Monday 26 August 2019

'I was a woman that felt like my body was not mine' - Beyoncé on getting back to herself after giving birth to twins

Beyoncé attends the premiere of Disney's
Beyoncé attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)
Beyonce attending Disney’s The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London (Ian West/PA)
Harry and Meghan meet cast and crew, including U.S. singer-songwriter Beyonce and her husband, U.S. rapper Jay-Z, as they attend the European premiere of the film The Lion King in London, Britain July 14, 2019. Niklas Halle'n/Pool via REUTERS
Beyonce, right, and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter arrive at the world premiere of "The Lion King" on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Jay-Z and Beyonce (Ian West/PA)

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Beyoncé says she "felt like my body was not mine" when she put on weight after having twins.

The 37-year-old star welcomed Rumi and Sir in June 2017 and went up to 218lbs during the pregnancy and, although Beyoncé was down to 175lbs by the time she started preparing for her 2018 Coachella performance, she admitted being heavier than usual was tough.

Speaking in a new YouTube video, Beyoncé - who also has daughter Blue Ivy, seven, with husband Jay Z - said: "I'm back on the stage after giving birth to twins. I was a woman that felt like my body was not mine."

Sharing her weight-loss journey in the video for strict plant-based diet 22 Days Nutrition, Beyoncé showed herself stepping on to a scale and said: "Every woman's nightmare... this is my weight, 175. Long way to go. We're going to go 100 per cent plant-based from now through Coachella.

GROWING UP IN PUBLIC: An eight-month pregnant Beyonce performing at the 2017 Grammy awards ceremony
GROWING UP IN PUBLIC: An eight-month pregnant Beyonce performing at the 2017 Grammy awards ceremony

"It's time to work, so I have to get in that zone, it's like a different headspace. Me getting the weight off was so much easier than getting back in shape and my body feeling comfortable."

Beyoncé previously shared her food and fitness regime in her Netflix movie 'Homecoming' and admitted it affected her both physically and mentally.

She said: "In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms. Just internally, my body was not connected -- my mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children.

"In order for me to meet my goal, I'm limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol. And I'm hungry!"

And while Coachella was a huge success, she admitted that she put her body through too much in order to prepare.

She said: "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 creatively and physically, it was a lot to juggle. It's not like before when I could rehearse for 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body. I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could. And I learned a very valuable lesson. I will never, never push myself that far again."

Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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