This week, Beyoncé dropped her Netflix documentary Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which highlighted the creative process and physically-taxing preparation behind her 2018 Coachella performance. In the two-hour long film, Bey got candid and opened up about her weight loss journey which involved a highly restrictive diet.
Bey cut out bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish, and alcohol. "I'm hungry," she declared in the film after explaining her food options, or lack thereof.
As expected, the Twittersphere had some thoughts on Bey's intense diet and determination that covered a wide array of emotions.
When Beyoncé's Coachella documentary on Netflix was finally released early Wednesday morning, the Beyhive was enamoured with the stunning two-hour long visual and had plenty of thoughts about the film. An even bigger surprise was that Bey also dropped a massive album with 40 tracks from her two weekend-long headlining performances. Even wilder: Blue Ivy, her eldest daughter with husband Jay-Z, was featured on the lengthy compilation! The seven-year-old sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by poet James Weldon Johnson and Twitter was shook.
Throughout the documentary, Beyonce kept it real and gave fans an inside look into the demanding physical commitment in the lead-up to her headlining performance. After giving birth to her twins, Rumi and Sir, she followed a strict dietary regimen to prepare for her big set.
“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,” Beyoncé said in the film, according to Vox. “And I’m hungry.”
The superstar didn't specify the name of her diet, but it seems in line with a vegan ketogenic diet, which is focused on moderate protein consumption, high fats, and low carbs, according to Healthline.
The process was a physical challenge for Beyonce. "It’s my first time back home on the stage after giving birth. I’m creating my own homecoming and it’s hard," she said in the doc, per BuzzFeed News. "There were days that I thought I’d never be the same, I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same."
This isn't the first time Beyoncé has experimented with her diet. Recently, she and Jay-Z encouraged fans to commit to veganism for a chance to win free concert tickets for 30 years. The challenge, which ends on April 22 and is in support of The Greenprint Project, encourages a plant-based diet for environmental purposes.
When the Twittersphere caught wind of Bey's intense pre-Coachella diet, they were collectively in shock, which prompted fans to share their thoughts on social media. Below, we look at the best and genuinely relatable tweets about Bey's diet.
Some were understandably concerned about her wellbeing due to her exhaustive hustling and limited meals.
Others questioned their own personal will, and we felt that.
NO meat, NO fish, NO dairy, NO carbs, the fact that Beyonce was surviving off of pure will and photosynthesis, to deliver Beychella is too much for my spirit pic.twitter.com/yUlW4wIHiw
— Kenny Sama (@KennyL5S5) April 17, 2019
— peng de la crème (@ginnahaha) April 17, 2019
— There are no “bad” foods! (@IWriteAllDay_) April 17, 2019
— There are no “bad” foods! (@IWriteAllDay_) April 17, 2019
— Cookie Not Preggo by Nick Cannon (@Cookiebaby23) April 17, 2019
— Kaysen (@KaysenHarlow) April 17, 2019
— DKT (@darleneturner53) April 17, 2019
— Taylor Richardson (@itsyagirltaylor) April 17, 2019
Beyoncé’s diet + Ciara’s prayer = A NEW ME BITCH! pic.twitter.com/oCsIbuD5wv
— Timothy Warner Miami Realtor (@TimWarLuxeRE) April 17, 2019
— Nayvadius Hive🧪 (@Jess_Nneka) April 17, 2019
When Beyonce talked about her diet and said I'M HUNGRY, I felt that.
— Derrick Austin (@ParadiseLAust) April 17, 2019
— ҽʍʍɑ 🐱🐯 (@mimamumemo_) April 18, 2019
— Bally Singh (@putasinghonit) April 17, 2019
Beyoncé: I’m limiting myself to,
Me trying the Beyoncé diet: pic.twitter.com/RJCUg5bUDk
— 🌹VeeVeeMwah🌹 (@Veebanoid) April 18, 2019
not everyone can do the Beyoncé diet..you can’t come and kill yourself, sis had chefs probably making her meals....what do you have?! Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods?!
— Daryl V. (@darylv_) April 17, 2019
1. No sugar
2. No meat
3. No dairy
4. No carbs
5. No fish
6. No alcohol
See 1-6 minus the word “No.”
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) April 18, 2019
Me, after trying Beyoncé’s diet pic.twitter.com/VRj1i8clyO
— Shanel Gulf Coast (@HouseOfShanel) April 18, 2019
Some tweeters were quick to take notes, and hoped to follow Beyonce's lead.
If Beyoncé can be THAT disciplined with her diet then so can I. Mind over matter. #BeyoncéHomecoming
— Ree 🌻 (@mariamariaa7) April 17, 2019
Y’all throwing away your Homecoming viewing snacks after hearing Beyoncé talk about her diet pic.twitter.com/gWJa1V9r8m
— Allie (What is a Beyoncé?) (@Fergyonce) April 17, 2019
Others were quick to remind their fellow users that stars aren't always like us because of the resources at their disposal.
I have ZERO negative things to say about Beyoncé but I want to remind folks that you don't need to be a certain size to be beautiful or to be good at dancing and that Bey has a private chef to ensure she gets the nutrients she needs and you should not try that diet at home.
— The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (@IBJIYONGI) April 18, 2019
I saw a video of Beyoncé talking about not eating carbs to get ready for @coachella. She was eating an apple while explaining her diet.
As the cool kids say:
I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but apples have carbs. It doesn’t make them good or bad, it’s just a fact
— Allison Knott MS RDN CSSD (@allisonknottrd) April 17, 2019
And of course, some of Beyoncé's fans did not stand for any hate aimed at their queen.
Sorry but anyone criticising the diet part of the doc is ? Do u rlly think beyonce just cares about body image for post pregnancy vanity as opposed to idk, being an athlete preparing for the performance of her life
— kieranyates (@kieran_yates) April 17, 2019
Beyoncé aggressively changes her diet, goes on vocal rest, breastfeeds twins while rehearsing, practices 15 hours a day, is constantly behind the scenes and she’s “overrated”? Some of y’all kill me. Just say you like lazy artists who contribute one lackluster vocal note and go.
— Preston Mitchum, he/him (@PrestonMitchum) April 17, 2019
Homecoming: a Film by Beyoncé is available to watch on Netflix now.
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