New year, new you? Beyoncé and Jay-Z are here to help fans up their nutrition game just in the nick of time. The “Drunk in Love” singer may carry hot sauce in her bag (swag) but she and her husband are huge fans of the vegan diet. The couple wanted to share their lifestyle secrets, which is why they took part in promoting The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World, by Bey’s trainer, Marco Borges.
“Having children has changed our lives more than anything else,” Beyoncé, 37, and Jay-Z, 49, wrote in the intro for the cookbook. “We used to think of health as a diet — some worked for us, some didn’t. Once we looked at health as the truth, instead of a diet, it became a mission for us to share that truth and lifestyle with as many people as possible.”
Queen Bey has been very open about her lifestyle changes, especially since having her children — Blue Ivy, 6, and twins Rumi and Sir, 18 months. “After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” Beyoncé said during an interview with Vogue magazine in August. She admitted it wasn’t the best method.
“I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it,” she continued. “Looking back, that was crazy. I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.”
Bey tapped into veganism to help feel her best after giving birth to Rumi and Sir. “During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier,” she explained. “I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too.” Okurr, we stan a body positive queen.
Thanks, Bey and Jay, for helping us reach our goals.
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