wasn’t for lunch); extra portion of vegetables; cucumbers and tomatoes.
Snacks : “If I get hungry, I’ll eat some raw almonds now and then. It’s fat, but it’s good fat.”
After the show : “Instead of eating pizza and drinking beer, like I used to do 15 years ago, I’ll mix two scoops of chocolate protein powder in water—not a protein shake with a lot of carbs, just pure protein. When I’m in the zone, that’s my fourth meal of the day.”