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Beyonce's trainer reveals vegan diet and fitness secrets of her sleek physique

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When it comes to post-baby bodies, Beyonce has rocked the world with her ripped abs, whittled waistline and perfect physique. So how did Queen B achieve that slimline success? Her trainer, Marco Borges, told all the secrets to Access Hollywood on Dec. 13.

Beyonce's current diet consists of a plant-based vegan plan announced by Jay Z on his Web site. In the announcement, Jay Z credited Marco.

"This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan (Marco) challenged me to embrace plant-based breakfast every day," revealed Jay Z.

Marco, who told Access Hollywood that he also helped Beyonce restore her pre-baby body, is also the founder of the 22 Days Nutrition Program, which forms the foundation of Beyonce's and Jay Z's new diet.

"While I don’t preach, I do share with friends my nutrition, because I’m always asked how do I have such high energy and always feel great,” Marco explained to Access Hollywood.

Both Jay Z and Beyonce believe in the multi-faceted benefits of Marco's diet, which includes more energy, weight loss and reduced risk of diseases such as cancer.

"If there was a drug that could prevent or decrease heart disease, how much do you think that drug would be worth? I would say trillions of dollars instantly. Well, that drug exists. It’s called a plant-based nutrition," asserted Marco.

Marco noted to Life and Style magazine that Beyonce initially began with a vegan meal a day in addition to the fitness plan that he created for her.

He recommends "at least "one vegan meal a day because this typically gets people to eat more greens than they normally would." And Beyonce's healthy snacks also are plant-based.

"If you have to snack, don't sacrifice nutrition," says Marco.

Beyonce snacks on edamame, a green apple or cucumbers sprinkled with vinegar, cayenne pepper and lemon.

Her fitness program includes:

  • Running-spring intervals for quick cardio sessions
  • Running stairs
  • Biceps curls with 5-pound weight

Marco also trains Jay Z. How impressed is the singer with the results? He contributed the preface to Marco's book "Power Moves: The Four Motions to Transform Your Body for Life" (click for details).

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