Who doesn’t want all of Bey’s beauty secrets? Here’s one to start us off.
The star’s personal trainer recently revealed to Life & Style magazine that he encourages Beyonce Knowles-Carter to include at least one vegan meal in her diet each day, a method that has been effectively helping her lose the 57 pounds she gained during her pregnancy with baby Blue Ivy. (Ecorazzi)
Beyonce’s not the first celeb to turn to veganism for weight loss—a technique shrugged off by some but Bey’s trainer Marco Borges explains that the simple rule “typically gets people to eat more greens than they normally would.”
Other celebs who have adopted a vegetarian or vegan diet (not necessarily for weight loss reasons) include Alicia Silverstone, Russell Simmons, Alanis Morissette, Mischa Barton, Brad Pitt, Olivia Wilde, Bill Clinton, Ellen Degeneres and Mike Tyson. Robin Quivers, longtime co-host of The Howard Stern show, is author of the soon-to-be released vegan cookbook, “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life.” The 60-year-old fireball has been vegan since 2007, and credits her plant-based diet with a number of incredible physical and emotional lifestyle changes, including losing more than 70 pounds in six months.
“My life totally changed, and now I have this amazing amount of energy,” Quivers told People magazine in 2010. “Changing my body has given me the ability to do all these amazing things that I never in a million years imagined I could do.”
Borges says that some of Mrs. Hova’s favourite vegan snacks are edamame, a green apple or cucumbers sprinkled with vinegar, cayenne pepper and lemon.
Veggie meal plans from Livestrong
Free vegetarian/vegan starter kit from GoVeg.com
“Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.” ― Russell Brand, My Booky Wook