The secret is out! Beyoncé stole the show at this year’s Met Gala, flaunting her trim figure in a almost-naked Givenchy dress that left us all amazed. And now the singer is finally revealing the secrets behind the vegan diet that she says transformed her life.
In the foreword for Marco Borge's 22-Day Revolution, Beyoncé credits Borge’s vegan diet plan with helping her get into the “best shape” of her life. The diet completely bans meat, eggs, dairy, alcohol and processed foods for 22 days, swapping those items out for a whole-food and plant-based recipes.
Beyoncé, who has often expressed her love for fried foods, said that she made a serious effort to change her eating habits following the birth of her and Jay Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy, in 2012. It was a tough change for the singer, but she encourages readers that “if a Houston-born foodie like me can do it, you can too. You just need to try it for 22 days.”
“After having my daughter, I made a conscious effort to regain control of my health and my body,” she said. “But I didn’t want to do a crash diet. I was a mom now. I needed to change my ways and set an example for my child.” Bey added that she and Jay Z tried the diet for 22 days in November 2013 and enjoyed it so much that they decided to adopt the vegan lifestyle for good.
She first showed off the results of her new healthy eating plan while doing promo following the surprise release of her self-titled fifth studio album in December 2013.
And over one year after adopting the vegan diet, Beyoncé shut down the red carpet at the Met Gala on Monday night in a gorgeous sheer gown that showed off all of her fabulous curves.
Beyoncé, who says she lost 65 pounds since going vegan, is such a proponent of Borge’s diet that she launched her own food delivery service based off of his book. And she admits that the benefits are definitely worth the major changes she made to her eating habits. “What I discovered was increased energy, better sleep, weight-loss, improved digestion, clarity, and an incredibly positive feeling for my actions and the effects it would have on those around me and the environment,” Beyoncé said. Would you ever consider going vegan like Beyoncé? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.