Pop singer Beyonce is an international sensational. Aside from her Grammy-winning music, the singer is also known for her bootylicious body. Her curly body is easily many woman’s dream. However, the singer is currently in news for the wrong reasons. According to the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle
Medicine, a diet endorsed by the hitmaker, ‘could be dangerous.’
The subscribers of this plan pay $14 to access the celeb-approved plant-based recipes. However, many nutritionists claim that the diet could lead to many nutritional deficiencies.
However, Beyoncé's trainer Marco Borges had different things to say. Marco said the singer was "mindful of the importance of proper nutrition and exercise".
The original diet was created in 2013 but the singer is now promoting Beyoncé's Kitchen, the plan she followed in preparation for her comeback performance at the 2018 Coachella festival after having twins.
A promotional video released on her YouTube channel last month opens with a clip from her Homecoming film, showing her stepping on to some scales and saying her weight is "every woman's worst nightmare".
The video has been viewed 1.7 million times.
She then goes to say that reaching her goals require her to limit herself to "no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol… and I'm hungry". She followed the plan for 44 days.
While the recommended amount of calories for men is 2,500 calories a day and women 2,000 - but the diet supplies just 1,400.
"This is quite low for anyone, users will feel tired and exhausted particularly when adding in the exercise," said Mr O'Shaughnessy, a leading nutritionist.
"It could be dangerous for the average person to follow without a team of nutritionists and trainers like Beyoncé has."
Excluding all animal products without any information on what nutritional issues the dieter may need to consider, such as replacing vitamin B12, iron or protein intake, was also problematic, Mr O'Shaughnessy said.
Like most extreme diets, the Beyonce diet too encourages its users to cut essentials from their diet, which although effective in the short while, isn’t the way to achieve sustainable results.