Beyonce Works Out, Eats Healthy, and Still Eats Pizza — You Can, Too

Beyonce Knowles is one of the biggest superstars in the world, with a massive fanbase, multiple hit records, and a lifestyle that is the envy of many.

Many of Beyonce’s fans know and recognize her for the way she works a stage — a Queen B performance is definitely an experience to remember, with multiple costume changes, acrobatics, and dance moves that are truly impressive.

Beyonce has worked hard for her success and her stage shows come at a price.

The singer keeps herself in fighting shape by eating healthy and working out regularly — but she also keeps it real, and knows not to deprive herself of anything she truly loves. Read on to learn about Beyonce’s diet and exercise routine, and the foods that she occasionally splurges on.

What does Beyonce eat?

Beyonce at The Lion King premiere
Beyonce Knowles-Carter attends the European Premiere of Disney’s ‘The Lion King ‘| Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

Beyonce is well known for her curvy figure, but that doesn’t mean the superstar allows herself to eat junk food and sweets on the regular. Several years ago, Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, started eating a plant-based diet in order to become healthier for themselves and for their children.

She has acknowledged that eating plant-based enables her to feel better and gives her skin a healthy glow.

For breakfast, Beyonce sticks to light meals that don’t drain her energy – things like egg white scrambles, smoothies, and cereal with low-fat milk. For lunches and dinners, Beyonce enjoys lots of vegetables and lean meats. She also enjoys fish, which isn’t packed of calories but still keeps her full throughout the day.

Following Beyonce’s tough pregnancy with her twins Rumi and Sir, the singer decided to go on a more intense diet in order to prepare for her big Coachella performance. Her diet required her to cut out all sugar and alcohol and to eat strictly vegan foods. Beyonce stuck to it and showed up to Coachella in better shape than ever. 

How does Beyonce stay in great shape?

While a good diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, being active is also vital. Beyonce has admitted that she’s not a naturally thin person and has to work hard in order to stay in fighting shape. For her, staying fit is about “mental strength” and involves a lot of sacrifices. Beyonce favors interval training, which burns a lot of calories in a short amount of time. 

Beyonce stays motivated by listening to great songs while working out and loves to dance as one way of getting her exercise in. It’s no secret that Beyonce is very confident. She loves her natural shape and has stated that “it’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose.”

What are Beyonce’s favorite foods?

Beyonce loves a good salad and light dinners of fish and veggies, but she still won’t deprive herself of the foods and treats that she likes best. Sundays are Beyonce’s cheat day, where she allows herself to eat whatever she wants without guilt.

The iconic singer has admitted that pizza is her absolute favorite comfort food and that normally, her Sunday cheat meals include pizza. She prefers her pizza with extra tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.

Queen B also loves hot sauce and likes to add it to lots of different dishes to amp up the flavor and spice. Finally, Beyonce has a soft spot for a couple of fast-food restaurants, including the Southern-style chain Popeyes and In-N-Out burger. 

Beyonce’s diet is one of the more realistic ones in Hollywood, showing that people don’t have to starve themselves in order to stay fit and healthy and that regular treats are an important part of staying happy and emotionally balanced.