Beyonce has always been one of those celebrities whose svelte figure is idolized by many. The R&B superstar works very hard to maintain a flawless figure, but if you’re a person who exercises, you know that remaining fit also means eating right.
Author Marco Borges uses Beyonce as his dietary muse for the new book, The 22-Day Revolution, a “plant-based program that will transform your body, reset your habits, and change your life.
“Very proud to be on this journey with Marco! Congratulations on the release of your book, “The 22 Day Revolution”,” Beyonce writes on Facebook.
Below is an excerpt from Beyonce in the book:
“I WAS BORN AND RAISED in Houston, and if there’s one thing we love in Texas, it’s good food. Food has always been at the heart of my family, and it played a big role in my upbringing. We celebrated, bonded, commiserated, and loved one another through food—and not necessarily the healthy kind. Our hometown favorites were fried chicken, fajita tacos, BBQ burgers, BBQ ribs, fried shrimp, and po’boy sandwiches. Growing up, I was always on the move and didn’t always make the right choices when it came to food and may have even developed some habits around it that were silently sabotaging my health as I grew older.
After having my daughter, I made a conscious effort to regain control of my health and my body. But I didn’t want to do a crash diet. I was a mom now. I needed to change my ways and set an example for my child. So I turned to no one other than my good friend and fitness and nutrition confidant, Marco Borges. I’ve worked with him for years to keep me on-track, motivated, and ahead of the health game. Yet, as much as I follow and trust his advice, when I would hear him talk about the amazing benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, I would think, that sounds amazing. I would love to experience those benefits, and while I can incorporate those good foods into my life, I knew I could never eat that way. I love food too much. Something needed to happen for me to come around. I needed to be ready.
A year later (around November 2013), my husband and I decided we wanted to try a completely
plant-based diet with Marco. I had lost my pregnancy weight with his help, through an exercise-and-nutrition program, and was ready for another challenge. I decided I wanted to take a more proactive role in my health, and knowing all the amazing benefits, I knew this was the one. I was ready.
And so the journey began that helped me get into the best shape of my life. Little did I know the long-lasting effects it would have. I thought, like with most diets, I would feel deprived and hate food, that I would miss out on restaurants and celebrations, that I would get headaches and be irritable, etc. I was wrong about all of that. It took a few days to adjust, but what I discovered was increased energy, better sleep, weight loss, improved digestion, clarity, and an incredibly positive feeling for my actions and the effects it would have on those around me and the environment. I couldn’t believe how much of our health we can control with food. And that I could still love food but this time it would love me back (like the walnut tacos you’ll find in here, oh my!!). We even celebrated my husband’s birthday with an all-vegan party. I can still see the reaction on our friend’s faces. Some were extremely excited while others had some reservations, but in the end, we all enjoyed it immensely. My greatest discovery was that I would benefit from the best gift I could give myself and my family—my health.
I’m sharing my experience because I want the best for everyone, and I would like for anyone who thinks that this isn’t for them, even though they may know of the incredible benefits, that they can do it. You deserve to give yourself the best life you can. Empowerment starts within you and your decisions. You can control the quality of your life with the food you eat. The truth is that if a Houston-born foodie like me can do it, you can too—you just need to try it for 22 days.
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After last week’s reunion at the Stellar Awards, which aired last night, rumors are swarming about a reunion tour and possible album. As a long time fan, most of us would be here for this. Reportedly, there is only one problem, Mathew Knowles. For a while now, there have been rumors of a strain between the ladies and Mathew.Fact of the matter is he not only managed Destiny’s Child, but he also managed all of the ladies solo careers too.
Kelly Rowland was the first to fire him from management in about 2009, Michelle followed in 2010, and Beyonce not to long after in 2011. So many rumors have swarmed about Mathew’s money problems, from the court documents over his 2 children from outside of his marriage, to the garage sale he held this past December time frame. Now before we go off the deep in, let us always pay homage to the genius known as Mathew Knowles, because without him, there would not be a Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Kelly nor Michelle. He helped create their platform and they just took it from there. Also, lets remember that his personal indiscretions have nothing to do with him as a successful business man. That’s their family business, not ours.
From what is being reported, it seems Mathew is more than DC’s manager…he is part owner. So the ladies would have to either work under a different name, work out a settlement with Mathew, or come up with a different work around.
For my two cents, do you guys remember before Dangerously In Love, Beyonce did a pay-per-view concert named, “Ford Presents Beyonce Knowles, Friends & Family”. Why not make that a tour? Even if she was to change the name to Beyonce With Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams…or something similar. That way it would incorporate solo and group material.
And may we also remind you that when asked about a Destiny’s Child reunion last month, Kelly’s response was, “I’m just happy that the reaction has been so great to the Stellar performance. That night was all about Michelle and “Say Yes.” She actually got the Best Video Award for that song, so we were really there to support Michelle.” (CITED)
REMINDER: Don’t get too worked up over the reunion though, there has also been the rumor of a Beyonce/Jay Z Duet album coming this year, so only time will tell what is true and comes to light.
Last weekend, the world went wild when news broke that Beyonce and Kelly joined Michelle Williams on her big night at the Stellar Awards. And not only did they show up, they performed, for the first time, their gospel hit from last year, “Say Yes”. Make sure you check it out below.
Had to take a minute out to wish our favorite couple in the world a Happy Anniversary. If you missed it, Jay & Bey, let users on the Tidal app celebrate with them, by posting a very intimate video of Beyonce playing the piano and singing a song titled, “Die With You”. It was very heartfelt, but more importantly…it was real. She showed a side of herself that we rarely get to see, and she also reminded the world of a talent that many forgot she had. This is a prime reason as to why you should get the Tidal app, because exclusives like this is something you really don’t want to miss.
Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted arriving at the airport in NYC where they boarded a private jet together. The loving couple walked arm in arm across the tarmac without daughter Blue Ivy. Jay-Z listened to music on his headphones, while Beyonce held on tight to her large hat to prevent it from blowing away. They watched as a helicopter flew over their plane before boarding the jet and taking off. I wonder if they are heading back to Los Angeles to do some work…..
Check out the photos in the gallery.
This unofficial remix of the two is making it’s way around the net. I must say, as a fan of both Beyonce and Chris Brown, this is a duet that I have always wished would happen. Until that dream comes true, I’ll just have to make do with this. Check it out below, as the R&B Crooner, Chris Brown, delivers lines like, “Now I’m reminiscing how we fell in love in Texas“.
Bey and Jay were spotted having dinner at a sushi restaurant before Beyonce attended the Channel event on Monday. Check out the photos below.
Beyonce was spotted arriving to and inside the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d’Art Collection. She posed for photos with fashion designer, artist, and photographer Karl Lagerfeld.
Beyonce was spotted dodging raindrops as she left her NYC office building. She wore a beautiful outfit as she prepares to attend the Chanel show and party at the NYC Armory. She wore a navy coat over her shoulders with “OMG” written on it. Her rainbow dress brightened up a dark dreary day in NYC. She finished the look with purple pom pom high heels. Check out the photos by clicking the thumbnails below.
I guess, by now you have noticed this trending topic. Well today the artists are on a rise. They have launched their own streaming music service. Some of today’s leading artists have come together to bring you, “Tidal”. Tidal offers High Fidelity streaming of your favorite artists music, and is promising to bring future exclusives that can only be found on the app. So who are these artists? Of course, when talking about leading artists, there is Beyonce & Jay Z, but also Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and so many more. Check out the photos in our gallery from the signing. Also follow our instagram….We are on Tidal…are you?