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Beyonce reveals her post-baby diet for Coachella in Netflix documentary

Beyoncé  has revealed the extreme lengths she went to slim down for her headline slot at Coachella last year, following the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter. 

The singer, 37, weighed 218lbs on the day her twins were born in June 2017 and embarked on a gruelling vegan diet in a bid to lose weight, but vowed ‘never to push myself that far again’.

Speaking in her Netflix documentary, Homecoming, released on Wednesday, she said: ‘In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol… I’m hungry. 

Tough:  Beyoncé has revealed the extreme lengths she went to slim down for her headline slot at Coachella last year, following the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter (pictured at Coachella last year)

‘It’s not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body. 

‘Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a six-year-old and of twins that need me, and giving myself creativity, and physically, there’s a lot to juggle.   

‘I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could and I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. I will never, never push myself that far again. 

‘I feel like I’m just a new woman in a new chapter of my life and I’m not even trying to be who I was. It’s just so beautiful that children do that to you.’

Fitness overhaul: The singer, 37, weighed 15 stone 5 pounds on the day her twins were born in June 2017 and embarked on a gruelling vegan diet in a bid to lose weight

Fitness overhaul: The singer, 37, weighed 15 stone 5 pounds on the day her twins were born in June 2017 and embarked on a gruelling vegan diet in a bid to lose weight

After undergoing an emergency caesarean, Beyoncé ensured she had plenty of time to recover before going on the strict diet to lose the pregnancy weight.   

With just 33 days to go to Coachella, she said: ‘OK this is seriously a huge accomplishment because I didn’t think I would ever get into my old costume and I’m in it and I can still move. 

‘I still have a way to go this makes me feel good. I’ve sacrificed a lot, I’ve been working hard. Yay. I want to show Jay.’ 

The singer then FaceTimed her husband to show off her incredible figure in the glittering brown sequin bodysuit. 

Beyoncé also opened up on her ‘extremely difficult pregnancy’ with the twins, revealing one of the babies’ hearts ‘paused a few times’ during labour.  

Progress: With just 33 days to go to Coachella, she said: 'OK this is seriously a huge accomplishment because I didn't think I would ever get into my old costume and I'm in it'

Progress: With just 33 days to go to Coachella, she said: ‘OK this is seriously a huge accomplishment because I didn’t think I would ever get into my old costume and I’m in it’

She added: ‘My body went through more than I knew it could. I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth. I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure. I developed toxemia, preeclampsia.

“And in the womb, one of my babies’ hearts paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section.’ 

The musician discussed sacrificing time with her children, Blue Ivy, seven, and the twins, now 22 months, to headline the festival.   

The Crazy in Love hitmaker suffered ‘muscle spasms’ when she first started rehearsing for the two-hour concert because her body was no longer ‘connected’ to the stage.

Hungry: Speaking in her Netflix documentary, Homecoming released on Wednesday, she said: 'In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy'

Hungry: Speaking in her Netflix documentary, Homecoming released on Wednesday, she said: ‘In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy’

Speaking on her Netflix documentary, she said: ‘In the beginning there were so many muscle spasms and just internally, my body was not connected. 

‘My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don’t see is the sacrifice. I would dance and go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies, the days I could I would bring the children.’ 

Despite managing to shed the majority of her post-baby weight, the singer previously admitted she has learnt to embrace her curvier figure. 

The Crazy In Love hitmaker told American Vogue: ‘To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real.’  

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired her. 

Shot over eight months, the film follows the global entertainer on her return to the stage after the birth of her twins, aged 22 months. 

Her impressive 2018 Coachella performance included an onstage reunion with her former Destiny’s Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Beyoncé juggled roles as both the director and the documentary subject, she said: ‘It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary. 

Taking it slowly: After undergoing an emergency caesarean, Beyonce ensured she had plenty of time to recover before going on the strict diet to lose the pregnancy weight

Taking it slowly: After undergoing an emergency caesarean, Beyonce ensured she had plenty of time to recover before going on the strict diet to lose the pregnancy weight

In celebration of the release of Homecoming, Netflix rebranded on Twitter as Beyflix on Wednesday

In celebration of the release of Homecoming, Netflix rebranded on Twitter as Beyflix on Wednesday

For her performance, Beyoncé wowed crowds when she opened with her hit song Crazy In Love accompanied by a New Orleans-style brass marching band, which was made up of many former HBCU students.

‘So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates from historically black colleges and universities, including my father,’ Beyoncé says in the documentary.

‘There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.’

Homecoming: The Live Album is available to stream on Netflix now, with her album available on Spotify. 

In celebration of the release of Homecoming, Netflix rebranded on Twitter as Beyflix on Wednesday.  

Making history: As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé's Netflix documentary Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired her

Making history: As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired her

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