Beyoncé‘s body looked incredible at the Met Gala 2015. And apparently, it’s all down to her much-loved vegan diet.
The 22-Day Revolution plan (so called because it apparently 21 days to make a habit, so by 22 you’re on your way), is what Queen Bey reportedly followed to whip her into the ‘best shape’ of her life.
The all-vegan diet completely bans meat, eggs, dairy, alcohol and processed foods, swapping them for wholefood and plant-based recipes.
Marco Borge, creator of the diet and of the 22-Day Revolution book, told The Telegraph that when she first started on it, Beyonce wrote her reaction in an email to him: ‘At first it’s the little things I noticed: I had more energy.’
She continued: ‘I then saw a noticeable glow to my skin without having to deprive myself of carbs. I even slept better.’
From banana nut muffins to avocado salads and walnut tacos (Bey’s favourite), the diet doesn’t really sound like you’re being deprived much, which is always a win for us. You also get three meals a day, consisting of roughly 80% carbohydrates, 10% fat and 10% protein.
Teamed with 30 minutes of exercise a day, and Marco insists you’ll really start to see and feel the results.
Beyonce and Jay Z first did the 22-Day Revolution plan back in 2012, after the Grown Woman singer had given birth to baby Blue Ivy.
‘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 mum now. I needed to change my ways and set an example for my child.’
”The truth is that if a Houston-born foodie like me can do it, you can too. You just need to try it for 22 days’, Beyonce writes in the book’s forward.
The singer now eats vegan all the time, and makes it clear that this is a conscious choice based on how it makes her feel (and her body looks). ‘First, it’s important that you know I am not a vegan’, she also writes in the email. She’s now lost 65 pounds on the healthy eating plan.
Earlier this year, she even launched a food delivery service based on the plan called 22 Days Nutrition, so her fans could reap the benefits of her new healthy lifestyle.
‘The more your food looks like it did in nature, the better,’ Marco advises. ‘Think about what your great-grandparents ate: whole foods, grown on farms. If your ancestors wouldn’t recognise what’s on your plate, don’t eat it!’