Beyoncé was the talk of the town when she made a fashionably late appearance at the Met Gala on Monday night (May 4) wearing little more than a smattering strategically placed jewels. Fans were floored by the 33-year-old’s incredible figure in the sheer Givenchy gown, showing off her world-famous curves and super-toned body. Now, the singer has revealed just how she got into such impeccable shape ahead of the glitzy event: the 22 Day Revolution Diet by Marco Borges.
“The truth is that if a Houston-born foodie like me can do it, you can too,” the singer writes in the foreword of the nutritionist’s new book which explains the diet. "You just need to try it for 22 days."
The diet, favoured by other stars including Jennifer Lopez, is plant-based with a mixture of whole foods, and bans meat, eggs, dairy, alcohol or processed foods. Beyoncé first started the regime in November 2013, with rapper husband Jay Z also taking part. Since then, the Crazy in Love singer claims to have lost 65 lbs, noting that she is in the ‘best shape’ of her life.
“All the meals are incredibly unique and delicious,” Marco told HELLO! online. “It would be difficult to pick just one, but some of our [Beyoncé and Jay Z] favourites include the hearty breakfast granola, homestyle split-pea and vegetable soup, Spanish-style paella and gluten-free pesto pasta.”
Speaking to People, Marco explained the difference the couple saw in their appearance. “They were getting people saying, ‘Your skin has this glow.’ And who doesn’t like being told they look awesome? [Beyoncé] showed up to the Grammys [in 2014] and everyone’s jaws were on the floor."
In the past Beyoncé has been famed for trying different diets including master cleanses and detoxes, but she recently revealed that the arrival of daughter Blue Ivy changed her attitude towards getting in shape.
“After having my daughter, I made a conscious effort to regain control of my health and my body,” she admitted. “But I didn’t want to do a crash diet. I was a mum now. I needed to change my ways and set an example for my child.”