Beyonce’s new ‘Homecoming’ Netflix documentary dropped last night, in which she talks about the super-restrictive, insane diet she went on to get ready for Coachella in April 2018 after giving birth to twins with husband Jay-Z in June 2017.
Beyoncé announced ahead of her 2018 Coachella performance that she was going vegan once again, but she’s revealing now that she went even further, ditching all sugar and alcohol to meet her postpartum weight loss goals. The diet involved no carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish, or alcohol.
“In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol … I’m hungry,” she said in the film, released last night.
The mother-of-three reportedly reached 218 pounds when she gave birth to her two twins, Rumi and Sir, in June 2017 according to a September 2018 Vogue cover story. Afterwards, she says in Homecoming that she went on a strict diet to lose the pregnancy weight and prep for Coachella in April 2018.
In the doc, we watch Beyonce try on one of her old costumes just 33 days before the big show. She tells the camera “OK this is seriously a huge accomplishment because I didn’t think I would ever get into my old costume, and I’m in it and I can still move. I’ve sacrificed a lot, I’ve been working hard.” She then FaceTimed hubby Jay Z to tell him the good news (#feels!).
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Beyonce’s restrictive eating habits. Back in 2013, Bey and Jay did a 22-day vegan challenge that inspired them to adopt a more plant-based lifestyle. They then began working with exercise physiologist Marco Borges, and eventually created a vegan-friendly line of protein bars and powders called 22-Days Nutrition.
An upside to all this restrictive eating stuff? She’s still got a good head on her shoulders when it comes to a positive body image. After the Coachella craziness, she told Vogue that she’s satisfied with her “fuller” arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs since giving birth to the twins.
“I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”