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Beyonce Knowles Diet

Updated on July 10, 2017

Beyonce Uses The Master Cleanse To Lose Weight For Dreamgirls

Beyonce's Diet for Dreamgirls: Dream Diet or Nightmare?

Ever find yourself envying the lifestyle of the famous actresses and actors that grace our television and movie screens? Think their lives are all glitter and glitz and no problems? Think again. Often actors and actresses can undergo drastic measures to "fit" the part they are playing. This was true for actress and singer Beyonce Knowles when she played the part of Deena Jones in the 2006 movie version of Dreamgirls.

The movie Dreamgirls was set in the sixties, a time when females, particularly female singers were thin. Beyonce, on the other hand, is known for her curvy figure, a figure she had to lose in order to play the role of Deena Jones, an up and coming young singer. In fact, in order to properly portray her character, Beyonce was required to lose about 20 pounds in a time period of two weeks.

"Back in the sixties, models like Twiggy were popular and I knew Deena would have been thin, so even though I really love eating, it was necessary to lose the weight really fast because we shot Deena at sixteen and Deena at thirty-six two weeks apart," Beyonce explained in the China Daily.

Beyonce added that it was actually her nutritionalist who gave her the idea of using the master cleanse diet to lose the weight she needed quickly.

"My nutritionalist suggested the only way to do that (lose the weight that quickly) was to do the fast," Beyonce said.

The master cleanse diet is basically a fast where dieters only drink a lemonade type concoction that includes maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Along with drinking this lemonade beverage, Beyonce also said she took a few liberties with the diet. For instance, she said she included some vegetables while on the master cleanse diet. Generally those on the master cleanse do not eat any type of solid food. Even with the vegetables, however, Beyonce said she did not enjoy and would not recommend the diet to others. In fact, she admitted on The Oprah Winfrey Show that the diet made her "cranky" especially when those around her were eating donuts and sweets.

Beyonce regained her weight soon after she stopped the fast and resumed her normal eating habits. In fact, Beyonce herself discourages others from trying the diet as a weight loss plan.

While Beyonce did achieve her weight loss goal when she tried the master cleanse diet, the weight loss wasn't permanent. After finishing the diet, Beyonce returned to her old eating habits and quickly gained the weight back. So even though going on a master cleanse fast may help you to lose weight while you are on the diet, you will more than likely gain the weight back unless you change your eating habits and lifestyle.

What you can learn from Beyonce is that you should use the master cleanse to help achieve your long term health goals, and not as a quick fix. If you don't have any intention of making long term changes to your diet even the master cleanse won't be much help.


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      pooh 10 years ago

      beyonce looks so pretty se allways dose i love her

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      teell2 9 years ago

      Great hub and interesting reading. I will try out the Beyonce diet!

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      Brittany 9 years ago

      my sister and i are trying the diet im gonna try it for 15 days.

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      kiara 9 years ago

      im gone try this starting tomorrow

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      kf 9 years ago

      i'm gonna try this diet for 14 days and if it works i am gonna try for 7 more days

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      kf 9 years ago

      i'm gonna try this diet for 14 days and if it works i am gonna try for 7 more days

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      kf 9 years ago

      i'm gonna try this diet for 14 days and if it works i am gonna try for 7 more days

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      jd 9 years ago


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      Melissa 9 years ago

      I'm following the diet right now im at day 2 and its going well so far... the cravings were really bad the first day and a half but are diminishing and things are going good.

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      klanae 9 years ago

      this diet really works i have lost 5pounds in 2days by sticking to this diet its is so great and beyonce looks wonderful.

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      nmn 9 years ago

      o this thing works but after a week or someting you will gane all the weight it sax but if ur like gounr some prome dance or somethig do it befor the dance 2 weeks and after the dance u can gane it back thats what i did and it was grate

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      Archie Freeman 9 years ago

      I have never tried a fast but I understand they can be a very healthy thing

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      Terry  9 years ago

      This is one of the worst possible "diets" to ever go on. Sure, you may lose several pounds in a week, but as soon as you go off of it you will gain it all back, plus some! Weight loss success is more about finding a long term solution than a short term fix that will only leave you more frustrated than ever.

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      tiffany 9 years ago

      i love beyonce she is so great

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      Stephanie 9 years ago

      How did you lose all that weight? Any way you look good on dreamgirls

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      Kellece 9 years ago

      Hi, This is my 6th day on the diet and I must is very hard...the first, second; third, and so NEVER got easier for me. The important thing ladies/and or men is to make sure you follow the "after getting off the diet" steps, it is very IMPORTANT once are done. You can NOT just start eating normal food again you MUST follow the coming off rules or it could lead to death...don't believe me, just look it must drink OJ the first 2 days after being done and then add fruit. This diet does work, I have lost 12 lbs. I started Wed~ 4/2 and am ending it Wed ~ 4/9 and I will NEVER try this again. it was way too hard for me. God's Luck be with you all.

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      Tanya 9 years ago

      OMG fox do not try it my friends and i tried it it was a suicidal we had vertigos and we had no strenght and when we visited the doctor he said to us to trhow away the marple syrop it was dangerous our blood now is weak it is not okay:(( and we gain pounds imagine so DO NOT USE MARPLE SYROP try with vegetable fruit water juices and soupes pls we advise you pls

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      Kate 9 years ago

      I can't believe the moron who commented below, saying that she and her sister were going to do this diet for 15 days.  Who are you fooling?  Anyway, as a dietitian, I have to say that not only is this diet ridiculous, it is about the unhealthiest thing anyone can do to themselves.

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      susanmalone 9 years ago

      I think that makes sense. Master cleanse not only helps to lose weight but also boosts overall body's health.

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      Tina 9 years ago

      The diet sounds good and Beyonce looks great! But I rather lose wieght by eating healthy and exercises. At least this way I know that it will stay off for some time. What is the use of harming your body and as soon as you are off the weight comes back (doubling!) No way Baby! I thank God for my health and strenght!

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      Ben Guinter 9 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      It's not a "diet" to lose weight.. it's a cleanse, a detox. I don't know how effective it is at detoxing, but I've done it and if you're going to do it or praise it as a way to lose weight then get ready for the yo-yo to start.

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      Amanda 8 years ago

      I am sure that Beyonce does a lot more than a detox lemonade diet to look that good!!

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      katherine 8 years ago

      the beyonce diet is the bomb i went on the beyonce diet foe 10 days and it was a struggle at first but i overcame by thinking how much i wanted to loose weight and pretty i want to look so pretty so BEST OF LUCK TO ALL WHO WANT TO LOOK HOT ITS 2009 GO GIRL.(S) FEEL FREE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

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      shatason 8 years ago

      I will be trying the diet for 5 days, will see if it will work I am trying to get into the navy and hoping this will work.

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      OG 7 years ago

      I am on day 1 and it is hard, beleive me, it sounds very doable when you hear of it. I am feeling weak-loss of energy. But I will try it for 5-7 days, and come off it properly, the way it is recommended or else i may have serious complications...

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      Szandra 7 years ago

      Are you english?

      I'm Hungary, but I love England

      Do you have desire to talk with me?

      I am amateur

      P.S. Beyonce is beautiful

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      sandra 7 years ago

      uhm... its not easy...i wonder if i can

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      isionse 5 years ago

      beyonce looks good,i am currently doing this diet.its day 5 n its getting better than i started.weighed 103kg lets see how many i will loose in 14days.

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      nandi 5 years ago

      snap only dae 1,,,,,il try it for ten does once i have shed of the weight ,,bk to gym,,,i wana keep it off,,,,reason im doing the diet 1st is bcause i wana feel good again hope it will motivate me ,,i have fruits and veggies waiting for me once im done ,,,,,,#

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      MYWIKISTEP 4 years ago

      I agree ,there are many ways to achieve thinks!

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