Dieting during pregnancy has long been considered a pretty major no-no, but recently, several expecting celebrities have spoken out about their plans to shed the baby weight–before it’s even been put on. Jessica Simpson recently signed with Weight Watchers to become a spokesperson immediately after she gives birth, and now, apparently, music power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z, who are just a few months along, are also watching their figures. According to Us, the pair have reported that the two have adopted a “partially vegan” diet–though which parts, they aren’t quite clear on.
Veganism has been picking up some steam among celebrities, particularly following the release of this year’s Forks Over Knives, a popular documentary espousing the scientifically-shown benefits of eating a plant-based diet. But so far, it hasn’t really been used as a “pregnancy diet” or way to keep famous women from “losing control”, as Beyonce put it in an interview on The View, though it has often been cited as a way for stars to lose weight, rather than get healthy. But with the public’s close watch of Queen B’s kid-to-be, it might become one–particularly if she has positive things to say about the weight (or, hopefully, health) benefits.
Beyonce, whose pregnancy has been the target of some speculation (including BumpGate, the brief-yet-viral debate over whether or not she was wearing a false belly due to complications) seems to be clipping along at a healthy pace–and partner Jay-Z is beside her the whole time, trying to match her healthy diet. Us cites his need for “energy” to support her throughout the pregnancy as his reason for joining her in the omission of animal products (though, again, which ones, we aren’t quite sure).
Will Beyonce and Jay stick with the diet after the birth of their child? Will “partial veganism” catch on as a pregnancy diet? It’s hard to say. Though with more and more celebs hopping on the animal-free bandwagon every day, it wouldn’t surprise me if this healthy (when done correctly) method of weight-watching picks up steam in the new year.
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