According to some gossip rags, Mrs. Carter has lost over 30 pounds in a six to eight week window since having Blue Ivy.
That’s a remarkable amount of weight lost in a short amount of time, which, whether celebrities like it or not, becomes the marker for her fans who also want to look fabulous.
Over at Huffington Post, physician Khandee Ahnaimugan gives some tips to people who have slower metabolisms or have a few years on Beyonce.
Many women who achieve reasonable amounts of weight loss in a month will give up, because they don’t feel they are losing weight fast enough. They question their approach. They might even blame themselves, their metabolism or their genes. But it’s got nothing to do with those things. They have done nothing wrong. It’s just that when you are doing things sensibly, that’s how long it takes.
So if four pounds a month is an acceptable rate of weight loss, how does this explain Beyoncé’s results? One report suggested that her personal trainer had actually moved in to her house and she was doing up to four hours of exercise a day. As well as this, she was living on a diet of “protein shakes, egg-white omelettes, pineapple chunks and lots of ice-cold water.”
This is not a regular diet or exercise regime. And most women would not be able to sustain this. I cannot imagine the kinds of pressure someone like Beyoncé is under to get back into shape as soon as possible, but I do know that this is not a desirable or realistic strategy for most women.
And also, remember, Beyonce is only 30. It’s much easier to lose weight quickly when you’re 30 than when you’re 50.
Beyoncé has access to many more resources than the average weight-loss maven. Long before she put on the added baby weight, Beyoncé was already in tip-top shape. Over a decade of working out and eating healthy prepared her body for the challenges of pregnancy. She most like also continued a modified version of her workouts and diet during her pregnancy which kept her body used to exercise making it easy to drop the weight post baby.
More than likely, she will incorporate the expertise of a nutritionist or dietitian, and a personal trainer.
So don’t feel bad if can’t keep up the pace with Bey because your consistency will pay-off.