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Why Usher doesn’t eat on Wednesdays

Usher is similarly particular about his exercise routines
Usher (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Usher doesn’t eat on Wednesdays.

The 45-year-old music star has revealed that his unusual diet has been inspired by his grandmother.

“I fast, not for religious purposes, but it’s something my grandmother practiced. I fast on Wednesdays. I typically try to start around 11 pm the previous day, then go the entire day on Wednesday just drinking water,” Usher explained while speaking to WSJ Magazine.

Usher is similarly particular about his exercise routines.

“I don’t like to eat breakfast before I’ve worked out or done something physical, taking a walk, stretching or doing yoga, sitting in the sun and raising my body’s natural heat levels. Then I eat,” the award-winning star revealed.

Usher shared that he likes to have a varied workout routine, ensuring he exercises as many muscles as possible.

“Normally, my workout regimen starts either walking or with certain knee activations and reverse walking that I do to really engage my quads, my knees and glutes. Other than that, swimming is a really good thing to get me going, and bike riding. Weight lifting, don’t do a lot of that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Usher recognizes the importance of his mental and emotional well-being.

“I try to wake up early enough to have a moment of reflection. Some days, I may grab a book and read to stimulate my mind. I may sit quietly and meditate. One thing that is a frequent practice is yoga. It really does help to activate my organs and get my mind moving in the right direction — as Tony Robbins would say, ‘make my move,’ you know what I mean?” the “U Remind Me” hitmaker who performed the Super Bowl Halftime Show earlier this year said.

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