Beyonce’s Diet: Everything About the 22-Day Plant Based Diet Queen Bey was On to Get into Shape
Beyonce’s Diet: Everything About the 22-Day Plant Based Diet Queen Bey was On to Get into Shape (Photo Credits: Instagram and Pixabay)

We love Beyoncé. Queen Bey has her own style, physique, personality and a tinge of Beyoncé-ness that no other can match. Like, if you are not a Beyoncé lover, do you even exist? Well, while the queen is super amazing, Beyonce also has her own share of weight struggles, just like all of us. And the "Hold up" singer just proved it by revealing to us her weight right before Coachella, 2018 and how she took up a "22 Days Nutrition plan" to help her get in shape before hitting the Coachella, 2018 stage. In the video, Beyonce admits that she didn’t feel like her "body" was her's and that she had a "long way to go." The video starts with Beyonce saying "Good morning, it’s five a.m., and this is day one of rehearsals for Coachella." in front of a weighing machine in a video titled Beyoncé – 22 Days Nutrition, uploaded on July 24. Is Going for Vegan Diet Healthy? Pros and Cons of Veganism.

"Every woman’s nightmare…this is my weight, 175. Long way to go. Let’s get it," she said while stepping onto the weighing machine. She opted for a plant-based diet that shuns any kind of refined food items like bread, junk food, any kind of unhealthy carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish and alcohol. The "100 percent plant-based diet" was supervised by exercise physiologist and Beyoncé’s friend, Marco Borges. Marco advocates the plant-based diet in the video saying, "Plant-based [diet] is really about eliminating all the overly processed foods that don’t do us any good anyway. When you’re eating plant-based you’ll definitely have more energy, you’ll definitely sleep better, you’re definitely going to have improved complexion, you’re mood is going to change completely." Pros and Cons of Keto Diet: Brief Overview of Low Carb High Fat Ketogenic Food.

What Is Plant-Based Diet?

Plants-based diets have shown great results when it comes to weight loss. The diet is very different from the vegetarian or vegan diet, even though they are often confused with each other. If you are on a plant-based diet, processed and canned foods such as soups and packaged meats, refined grains, any kind of packaged, refined snack-foods like potato chips, nachos and sugar-sweetened beverages like caffeinated beverages are strictly not allowed. Your diet majorly includes healthy fibre-rich, whole grains, fresh and seasonal fruits and leafy vegetables, legumes like dals/lentils, beans, peas, variety of nuts and healthy oils such as olive oil. Although it is called the plant-based diet, fresh meat, fish, poultry can be consumed in smaller amount only if made in a way that involves less oil and boiling as the method of cooking. World Vegetarian Day 2018: 7 High-Protein Vegetarian Foods For A Plant-Based Diet. 

Benefits of Plant-Based Diet

Plant-Based Diets have been lauded for their health and weight loss benefits. Such diets also help detox your body and lower the strain on your colon. If you opt for a plant-based diet on a regular basis you lower the risk of disease, especially heart ailments. Why A Plant-Based, Vegetarian Diet May Be Healthier According to Ayurveda.

Plant-based diets are beneficial for the following ailments:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain types of cancers
  • Obesity

How is Plant-Based Diet Different from Veganism and Vegetarian Diet?

Plant-Based Diet is often confused with vegetarian or vegan diets. Getting on a vegetarian diet means to refrain from eating any meat, including fish, or poultry. People usually become vegetarians for religious, cultural, ethical reasons, especially in countries like India. On the other hand, vegans do not eat any kind of food that comes from animals which also includes milk. People usually turn to veganism for health reasons or simply because they want to not eat animals. What’s The Difference Between Vegetarianism and Veganism?

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The idea behind getting on a plant-based diet is to add high-fibre, nutrient-rich plant-based foods and not just refrain yourself from junk food. You have to strike a balance between removing the wrongs from your diet and adding the rights. High-quality plant-based foods, often associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, are becoming highly popular among celebs.