The CMT Artists of the Year event was held Wednesday night in Nashville, and Artist of a Lifetime recipient Shania Twain stunned on the red carpet in a figure-hugging black La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni jumpsuit.
While walking the carpet, the 51-year-old singer chatted with Entertainment Tonight about how she keeps her figure looking so amazing, revealing that controlling her diet is a big part of how she stays in shape.
"I just have to fight eating a lot of my favorite foods like french fries and any carbohydrates, which is a real drag," Twain explained. "I have to just try to dominate my diet with more proteins. I love vegetables anyways, so that's OK, but it's just really hard keeping the carbs down, but that's what I do! That's my discipline — keeping the carbs down."
Despite her carb restriction, the singer admitted that she does enjoy a good cheat day.
"My favorite junk food is dill pickle chips. It's a Canadian thing!" she said. "I love a lot of cheat things but I try to balance it out and reward myself when I know I've done really well. Like, after tonight, I'm gonna pig out on something really bad!"
Twain added that she enjoys staying active.
"I play a lot of tennis. I love horses so I'm riding all the time," she shared. "I like just staying active."
The singer also spoke about receiving the Artist of a Lifetime honor, sharing that it was an unexpected surprise.
"It just surprised me," Twain explained. "I didn't expect something like this so early in my life. I guess if I could say it that way, I have lived a lot so much already in my life."0comments
"I've had such a long career already, but when I look at all the years left, and all there is still left to achieve, I guess I just thought, 'Wow!' " she added. "I was overwhelmed I guess I could say. It was very emotional."
CMT Artists of the Year airs Thursday on CMT.