OFFSTAGE: Little Big Town’s Highway to Health

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When the ladies of Little Big Town are out on the road, food temptations are everywhere. So bandmembers Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman have a way to deal with it. “We both adhere to the philosophy of not denying yourself a sweet. We want to enjoy life, so we take a bite then put it down or just eat something small,” Fairchild told Shape magazine. “I actually went without sugar for two weeks and then ended up at Krispy Kreme. I need to have small morsels of sweets,” Schlapman admitted. Other health tips they shared? Fairchild loves Barre Method classes when she’s home in Nashville, and even when she’s out on the road, she can stream the ones from Releve One. Schlapman says she does squats and leg lifts even when she’s traveling. And for both women, portion control is key to staying slim. “After shows is probably the hardest to be disciplined. You come offstage and are always really hungry,” Fairchild said. “So that’s when it’s all about making a good choice.”

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