“They had me on that treadmill — I ate lettuce!” shouted the singer on stage at her concert in May, last year. Mrs. Carter became Sasha Fierce once again, after gaining a “whooping” 60 pounds caused by her baby girl Blue Ivy. By teaming up with trainer Marco Borges who suggested she adopt a partial vegan diet combined with exercise, Mrs. Carter/Sasha Fierce/Queen B/Baddie Bey/Beyonce successfully shed her baby weight and is fiercer than ever.
Some of you may be wondering, what is partial veganism? It is the method where you swap a meat meal with a vegan meal (no animal products) once a day, everyday.
Studies have shown that adopting a plant based diet will naturally produce weight loss and are enriched with antioxidants and fiber (both linked to losing weight!) Cynthia Ross, author of S.A.S.S yourself Slim and advocate for veganism, gives the following steps to easily transition your diet into a plant based one.
Typically the American diet consists of mostly animal products and processed foods (high in calories) and very little produce (low in calories.) If you simply swap a snack of eight cheese cubes and eight club crackers (260 calories) with a dozen baby carrots and a quarter cup of hummus (165 calories), you will be on the right track! Remember baby steps is better than no steps at all!