It’s no secret, strict dieting and commitment to exercising is what keeps Beyoncé in tip-top shape all year long. In the past, Bey has even revealed some of her more extreme diets. In an attempt to shed a few pounds, journalist and Beyoncé fan Rebecca Harrington decided to combine the diet Bey used to lose weight to prepare for her role as Deena Jones in the 2006 Dreamgirls remake and the diet she used after giving birth. The result: Rebecca dropped 10 pounds in 10 days.
“One think [thing] I have always enjoyed about Beyoncé is that she’s very open about how hard it is to eat like she does,” Rebecca wrote.
“I will endure the Master Cleanse that Beyoncé endured when she lost weight for Dreamgirls. I will attempt the herculean diet Beyoncé used to lose weight after birthing Blue Ivy,” she continued.
Though she fell victim to temptation and had a cheat day during the 10-day journey, Rebecca confessed that the diet wasn’t anywhere near as bad as she expected it to be.
“I have to say, the actual food on this diet was not terrible. It was sparse, yes, but flavorful.”
In addition to the strict diet, Rebecca recounts the countless hours that she spent working out in the gym. In the end, her hardwork paid off. 1o days later, she was 10 pounds lighter. She adds that in the past, she tested out Gwyneth Paltol and Madonna’s diets—neither came close to yielding results as drastic as Bey’s.
“The real hardship of this particular regimen was the exercise. Beyoncé worked out for two hours a day to get rid of the baby weight and it is hard for a working woman with a busy schedule,” Rebecca later confessed.
As for what got Rebecca through those two-hour workouts…
“It was Beyoncé’s music that got me through it,”she said.
Would you ever try something so extreme?
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