Beyonce Weighed 218 Pounds While Pregnant, Credits Vegan Diet For Weight Loss

Samantha Chang

Singer Beyonce tipped the scales at 218 pounds while pregnant with twins, and has credited a vegan diet for her post-baby weight loss.

The 5-foot-7 Beyonce admits she still hasn't lost all the baby weight, but promised she will easily snap back into top shape once she focuses on it.

"I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir," Bey told Vogue. "I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies' health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU [neonatal intensive care unit."

After six months of post-pregnancy recuperation, the Grammy winner said she followed a vegan diet to jump-start her weight loss, but didn't try to rush losing all the weight.

"I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks," she recounted. "But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch."

"Whenever I'm ready to get a six-pack, I will go into Beast Zone and work my *ss off until I have it," she said. "But right now, my little FUPA [fat upper-pubic area] and I feel like we are meant to be."

When Beyonce was pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy in 2012, she topped the scales at 195 pounds. The pop icon then lost 65 pounds over the course of several months by following a vegan diet and working out regularly.

Beyonce's weight-loss workout routine combines cardio exercise, light weightlifting, squats, lunges, sprint intervals and plyometric exercises.

Miliam, 36, recently lost some weight and is in the best shape of her life, thanks to a healthy diet and regular workouts, as the Inquisitr previously reported.

"It's harder to lose weight as quickly, and there are now problem areas, like the stomach," Christina said.