The diet was created by trainer, exercise physiologist, and Beyoncé's friend, Marco Borges. He's written a book about the eating plan, The 22-Day Revolution Diet, so I bought the book, made a trip to Trader Joe's, and decided to just do it! The diet is typically 22 days long, but Beyoncé stuck with it for a whopping 44 days in the lead-up to her iconic Coachella performance. I decided to meet her in the middle and try it for 30 days straight leading up to my 25th birthday.
It's essentially a 100% plant-based diet that cuts out bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish, and alcohol. Each day was dedicated to eating a new plant-based meal. With this transition, I was now on a very strict diet when I was used to tacos, Subway cookies, and pie as my safe haven. The diet was going to be an extreme sport for me but I was determined to try it out and see what it was all about.
I found the book quite insightful. Borges's motto is, "If you want to change your lifestyle, if you want to change your life, you have to start with your habits," with the idea that it takes 22 days to build a habit.