Beyoncé Knowles Diet and Workout
Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, the Huston, Texas born star is now known around the world for her talents. Having risen to fame in the late nineties as the lead singer in the band Destiny’s Child, she soon went solo and became a hit. When she released her first solo album in 2003 it sold an incredible eleven million copies, won five Grammy Award and featured two Billboard number one singles. If that isn’t a way to launch your solo career then I don’t know what is! Since then she’s gone from feat to feat, conquering the musical industry and also taking a punch at being an actress too.
The star stands at five foot six and, in addition to her worldwide success, she’s known for her voluptuous figure and her beautiful booty. When she was pregnant with her daughter Blue-Ivy, Beyoncé Knowles gained a massive sixty pounds but post pregnancy she worked hard to regain her curvy yet slim figure. The star has always told how she’s not naturally slim and, as much as she’d like, skipping gym sessions and indulging in her favourite foods just isn’t an option for her or else she’ll gain weight like crazy. As a result, she works hard day in and day out to stay looking lean and slim. Want to know how? Keep reading, I’ve got all the answers for you!
Beyoncé Knowles’ Personal Trainer
To keep in such great shape, the star works out with her personal trainer Marco Borges. Together, they focus on the Power Moves Training Philosophy which is Marco Borges’ signature in many respects. The philosophy enables the star to workout many different muscle groups at a time and focus on all of her body, not just one are. The training is done in intervals and ranges from high to low intensity which helps Beyoncé Knowles burn off more calories per session than she might do otherwise. The training is a variation of workouts but primarily it involves using the treadmill, spinning and running.
Five Minute Workouts
Whenever she gets a spare bit of time, Beyoncé Knowles fills the gap with various five minute workouts to help her burn more calories throughout the day. She does a mix of lunges, squats, planks, stretches, etc. When doing these exercises, she loves to listen to her favourite music. She says that the mix of music and working out really refreshes her and gets her energy levels up throughout the day.
For at least fifteen minutes every day, the star runs. She does this partly as a warm up exercise before her main workout and partly to keep her heart, lungs, and mind healthy as well as her body. She says it’s a great stress reliever and a great way to start your day.
Weight and Resistance Exercises
As part of her workout which she does five days per week, Beyoncé Knowles does a variety of weight lifting, pushups, military presses, bench presses, lunges, squats, dumb less curls, amongst other things. During her workout, she does one hundred reps of each exercise before moving on to the next one. This usually takes up about forty five minutes to one hour of her day and is followed by thirty minutes of cardio.
She’s a Popstar!
Even without all these exercises, bear in mind that Beyoncé Knowles spends a lot of her time on stage which means she spends even more of her time preparing for it. When she’s getting ready to tour she often spends nine hours per day dancing on stage in preparation for her show, something which is bound to shed the calories and pounds.
Beyoncé Knowles’ Diet
Beyoncé Knowles credits much of her weight lost after giving birth to her daughter to breastfeeding. She says it really helped her shed the extra pounds and is now an advocate for the practice and advises other women to do the same. She also says that post pregnancy she made sure she always ate one vegetarian meal per day which helped her to lose a massive fifty seven pounds, leaving her only three pounds heavier than before she got pregnant.
Beyoncé Knowles is a big fan of left green vegetables and now follows a vegan diet. So long as she is aware of what vitamins and minerals each vegetable provides her, she can manage to supplement a balanced diet and is not losing any essential nutrients. Some of her favourite foods are green apples, cucumber sprinkled with vinegar, lemon and cayenne pepper, and edamame. When the star has a show coming up or needs to loose weight quickly, she says that she skips eating full meals and instead opts for protein shakes to help her slim down faster than she might do otherwise. This is however not a practice she enjoys and doesn’t keep it up afterward.