Singer Beyonce is "thrilled" with her dramatic recent weight loss following her three-week vegan diet.
"Beyoncé still believes that women are beautiful at any size, but she felt that her own body was reacting well to being vegetarian, and she wanted to press further and try the vegan diet," a source told Cover Media.
"The diet was incredibly hard on her, but along with the muscle tone created from a tough workout she devised with her trainer Marco Borges, she couldn't believe how great she felt without having any extra weight."
The 5-foot-7 Beyonce revealed she weighed 195 pounds while pregnant, and lost 65 pounds shortly afterward by following a low-calorie diet and working out several days a week combining cardio exercise with strength-training.
Beyoncé lost more weight after following a 22-day vegan diet in December 2013. Tabloids claimed Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z lost a combined 110 pounds on their plant-based diet, but those reports have been dismissed as far-fetched and outrageous.
Beyoncé, who's now a petite size 2, raised eyebrows after debuting her stunning weight loss at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Beyonce is back on her vegan diet, and reportedly eats a variety of vegan foods, including pizza, vegan protein bars, meatballs and peanut-butter pie, and chili. Her trainer said Beyonce's go-to snacks are the gluten-free, vegan 22 Days Nutrition Bars.
While critics said she has gotten too skinny, Beyoncé said she looks and feels great. Her camp dismissed criticism that she's too thin, insisting Beyonce is careful about setting a positive example for your young fans. "She takes being a role model incredibly seriously," said a source.