This week Beyonce dropped her Netflix documentary Homecoming: A film by Beyonce, which highlighted the creative process and physically-taxing preparation behind her 2018 Coachella performance. In the two-hour long film, Bey opened up about her weight loss journey which involved a highly restrictive diet.
Through out the documentary, Bey kept it real and gave fans an inside look into the demanding physical commitment in the lead-up to her headlining performance. After giving birth to her twins, Rumi and Sir, she followed a strict dietary regimen to prepare for her big set.
Beyonce didn’t specify the name of her diet, but we think it’s safe to say it’s the Beyonce Coachella Diet.
The diet seemed in line with a vegan ketogenic diet which is focused on moderate protein consumption, high fats, and low carbs, in Beyonce’s case, no carbs. While it worked for her, it is important to note, some experts caution that imitating Beyonce’s extreme diet and fitness routine isn’t likely a long-term solution for weight loss and physical fitness.
The singer removed bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish, and alcohol from her diet and admitted she was “hungry” all the time.
“I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth. I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles.
Standing 5’7 and 218 pounds after her pregnancy, Bey was considered obese according to the woman BMI chart. “What people don’t see is the sacrifice,” explained Beyonce in the doc, Beyonce guesstimates that she was likely burning 1,500 to 2,000 calories a day between SoulCycle spinning classes and rehearsal in order to meet her goals of feeling ready to be back on stage- which she likens to her own “Homecoming.” The singer says she limited herself to “no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol. That’s right: she was on a non-carb, no-sugar, vegan diet—with no cocktails.
Essentially, all Beyonce ate for months was vegetables.
And she gets real about it in Netflix film.
Bey was back at it for eight months of rehearsals. The result was a performance that’s gone down in history, both for making Beyonce the music festival’s first Black female headliner, but also for bringing Black culture to the mainstream with a show that is now being seen around the world.
Beyonce has proven why she is worthy of her crown. some people think they deserve all the good things in life simply because others have them. It never occurs to them that the folks they marvel have probably worked their butts off and made great sacrifices to earn those rewards.
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