Working on the assumption that Beyonce’s telling the truth about getting pregnant, carrying and “naturally” delivering, that there was no surrogate or gestational carrier, and that Blue Ivy Carter wasn’t adopted while Beyonce wore increasing sizes of pillow to create the effect, the singer has lost almost all of the “50-pounds” she claims to have gained during pregnancy.
Beyonce is around 5 foot 6 inches tall. The photo included on the far left shows Beyonce May 22, 2011 long before becoming pregnant. The next photo is the bump debut August 28, 2011 and the next reveal November 20. The next photo is from February 6, 2012 (a month after the birth), the next photo is from March 19, and the photo on the far right is from April 15. That’s her body’s journey from before Blue Ivy to after.
The singer claims she gained 50-pounds total, although that feels unlikely (here she is two days before giving birth); it’s like she’s inflating, or rounding up, that number to make her weight loss sound more dramatic. And Beyonce claims she lost that weight “mostly from breastfeeding,” leaving her “three or four pounds” away from her pre-pregnancy weight. Although, the Mommy Police are up in arms over the admission that, despite some tedious (hypocritical?) prosthletizing in the same quote, Beyonce “only” breastfed for 10-weeks. The baby is 16-weeks old.
In short, with another slow-release soundbite from the world’s longest ever interview in People Magazine, how did Beyonce lose her baby weight: 50-pounds overall, with 20 of that gained in the final four weeks?
* Beyonce lost weight postpartum mostly from breastfeeding, although she stopped after 10 weeks.
* Giving herself a month of rest after the delivery, she began to diet and exercise.
* She counted calories. And she didn’t cheat on her diet.
* She worked out, three or four times-a-week.
* She paced herself with workouts; she started with walking, now she’s progressed to running.
“I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself,” Knowles, who breastfed Blue for 10 weeks, says. Then, “about a month after” giving birth, the new mom tackled the remaining pounds with a strict diet and exercise routine.
“I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week,” she shares. “I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. But I had to work my way up. I couldn’t just go right from being pregnant to running.”
All the hard work, including “staying away from anything delicious” and no cheat days, has paid off.
“I’m proud that my waist came back so fast. I’m proud of that and happy, but that was mostly from the breastfeeding,” the singer explains.
And not only is Knowles just “three to four pounds” away from her pre-pregnancy weight, but she has also acquired a new softness about her voluptuous body.
“My hormones are still in my body. Your body produces the hormones that make your body soft,” she says. “It’s just magical. It makes me so proud to be a woman because it’s just unexplainable what happens to your body; it’s incredible.” – via People Magazine.