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Miranda Lambert: Country Star, Dog Rescuer

The singer/songwriter talks about staying healthy, her new album, and why she loves helping dogs.
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Miranda Lambert's Dogs continued...

According to Weiss, the vast majority of shelters strive to be "no-kill," which generally means they only euthanize an animal if he is suffering.

One of MuttNation's biggest successes was raising enough money to help the Humane Society of East Texas -- once a shelter that euthanized animals -- become no-kill. MuttNation has raised a half million dollars over the last four years for the shelter. Lambert says it's frustrating that some people have preconceived ideas about shelter dogs. "They think the dogs are used, or they're not as good as purebreds, and that's just not true," she says. Rescue pups have a unique appreciation that you don't find in dogs you'd get from a breeder, she adds. "Any kind of rescue dog -- they really know you've saved their life."

Miranda Lambert's Workout Playlist

"Stronger," Kelly Clarkson

"Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood

"Hell on Heels," Pistol Annies

"Run the World (Girls)," Beyoncé

"Love in an Elevator," Aerosmith

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!," Shania Twain

"Smokin' the Boys," Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound

"You and I," Lady Gaga

Miranda Lambert's Diet

Crutchfield has also helped Lambert change her approach to food. "Oh my God, I have tried every diet," she says. "I feel like if you're on one of these diets where your heart's not in it, it's not going to help you. Now, I know making a lifestyle change will work better than a diet in the long run."

Lambert is proud of her Texas roots -- she boasts about her hunting and fishing successes, and she loves her cold beer and barbecue. But these days she eats fewer carbohydrates and more fruits, vegetables, and animal protein. She might have a grilled chicken salad while the rest of the band eats pizza. The only snacks she allows on the bus are almonds and low-fat string cheese. Crutchfield, who advocates small meals every few hours, works with the band caterer to make sure Lambert is getting the right foods. He whips up drinks for her in the juicer at lunchtime, occasionally slipping in beets or greens.

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