Dierks Bentley’s Eating Habits Are Not for Everyone

This isn't exactly a lesson is balanced diets.



NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 22: Dierks Bentley performs onstage during the Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots' Million Dollar Show for St. Jude at the Ryman Auditorium on January 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for St. Jude)

Photo by: Jason Kempin

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If you want to come a little closer to eating like Dierks Bentley does when he’s touring, here’s what you’ll need to do:

1: Skip the big breakfast and lunch and scarf down the lion’s share of your calories after 5:30 p.m.

2: Make that big evening meal a giant, fully loaded salad, and go nuts on the protein.

3: Top that off, around 8:30 p.m., with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — Bentley doesn’t specify whether he prefers chunky or smooth PB or the flavor of jelly, so feel free to customize — and (hang onto your backwards baseball cap) “a lot of alcohol to lock in the energy boost,” the country music star recently told People.

To be clear — and for weight-aware eaters who are appropriately aghast — Bentley isn’t advocating his diet as a model for others to follow, unless by others you mean musical artists powering through an intense performing schedule, pacing themselves for peak energy at 9:30 p.m. (And maybe not even then …)

Bentley says that, when he’s on the road, he’s all about harnessing his energy for his shows, when he definitely doesn’t want to settle for a slowdown. And when he’s not on tour, though apparently fond of beer and steak, he does try to incorporate healthy foods into his diet. “My eating habits aren’t really made for people who aren’t dancing around the stage like an idiot every night,” Bentley admitted to People.

So binger beware — if you start a new nightly PB&J and cocktail routine, you may also want to take up nightly idiotic dancing.

Photo courtesy: GettyImages, Jason Kempin / Staff

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