kylevox1987 2.0 PRO Posts: 39
I've just watched the recent video Ken posted and he mentions Chicken not being good for us singers. I usually have chicken salad before gigs. Surely if it's cooked by oven, grill or boiled it is healthy? I understand if it was fried it would be a no no. Also he said Pasta was no good, but if it's wholegrain is it okay in moderation?
Personally, I dont take my vocal health so far as restricting my diet. I dont sing professionally, its only a hobby. I do make sure my general diet is as balanced as possible and that I exercise regularly for general health. I also make sure I stay hydrated before, during and after singing and dont eat anything if I can help it at least an hour before.
I personally don't like to sing on a 'full' stomach. So i would prefer to leave some time between eating and singing. If i notice that there is some gunk/phlegm on my chords or in my nasal cavities, i try to make sure to warm up enough. It mostly resolves itself after proper warm ups.