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Beyonce Drops Baby Weight with Live-In Trainer

beyonce hold blue ivyBeyonce is known for being a tireless worker, so it’s no surprise she’s not wasting any time shedding her baby weight. Earlier this month, Beyonce’s post-baby body wowed fans at an appearance she made at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

To help the superstar return to her pre-baby body, personal trainer Marco Borges has moved in. The live-in trainer leads Beyonce through a two-hour workout at 5:00 in the morning, and then repeats the process twelve hours later at 5:00 PM. The workout consists of a mix of cardio, plyometrics, Pilates and dance. She’s fueling her workouts with six small meals spread throughout the day, and careful to eat plenty of protein.

Beyonce’s post-baby body is looking so hot that rumors have spread that Beyonce and Jay-Z used a surrogate mother to carry their child, however, four hours of working out per day could certainly account for getting into great shape fast. The star reportedly hopes to weigh 128 pounds by early March, down from 170 pounds after giving birth in January. No doubt many health experts will criticize such rapid weight loss, which can be hard on the health of both mother and child.

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Beyonce’s Post-Baby Body Wows Fans at Carnegie Hall

New mom Beyonce was spotted out on the town looking healthier than ever just one month after the birth of her daughter. Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z welcomed Blue Ivy into their lives on January 7, 2012.

On February 7 and 8, 2012 the power couple was attending and hosting a major benefit at New York’s Carnegie Hall. While Jay-Z was the headline performer as he performed a benefit concert for the United Way of New York City and his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, it looks like Mrs. Jay-Z may have stolen the show.

Both nights of the show Beyonce showed up wearing skintight dresses and heels to match. Not many new moms can even manage a grocery trip in sweats one month postpartum, let alone recall to accessorize. Beyonce not only accessorized, but had flawless hair to match her impressive look. (more…)

Beyonce Minimizes Pregnancy Weight Gain with Vegan Diet and Exercise

As Beyonce, who is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z any time now, remains committed to a mostly-vegan pregnancy diet. The actress and singer, who is also a part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, has been outspoken about her past use of The Master Cleanse to prepare for the movie Dream Girls.

Contrary to celebs like Jessica Simpson, who signed a $3 million dollar contract to lose her baby weight with Weight Watchers, and Jennifer Lopez, who shared her post-pregnancy diet secrets, Beyonce hasn’t yet spoken up about her post-baby plans. In the meantime, she and Jay-Z have remained committed to eating a healthy diet to avoid excessive baby weight gain.

“I’ve been really conscious [about food],” Beyonce told 20/20. “I’ve been trying my best not to lose control.” Instead of indulging in stereotypical pregnancy junk food cravings, the couple has been eating balanced meals that include stir-fried vegetables and tofu.

Along with her healthy diet, Beyonce has remained active throughout her pregnancy, which is important for any mom who wants to avoid excessive pregnancy weight gain. (more…)

Jay-Z Supports Beyonce’s Vegan Pregnancy Diet

Beyonce is pregnant with her first baby, and she’s determined to keep her bootylicious figure. The 30-year old pop singer is due with her first baby in February, and she’s chosen to eat a mostly vegan diet to keep her weight in check. Her husband, 42-year old rapper Jay-Z, has decided to support her by following the same diet. She’s made this choice after hearing from friends who’ve counseled her to not make the same mistakes that they did during pregnancy.

In the past, the singer has been known to struggle with her weight. In 2006, she lost 20 pounds in 14 days using Master Cleanse, although it’s not a diet she’d recommend. Reportedly, she gained back all of the weight that she lost, plus extra.

Husband Jay-Z isn’t feeling any negative affects from following his wife’s dietary choice, and both have reported to have experienced an increase in energy. It’s not clear how the megastars classify a diet as “partially vegan”, but it appears that they are taking a great step towards beginning healthy choices for their growing family!

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How Beyonce Keeps Her Body Bootylicious

Beyonce is known for several reasons, including her high-energy songs, fantastic acting and performing, and most definitely for her bootylicious body. The singer has always had curves and legs that inspire me to get my booty into the gym. When I am not really feeling like doing a workout, I can just blast one of her songs on my iPod and motivation instantly strikes.

So how does this gorgeous woman stay in such great shape? It takes a lot of dedication for Beyonce to look the way she does. When she is getting ready to go on tour, she spends nine hours every day working on the choreography for her shows while wearing 5-inch stilettos. She goes to the gym five times a week with her personal trainer. Like I said, the girl is definitely motivated.

If you are like me, you are wondering how she stays so motivated. Beyonce has a painting of an Oscar award at her gym so she can literally run towards one of her many goals.

“I look at it, and I’m OK, I have to stay in shape,” Beyonce said.

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Beyonce Joins Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign Encouraging Children to Stay Active

If you have ever seen a picture of the First Lady, you know that the woman is in great shape. You probably also know that Michelle Obama is an avid supporter of reducing childhood obesity in our nation through healthier eating and more active lifestyles. In fact, she launched a health-awareness campaign, Let’s Move!, last year, a campaign that aims to reduce or even eliminate our nation’s obesity epidemic in only one generation. Now, another famous celebrity is joining Michelle in an effort to create awareness for the campaign.

Famous singer Beyonce has released a new music video that encourages children to get up and move. The music video features Beyonce and a cafeteria full of kids who are dancing and having a really good time. Beyonce has remixed her song, “Get Me Bodied,” to create a dance workout video for kids. The song and video are both very lively and really fun to listen to; the goal is that dancing along with Beyonce will help them burn calories and avoid being overweight.

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7 Celebrity Fad Diets

Oh, Hollywood celebrities… their lifestyles are just as wild as their eating habits. And, all of us who closely follow their lives in the pages of Us Magazine and TMZ are just as wacky, especially when we copy their dieting practices.

Recently, Yahoo! Shine asked the health experts at Mayo Clinic to evaluate seven fad celebrity diets. Here is the skinny on everything from baby food to eating nothing but purple-colored foods.

The Cooler Cleanse

  • Description: A three- or five-day juice detox diet where you replace meals and snacks with Cooler Cleanse juices that are delivered fresh to your door. Hayek is one of the co-creators of the Cooler Cleanse and swears by it as a way to keep her looking young, svelte and beautiful.
  • Benefits: Quick and short-term weight loss; Promotes a feeling of lightness; Contains healthy and natural ingredients; Liberates you from eating processed and refined foods, even if just for a few days.
  • Cost: $58 per day

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Lemonade Diet Reviews Paint Sour Picture

Summer and lemonade go hand-in-hand. That may partly explain a current spike in interest in the so-called Lemonade Diet. While the Lemonade Diet, also known as the Master Cleanse or Maple Syrup Diet, has been around for about half a century, interest really began to rise after it became public knowledge that Beyonce followed the diet, losing 20 pounds on the Lemonade Diet for her role in “Dreamgirls.”

What is the Lemonade Diet?

The Lemonade Diet, created by Stanley Burroughs more than 50 years ago, is a fasting plan that will definitely shed pounds quickly. Its followers drink anywhere from six to 12 glasses of lemonade daily. There’s a recipe that includes maple syrup and cayenne pepper.

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The Most Popular Celebrity Detox Diets

One of the hottest new trends in weight loss are detox diets. These cleanses are typically liquid-based and can help people shed unwanted pounds quickly. This is really just water weight and unless you stick to a healthy diet and exercise regimen after, you’ll likely see the weight return.

Hollywood stars have been using these detox cleanses to prepare themselves for red carpet events, and thanks to People Magazine, we’ve got an inside-look at how the likes of Beyonce and Gwyneth cleanse to lose weight.

Beyonce’s Cleanse

Beyonce made the Master Cleanse diet a household name. She prepares this recipe with hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper and drinks only this for 10-14 days. After using the Master Cleanse (also known as the lemonade diet or the maple syrup diet) to lose 20 pounds for her Dreamgirls role, she told Ellen Degeneres “I was very hungry, therefore I was evil.” (more…)

Beyonce Gains 15 Pounds for New Role

In preparation for her movie role in “Cadillac Records,”  Beyonce Knowles had to gain some weight as she portrays the sultry but conflicted blues singer, Etta James.

Following on the heels of such actresses as Renee Zellwegger and Hilary Swank who also packed on the pounds for their craft, Knowles didn’t say much about which foods she indulged in, but she did say that it was more fun to gain than having to lose weight.

“It was way easier — and tastier — than having to lose so much weight for Dreamgirls,” said the actress. (more…)