“Beyond the Glam: How Beyonce’s Dieting Obsession Took a Toll on Her Health”

Harper’s BAZAAR has unveiled its September issue, featuring a breathtaking Beyoncé on the cover. The songstress took the opportunity to speak candidly about her experiences with dieting, body image, and mental health. In one of the stunning photos, Beyoncé dazzles in a sparkling bejeweled top, while confidently commanding attention in various other looks throughout the editorial. As she approaches her 40th birthday, Beyoncé bravely admits to breaking free from the cycle of poor health and neglect, acknowledging that she has spent too much time in the past obsessing over diets.

Bold, Beautiful, Bey! Beyoncé looks sensational on the cover of September's issue of Harper's Bazaar in a sparkling bejeweled top - and has opened up in a candid chat about dieting, body image and her mental health

Beyoncé is the cover star of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, looking stunning in a bejeweled top. In an honest conversation, she spoke about her diet, body image and mental health. Beyoncé has been focusing on her overall well-being, including her physical and mental health, peace of mind, and how often she smiles. Mental health is an essential part of self-care, and she has learned to pay attention to the subtle signs her body gives her. Being a backbone for her family and company has taken a toll on her well-being, like many other women. Beyoncé has struggled with insomnia due to touring for more than half of her life. The entertainment industry can easily drain one’s spirit and light, but she has fought to protect her sanity and privacy.

Raw: The singer, 39, sizzles for an array of looks as she commands attention in the editorial, bolding stating that she is learning to 'break the cycle of poor health and neglect'

Paraphrased: The 39-year-old artist looks stunning in various outfits as she takes center stage in the photo shoot. She confidently shares that she is committed to breaking the pattern of unhealthy habits and self-neglect.

Then: Beyoncé - pictured in 2003 - admitted that she would diet 'unhealthily'

Now: Beyoncé commands attention in a Gothic black gown for the 2021 shoot

Beyoncé has revealed that in the past, she used to follow unhealthy diets. However, today, she has established her own media empire, Parkwood Entertainment, which includes a fashion line called IVY PARK. The talented singer, who is a mother of three, along with her husband Jay-Z, are the faces of Tiffany & Co. Despite her success, Beyoncé emphasizes the importance of maintaining boundaries between her public persona and personal life. She admits that it’s easy to lose oneself in the entertainment industry and has witnessed it happening to many people in various roles, including celebrities, producers, directors, and executives. Thus, Beyoncé recognizes that this industry isn’t for everyone.

Queenly: 'I think like many women, I have felt the pressure of being the backbone of my family and my company and didn¿t realize how much that takes a toll on my mental and physical well-being,' she told the publication

Queenly shared that, similar to numerous women, she has experienced the weight of being the foundation of her own family and business, but was not fully aware of the impact it had on her overall health and happiness.

Majestic: 'I have not always made myself a priority. I¿ve personally struggled with insomnia from touring for more than half of my life,' she added

Majestic admitted that she hasn’t always put herself first. She shared that touring for more than half of her life has caused her to struggle with insomnia.

She said: 'It can be easy to lose yourself very quickly in this industry. It takes your spirit and light, then spits you out. I¿ve fought to protect my sanity and my privacy'

She explained that the entertainment industry can be detrimental to one’s mental and emotional well-being, as it often strips away one’s authenticity and individuality. To safeguard her sanity and privacy, she made a conscious decision before embarking on her career that her self-worth would not be solely tied to her celebrity status. She sought out genuine individuals who were not reliant on her for their own aspirations and personal growth. She acknowledged that in show business, much of one’s life is public property unless you assertively fight against it. Hence, she fought to preserve her privacy and sanity as they were vital to her quality of life. The people she trusts and loves know the real her, and she reserves much of herself for them. The women in her life, including her closest friends, family, and former Destiny’s Child co-stars Kelly and Michelle, have significantly influenced her. She admires grounded and strong women, like her sister Solange, who she deems wise and the coolest person she knows. Her mother, who owned a salon, also played a significant role in her life as she witnessed her mother connect with, listen to, and empower women beyond just making them look beautiful.

BFFs: '[Destiny's Child co-stars] Michelle [Williams] and Kelly [Rowland] are still my best friends. I gravitate toward strong, grounded women,' she said

My closest pals are Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, who I had the pleasure of working with in Destiny’s Child. They remain my best friends to this day because I’m drawn to women who exude strength and stability.

On the changing world of celebrity culture and how to protect her inner self, the Crazy In Love chanteuse said: 'My family and friends often forget the side of me that is the beast in stilettos until they are watching me perform'

Beyoncé recently spoke about how celebrity culture is constantly evolving and the importance of safeguarding her personal identity. She shared that her loved ones sometimes overlook her fierce and confident persona until they witness her commanding presence on stage while wearing heels.

On how the women in her life have influenced her, she said: '[Destiny's Child co-stars] Kelly [Rowland] and Michelle [Williams] are still my best friends. I gravitate toward strong, grounded women like my incredible sister, Solange. She is full of wisdom, and she is the dopest person I know.'

She shared how the women in her life, including her close friends who are entrepreneurs, mothers, and wives, have been a source of inspiration for her. Beyoncé acknowledges the strong attachment Black women have to their hair and beauty, which the beauty industry often fails to understand. She hopes to create a community where women of all races can share their secrets and support each other.
Her latest IVY PARK collection draws inspiration from her childhood in Texas and American history. Growing up, she enjoyed going to the Houston rodeo, which offered a diverse and multicultural experience with something for everyone.
Fans of the Signs songstress will be delighted to hear that she is currently working on new music. Beyoncé believes in providing women with a space to embrace their strength and share their stories, as this is where true power lies.

Cover girl: The singer features on a variety of different covers for the September issue

The famous singer is featured on various covers of the September issue. She spoke about how the pandemic has caused isolation and injustice, and how everyone is now ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. According to her, a renaissance is emerging, and she wants to contribute to nurturing that escape in any way possible.
For the past 18 months, she has been working in the studio. She takes her time to search through thousands of sounds to find the perfect kick or snare. A single chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies, but the love, passion, and healing that she experiences while recording make it worth it. Even after 31 years, she still finds it exciting, just like when she was nine years old.
Looking towards the future, she hopes her 40s will be full of fun and freedom. She wants to feel the same freedom she feels on stage every day of her life, explore new aspects of herself, and enjoy time with her husband and children.

Out now: Check out the full portfolio, which runs in 24 editions of Harper's BAZAAR around the world

The complete collection is now available for viewing in 24 different versions of Harper’s BAZAAR across the globe. My aspirations for the next ten years are to travel without needing to work, spread joy, and give and receive love. I want to dedicate all of my affection to the individuals who return it. My aim is to disrupt systemic inequalities and flip industries on their heads. Additionally, I plan to create non-musical businesses. Dreaming is critical, and I want to continue to do it. I believe that it is possible to have fun and have a purpose, be respectful and speak your mind, be elegant and provocative, and curvaceous while still being a fashion icon. Everyone deserves this liberation. I have followed the rules and paid my dues for many years, and now I am ready to break the ones that need to be shattered. My hope for the future is to carry on accomplishing everything that others believe is impossible. You can view the full portfolio in 24 different versions of Harper’s BAZAAR all over the world, which are available on newsstands now.

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