"As long as you take care of yourself and are healthy, who cares if your jeans fit."

By By Didi Gluck
Updated: November 12, 2017
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Kelsea Ballerini may sing about hardship, but her real life is right on track. The country music darling just dropped her sophomore album, Unapologetically, and has a tour on the horizon. Here's how the rock star summons her energy while she's working it.

Bye-Bye Junk Food

"Growing up, if it wasn't waffles, I wouldn't eat it. But one of my friends started a healthy-food delivery service, and she left me meals two or three times a week, and I felt so much better. That helped me understand how good food keeps you healthy." (Related: Which Is *Actually* the Healthiest and Cheapest Meal Delivery Service?)

Food Must-Haves

"I'm obsessed with hummus. I have a tiny rider on tour. The two things on it are hummus and coconut LaCroix. They're my go-tos for energy. (These recipes made with energizing foods will power you through your day.)

I'm really healthy, 80 percent of the time, but I believe in the power of Chicken McNuggets for real. I'm never going to be that girl who doesn't eat what I want every now and again. A couple times a week I can have a meal, dessert or snack that I just want."

The Imitation Game

"My personal goal is to have toned Carrie Underwood legs, so I started working out with her trainer, Erin Oprea, when I'm in Nashville." (Read up on Carrie Underwood's top fitness and beauty tips.)

Breaking a Sweat

"I love to move around on stage. I love to be animated and run around. So being able to sing and breathe at same time, you need endurance. I work out on tour, off tour, and to get ready to tour. I recently took up running and cycling for endurance. I want to break a sweat every day."

Good & Bad Days

"I love Nashville so much. I love to sleep in, stay in my jammies until 11. Make breakfast, go for a walk in the park or by the river, then maybe try a new restaurant or roof-top bar.

On bad days, I let myself feel it. If I'm having a bloated day, I wear stretchy pants. That's ok. We're human. We're allowed to have days we're not our best. As long as you take care of yourself and are healthy, who cares if your jeans fit."

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