Following the gradual release of Instagram posts showing the mother-of-three getting back into shape, Beyoncé revealed today (Friday, March 2) that she is returning to a plant-based diet ahead of Coachella next month (Apr 18). After withdrawing from her scheduled performance last year for the safety of her pregnancy with twins, Rumi and Sir (now 8 months), Bey is back in full effect.
The Lemonade superstar snapped a pic of avocado toast fit for the Queen, topped with red peppers and red onions, followed by the caption, “44 days until Coachella!! Vegan Time!!”
The Bey Hive knows this isn’t the first time their Queen has gone vegan, after trying it out with hubby, Jay-Z, for 22 days straight in 2013. In 2015, she wrote the forward to exercise physiologist, Marco Borge’s book, The 22-Day Revolution.
Borge books explains that it takes 21 days to change a habit. So, dieters would need to go vegan and alcohol-free for 22 days to see results and change their lifestyle (meaning the Formation singer is pulling double duty by starting a full 44 days before Coachella). The diet also suggests avoiding soy and gluten. To accompany the book and aid devotees in their weight loss efforts, Beyoncé also launched a prepared food line with Borges that year.
“I thought … I would feel deprived and hate food, that I would miss out on restaurants and celebrations, that I would get headaches and be irritable, etc. I was wrong about all of that,” the 36-year-old has said of the diet.
“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.”
Mrs. Carter also released pics of her rehearsal, where she’s decked out in red Ivy Park and toned-up abs.
“I am not naturally the thinnest,” Beyoncé explained on Good Morning America. “I have curves. I’m proud of my curves and I have struggled since a young age with diets and finding something that actually works, actually keeps the weight off, has been difficult for me… I felt like my skin was really firm, a lot tighter than when I deprived myself of food and got the weight off fast… The weight stayed off.”
Needless to say, we’re all looking forward to Bey’s fit and fantastic Coachella appearance and the possibility of new material included in her set.