Miranda Lambert was born and raised in Texas. Her first public appearance was at age 16 when she performed on the talent show, the Johnnie High Country Music Revue (LeAnn Rimes also got her start here). Lambert’s father taught her to play guitar and in 2001 she recorded an album independently. Lambert then appeared in the talent competition Nashville Star and received a contract offer from Epic Records. Her debut album Kerosene hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Country chart and went platinum. She is considered to be one of the greatest country artists ever and has received more Academy of Country Music Awards than anyone else. Lambert has several endorsement deals with products including Cotton Inc., DSW shoes and Ram trucks. In 2009, Lambert founded an animal rescue foundation with her mother called MuttNation. She has millions of followers on social media. She was once married to singer Blake Shelton, and she married Brendan McLoughlin, a NYPD officer, in 2019. Lambert it 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 125 lbs.
Miranda Lambert’s Diet
Like many people, Lambert tried all sorts of fad diets through the years. Following her split from Blake Shelton, Lambert wanted to lose a few pounds that had crept on due to stress. She was asked by a diet company to endorse their product but it involved losing 40 lbs., which Lambert thought was too much. Instead, she lost 20 lbs. on her own by following a common-sense diet consisting of things like lean animal protein, fats from healthy sources like nuts, and complex carbs from veggies and fresh fruit. Even though she loves her Cheetos, she knows they’re not doing anything for her health or her waistline and avoids them.
- Low-Medium Carb 20% 20%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
- Medium Fat 40% 40%
A K.I.S.S. Diet Plan
Lambert says while she has tried a lot of different diets out there, what worked for her was eating the same thing every day, in her case, chicken breast, a green salad and a sweet potato. Studies show that limiting food choices can help you lose weight.
Lambert admits to less than stellar eating habits, like drowning her veggies in dressing, but since all those extra calories weren’t helping her achieve her weight loss goals, she started drinking a green juice each day.
Ditch the Scale
Lambert calls the scale ‘your worst enemy.’ She judges by how her clothes fit instead.
The Garden of Eatin’
Lambert grows some of her own vegetables, guaranteeing they’re super fresh.
What to Eat
Lean Animal Protein
What to Avoid
Lambert on Veggie Juice
‘If I don’t eat anything else green that day, I feel like I’ve got my green in.’
Lambert on Dieting
‘You get tired of any diet. I’ve tried everything.’
Lambert on How She Lost Weight
‘I just literally would make grilled chicken breast, sweet potato, salad. There was no miracle.’
Lambert on Skinny People
‘Real skinny actresses make me hungry. I see them and think, “Honey, you need to eat!”’
Lambert on Cheetos
‘I don’t want Cheetos anywhere around me!’
Miranda Lambert’s Fitness Routine
Mix It Up
Lambert takes English riding lessons. She says the physicality allows her to clear her mind, all while getting in a good workout.
Just Move It
Lambert makes an effort to squeeze in a little exercise wherever, such as doing jumping jacks or running the stairs.
See It to Believe It
Lambert says she’ll visualize someone with a great body to motivate herself to move faster.
Lambert isn’t a fan of traditional exercise, and so she improvises, such as doing some of her high school cheerleader routines. Cheerleading is a form of high-intensity exercise or HIIT, and can really help you get, and stay, in shape.
Lambert works with a trainer to help motivate her to do ‘the stuff nobody loves,’ such as circuit training and bodyweight exercises.
Lamber isn’t big on pounding the pavement for an extended run, so she compromises by alternating between running and walking. She’ll run for the length of one song, then walk the next.
A Miranda Lambert Routine
Run-walk, alternating songs, or by time.
Do jumping jacks.
Cheerleading routines/other HIIT sequences
Run the stairs when you see them.
Take horseback riding lessons
Get some movement into your day, every day.
Do what motivates you.
Lambert on Motivation
‘If I put on Britney [Spears], I can picture Britney’s body, and I’m like, “Oh, faster!”’
Lambert on Her Approach to Exercise
‘I don’t have any rhyme or reason to my fitness routine or dieting.’
Lambert on Running with Her Husband
‘He does a pity run with me, and then he does his real run.’
Lambert on Running
I hate running, like, in huge letters.’
Miranda Lambert’s Supplements
If Lambert is taking any supplements, she’s keeping it on the down-low, but here are some supplements that would be beneficial on diet’s similar to Miranda Lambert’s.
Probiotics help you get the most out of your food and improve immunity.
Vitamin D supports overall health and immunity and elderberry also gives immunity a boost, which is especially important for people who travel a lot. It can also reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms.
Lambert also admits to not loving her greens. While she juices, a greens supplement can help provide those essential phytonutrients including anti-aging, health-promoting antioxidants.
Lambert has a hectic lifestyle and adaptogens can help: ashwagandha manages stress, cordyceps mushrooms increase stamina, and goji berries boost energy, give a sense of well-being, and improve sleep. Rhodiola is another natural herb that has been used for centuries to improve mood and decrease stress.
Miranda Lambert’s Lifestyle
Lambert’s parents led a rollercoaster life, as private investigators in the Bill Clinton scandal, and then losing it all in the 90s economic downturn. The family was homeless for a time.
Lambert met her husband NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin when he was stationed as a security guard during Lambert’s appearance on Good Morning America. They married just 2 months later.
Lambert’s animal charity runs adoption drives, offers emergency disaster relief and hoarding rescues and supports animal shelters.
Toughness Is Genetic
Her parents founded a faith-based ministry and took in victims of domestic violence, which Lambert says taught her a lot about staying strong. The song ‘Gunpowder & Lead’ is about one of the women she met during that time.
The Lamberts eventually rented a house and lived a subsistence life, raising their own chickens, baking bread and growing their own vegetables. The only thing they bought from the store was milk. Lambert owns a farm today in Tennessee. It has 400 acres and a 3500+ square-foot ‘rustic’ house.
Lambert on Her Music
‘My music is about being strong, even in your vulnerability.’
Lambert on Life in the Public Eye
‘People always look for a reason to hammer you for something, whether it’s your weight or your marriage.’
Lambert on Animals
‘I think the unconditional love you get from an animal, especially a dog, is better than anything else.’
Lambert on Taking a Stand
‘If you don’t stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do?’
Lambert on Suffering
‘Heartbreak is good fuel for country songs.’
Lambert on Hairspray
‘I live on hairspray. The bigger the hair, the closer to God.’
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