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5 Foods Beyoncé Avoids To Look Stunning in Her 40s

She’s looking 'Flawless.'

Beyoncé looks so flawless that it's hard to believe the singer is 40. She's been known for her fierce attitude and known as a beauty icon since her start in the late nineties. Still married and "drunk in love" with her husband, Jay-Z, they have 3 children together. Now, as a mother and wife, Beyoncé still dominates the music charts and both the celebrity and beauty worlds.

Headlining and performing at numerous events throughout her career, she took to her new Netflix documentary to discuss her performance at Coachella in 2018. In this documentary, Beyoncé opens up about her diet and what she cut out of it to meet her goals. With everything she cut out, Beyoncé couldn't have helped but state that she was left hungry. With the help of Men's Health, we wrapped up what Beyoncé cut out of her diet and what she ate instead. For more celebrity news, check out The Dangerous 'Met Gala Diet' Kim Kardashian Followed To Drop 16 Pounds.

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She cut out refined carbohydrates.

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Carbs get a bad rap. They're looked at as being dangerous for weight gain and causing sluggish behavior. Although too many carbs can have negative effects, it turns out that your body does need them.

Not consuming a sufficient amount of carbs could prevent your body from properly getting all the energy it needs to burn throughout the day. If this happens, there is a good chance that your energy levels could lower throughout the day. You might also get bad breath, become constipated, and develop headaches and cramps.

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She cut out meat.

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Cutting out meat is a standard in vegetarian and vegan diets. If you specifically cut out red meat, you can obtain some benefits, such as reducing inflammation and lowering your risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.

However, you have to be careful, as you can lose potential necessary nutrients your body needs as well as develop a low iron count.

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She cut out fish.

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According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you're supposed to eat about 8 ounces of seafood per week. Fish can be eaten as a substantial protein and can even help you lose weight because it makes you feel full and cuts down your fat intake.

However, not consuming fish lessens the risk of consuming harmful toxins into your body that could affect your health. This includes consuming mercury which, if consumed too much, can affect your hearing, vision, and coordination challenges– three things Beyoncé needs for performing!

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She cut out sugar.

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Opting out of sugar in your diet can help you be in tip-top shape quicker. For starters, cutting out sugar means you'll lose belly fat, feel less bloated, your skin will improve, and you'll feel more energetic (which is perfect if you're about to perform a big concert). More importantly, your heart health will improve, upgrading your overall body health and organ health.

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She cut out dairy.

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For the lactose-intolerant, this seems like an easy switch. However, cheese lovers and yogurt eaters might think differently.

However, giving up dairy does come with benefits. If you're dairy-sensitive, cutting it out could help stabilize inflammation. You could also experience less bloating and regulate your digestion, as well as help clear your skin. If you choose to cut out dairy, just make sure you're getting your vitamin D and calcium from elsewhere.

She went vegan-keto.

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Although Beyoncé never came out to say the exact type of diet she was on, it sounded like it was more aligned with the vegan keto diet based on how it was described.

The vegan ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates, high in fat, and moderate in protein. For this diet, carbs are typically reduced to 20 to 50 grams per day to reach and maintain the state of ketosis — a metabolic process where your body burns fat instead of glucose and uses it as fuel.

Typically, the high fat comes from high-fat animal products. However, the vegan part of this diet doesn't use animals. They will only consume plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, and grains. In this diet, you can reach your high-fat intake by consuming fattening plant-based products such as coconut oil, nuts, and avocado.

Kayla Garritano
Kayla Garritano is a Staff Writer for Eat This, Not That! She graduated from Hofstra University, where she majored in Journalism and double minored in Marketing and Creative Writing. Read more