Beyoncé Could Eat This for ‘A Week Straight’

Beyoncé is mostly recognized as a singer and songwriter, but she’s also known for her healthy diet and lifestyle. Most days, you’ll find her working out and following a clean diet with leafy green veggies and lots of protein. But from time to time, the Lemonade singer reaches for less healthy snacks. Here’s one that she not only loves but can eat for “a week straight.”

Beyonce performing in 2018
Beyonce performing in 2018 | Photo by Kevin Winter/PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment

Beyoncé recently shared the food she can eat for days on end

In ELLE’s January 2020 issue, Beyoncé participated in an “Ask Me Anything” segment, in which she faced questions from fans. When one person asked the Run the World singer to name something she could eat for “a week straight,” Beyoncé replied: “Oreos!”

Beyoncé’s most dedicated fans likely already know how crazy she is about them. The Sun reported in 2011 that Oreo cookies were one of Beyoncé’s biggest cravings during her pregnancy with her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in January of 2012.

But she cut down on the junk food after gaining 57 pounds during her pregnancy. She told Shape Magazine in 2013 that she started eating clean and only allowed herself one “cheat day” per week.

“I ate a very low-calorie diet,” she explained (via ABC News). “I stayed away from red meat and ate a lot of fish, replaced pasta and rice with quinoa, and drank only water.”

What does Beyoncé eat on a daily basis?

Beyoncé told Shape Magazine (via Delish): “I always have breakfast—say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk. For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables. And throughout the day, I try to stay hydrated.”

But she has switched up her routine in the past. In 2018, Beyoncé followed a super strict diet to prepare for Coachella. She’d gained a lot of weight during her pregnancy with her twins, Sir and Rumi Carter — who were born in June of 2017 — and wanted to drop it by the time of the concert. So, she committed to “no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol…” 

While she wound up losing the weight, Beyoncé has admitted that her weight continues to fluctuate. However, she’s learned to accept those changes and she’s become more confident with the way she looks.

“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them,” she told ELLE in its January 2020 issue.

“But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life,” Beyoncé continued. “Giving zero s is the most liberating place to be.”

“Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see,” she added. “I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks’ grills.”

Right on. Now, let her eat her Oreos in peace.

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