Beyoncé has just released her new documentary Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé, which is now airing on Netflix that documents her iconic performance at Coachella in 2018. The movie follows the artist as she planned and prepared for the show not long after delivering twins, Rumi and Sir.
In the documentary, she revealed that she weighed 218 pounds on the day she delivered her twins, and she struggled with her post-baby body as she prepared for her performance.
The singer/performer is the ultimate professional, however, and she put herself on a strict diet to ensure she would be in the best physical condition possible for when it was time to hit the Coachella stage. At the time, Beyoncé revealed that not only was she going to go vegan to reach her weight loss goals, but she was taking her diet to the extreme.
“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,” she said. “And I’m hungry!”
The singer, who underwent a c-section to deliver her twins after developing preeclampsia and suffering “an extremely difficult pregnancy,” revealed that she was concerned her body would never be the same post-pregnancy as it was pre-pregnancy.
“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,” the artist said in Homecoming. “Eventually I wanna be able to do SoulCycle, the stairs, and rehearsal in a day,” she said, noting her goals for her fitness and overall health.
She also shared a moment in the documentary where she was able to fit into one of her older costumes, and her response was so similar to many women who struggle with body issues after having a child.
“Okay this is seriously a huge accomplishment because I did not think I’d ever get back in my old costume, and I’m actually in it, and I can still move,” she celebrated. “I still have a ways to go, but this makes me feel good because I’ve been sacrificing and working hard. Huge, huge, huge accomplishment. Yay!”
While her Coachella performance may just go down as the best in history, the singer admitted that she's not willing to go to such extremes anymore and is searching for the right balance between her work life and private life.
"Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a 6-year-old and of twins that need me — and giving myself creatively and physically, it was a lot to juggle," she said. "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."