Beyonce made jaws drop wearing a nude jewel-encrusted, Givenchy Haute Couture gown at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala on May 4.
Beyonce, who topped her nearly nude look off with a sexy top-knot pony tail, was accompanied by husband Jay-Z. The superfit Beyonce has maintained her 65-pound weight loss for almost two years.
The 5-foot-7 Beyonce, who weighed 195 pounds while pregnant, lost 65 pounds shortly afterward by following a mostly vegan diet and doing intense workouts, Examiner reported.
Beyoncé lost more weight after following a 22-day vegan diet in December 2013. Beyonce no longer follows a 100% vegan diet, but is mostly vegan for health and weight loss reasons.
Her trainer, Marco Borges, said Beyonce’s go-to snacks are the gluten-free vegan 22 Days Nutrition Bars.
“With most diets, you see weight loss and then as soon as the program ends the weight slowly starts to add back up again,” said Borges. “With The 22-Day Revolution, you’ll experience weight loss, improved sleep, clear skin, increased energy, improved sex drive and more.”
The weight loss and health effects of a vegan diet are no surprise to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.
“A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention,” said Dr. Katz, author of Disease-Proof.
Dr. Neal Barnard agrees. “Studies suggest that free radicals [toxic molecules that form in the body] contribute to aging,” said Barnard, author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart. “A vegan diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from damage by free radicals.”