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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 21 & 22: A ‘Slutty Vegan’ Is Likely the Only Kind of Vegan I Want to Be

Photo: Cameron Mitchell (Slutty Vegan) Yesterday was Beyoncé’s 38th birthday, y’all…and today is blessedly the day I officially give up trying to do anything with the Virgo-fueled laser focus of Beyoncé. (Fun fact: My mom and sister are also Virgos, and each could’ve told you it was likely never gonna happen for my easily distracted […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 18-20: I Found an Oasis in a (Food) Desert

Chef Laforce BakerPhoto: LaForce Baker/Moon Meals Yes, I stayed vegan throughout the Labor Day weekend (so, sadly, no barbecues for me on the unofficial last weekend of summer). And yes, I’m ready for this 22 Days experiment to be over—not because I hate plant-based eating (quite to the contrary—it’s fine), but because I’m faced with […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 17: Is There a Message in This Bottle?

Photo: Maiysha Kai I am not a breakfast person. I readily accept that it’s the most important meal of the day (because Michelle Obama told me so), but it’s rarely one I’m inclined to eat first thing in the morning (which the celebrity-endorsed nutritionist I used to see told me is exactly when I should […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 16: Yes, I Can Cook, Too

Photo: Maiysha Kai You know, I saw this whole thing going differently in my mind. I had visions of puttering around my kitchen every weekend, spatula in hand, hair wrapped and apron around my waist, whipping up savory vegan dishes the way I have many a Sunday roast chicken dinner or Thanksgiving feast, and turning […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 14 & 15: Is This Mission Impossible?

Win of the week: Now that I know how this tastes, I may never go back.Photo: Maiysha Kai Well, I’ve figured out why it’s been so difficult to take off the weight. Over a decade ago, when I was a freewheeling and high-earning New York City girl (with a much higher metabolism) living off of […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 13: The Devil Must Be Dairy-Free

Photo: iStock I want pizza. I don’t care what kind: New York-style, Chicago-style, flatbread, french bread, personal, pan, I don’t care. I just want pizza. No, let me be absolutely clear: I want pizza that doesn’t taste like cardboard slathered with tomato sauce and topped with school paste. If there is one reason my venture […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 10: Have Some Carbs With Your Reduced Carbon Footprint

So, about that time baker’s dozen from Angelic Bakehouse arrived on my doorstep…Photo: Maiysha Kai Fun fact, unbeknownst to me before attempting the 22 Days Nutrition challenge: according to PETA (who would definitely know), most bread is vegan (clearly, I haven’t been making a lot of bread). It was a fact lost on me, since […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 8: But Will It Really Tip the Scales?

Photo: iStock For everyone who thinks 22 days of veganism will get you bodied like Beyoncé (or think that I think it will), think again—or so says my scale, which this morning registered approximately a pound of weight loss after a week of loosely following the 22 Days Nutrition plan. While those results are far […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 7: The Way to a Vegan’s Heart Is Through Her Stomach

Yes, he can cook, too.Photo: Maiysha Kai A wise commenter once said, “Girl, never go on a date hungry. Also, never decline date continuation suggestions after he’s seen your makeup drip and your hair swell up like Donna Summer!” 22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? First date […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?

Photo: Maiysha Kai There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating plan designed by Beyoncé’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges. For those of you who have wondered […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 4,5 & 6: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?

Photo: Maiysha Kai There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating plan designed by Beyoncé’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges. For those of you who have wondered […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 3: I Really Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

You will pry this butter from my cold, dead hands…in fact, just bury it with me.Photo: Maiysha Kai Fun fact: I love toast. In the days that I attempted to lead a low-carb life, toast was what I missed the most—closely followed by grits, and sweet potatoes, and popcorn, and…wait. Maybe I just love vehicles […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 2: How to Swallow a Plateful of Opinions

Photo: iStock You know the old adage, “opinions are like assholes; everybody has one?” Well, apparently, the same holds true for diet plans—everyone is sure they have the answer and is insistent that theirs is the best one for you. So, after only two days of publicly sharing what could most accurately be described as […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

Does this Thai make me look fat?Photo: iStock First date day, and I’ve already cheated—not that I’m a cheater, as I had to assure my date before my first day was done, but some experiences are just too irresistible to resist. In fact, this cheat felt so organic, I didn’t even notice until after the […]

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Sweet Dream or Beautiful Nightmare? In 22 Days, I’m Going to Find Out That Beyoncé’s Diet Is No Joke

Screenshot: Beyoncé (YouTube) I was kidding, I swear. At least, I was mostly kidding when I DM’d The Root’s Editor-in-Chief, Danielle Belton, and asked if the company would pay if I tried the new, Beyoncé-endorsed 22 Days Nutrition program. I even ended my message with the laughing/crying emoji—a clear tip-off that I was joking, right? […]

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Got 22 Days? Beyoncé and Her Trainer Have Your New Eating Plan

We all saw it—the grueling journey from postnatal (with twins!) ‘Yoncé to Homecoming cutoffs ‘Yoncé—and frankly, I, for one, instantly decided I didn’t have the stamina (seriously, the woman is damn near supernatural). But to hear it straight from the Queen’s mouth in the promo for her newest venture, 22 Days Nutrition, “getting the weight […]

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