Avril Lavigne in Bikini Top Presents Billie Eilish With VMA
Avril Lavigne is back on MTV—at the Video Music Awards anyway, appearing last night in a pink, plaid suit by Area that had a crystal bra top, alongside singer Mod Sun. She was there to present Billie Eilish with the Video For Good award. Lavigne boasts an almost 20-year long career, with incredible alternative and pop-punk songs like "Complicated," "I'm With You," "My Happy Ending," and "Girlfriend," in her repertoire. However, she has also made news for her health, after revealing that she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which caused a hiatus. Read on to see seven ways Avril Lavigne stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!
She's A Vegetarian
Lavigne has been open about being a vegetarian since 2007. According to the Daily Mail, a pizzeria in Lavigne's hometown of Ontario had to take down a sign saying "Home of Avril Lavigne's Favorite Pizza." "I don't eat mushroom or pepperoni anymore," she says. "Meat's not so good for you." Lavigne says she does cheat occasionally. "I cheat sometimes, I eat fast food. But 90% of the time, I'm on a vegan diet."
She Has Followed A Macrobiotic Diet
Lavigne also followed a macrobiotic diet that balances her energy. "I take care of myself, I eat right. I can't be eating stuff that makes me tired." Lavigne's diet includes tofu, whole grains, and vegetables as staple foods, she has said. "Many experts recommend filling your plate with foods that grow from the ground. Decades of research suggests that the best diet for cancer prevention is all about plants. That means lots of fruits, vegetables and legumes, and little to no meat or other animal products," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Eats All Organic Food on The Road
Back when Lavigne was traveling to perform, she said: "When I'm on tour, I stuff my fridge full with organic food and stick to that." "There is a growing body of evidence that shows some potential health benefits of organic foods when compared with conventionally grown foods," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Took A Break From Her Career
After her Lyme Disease left her bedridden for two years, Lavigne decided to slow down her career, and put her recordings on hold. "I've really had the time to be able to just be present, instead of being, like, a machine: studio, tour, studio, tour. This is the first break I've ever taken since I was 15," she admitted to Hello!.
She's Very Spiritual
Lavigne revealed to People that her spirituality helped her with her health crisis. "I'm a very spiritual person, and I definitely did turn to God during that experience," she says. Lavigne says that her faith helps her feel grateful for her progress. "When you go through something like that, you realize how fulfilling simple things are — things I could do anymore, like being able to get up in the morning and go to the kitchen and grab a cup of coffee," she says. "It taught me patience; it taught me being more present. That was a beautiful lesson."
She Turned To Music To Heal Her
Lavigne's spirituality came through in her songwriting as well. "Music really lifted me up and made me feel better," she told People. "I was able to take a hard time in my life and make the best out of a circumstance that was I was going through. … At first I didn't know I was making an album — I just naturally turned to songwriting in a time of healing."