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Beyoncé has opened up about her struggle to lose weight after pregnancy.

The singer has revealed she gained 57 lbs while carrying her daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in January 2012.

Beyoncé, 31, also said she regrets putting herself under pressure to get back in shape so quickly after the birth.

“I didn’t have a lot of time to lose the weight because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again!” Beyoncé tells Shape magazine.

In a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interview, Beyoncé adds: “I’m not a person that is naturally very thin. I am a person that has to work at keeping my body in shape.”

But the singer insists women should embrace their differences and focus on health rather than the scales

“Not everyone is supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you,” she says.

Beyoncé was able to shed the excess weight doing a lot of cardio dance workouts, which got her moving and sweating.

Beyonce appears on the latest issue of Shape magazine

Beyonce appears on the latest issue of Shape magazine

She revealed to Shape magazine that 80% of her post-baby weight loss was due to cutting back on food including her favorite, pasta.“I ate a very low-calorie diet. I stayed away from red meat and ate a lot of fish, replaced pasta and rice with quinoa,” Beyoncé said.

“I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk. For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables. And throughout the day, I try to stay hydrated.

“I always treat myself to one meal on Sundays when I can have whatever I want. Usually it’s pizza, which is my favorite indulgence.”

Beyoncé poses in a color-block Karla Colletto bikini for the cover, and wears a bright yellow short-cropped top and floral shorts in one of the inside pictures.

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Jordin Sparks had an ongoing battle with her weight since rising to fame and becoming victor of American Idol in 2007.

Now Jordin Sparks has decided to completely overhaul her image and do something about her health.

And the singer is so pleased with her new look after dropping an astonishing 50 lbs, she’s shown off her new slimline figure on the cover of Shape magazine.

Jordin Sparks, 22, displayed her toned figure in an electric blue bikini as she became this month’s cover girl.

Obviously confident in her new skin, she smiled widely as her petite frame is shown for all to see.

And she’s spoken out about overcoming her weight battle inside the issue.

Jordin Sparks has shown off her new slimline figure on the cover of Shape magazine

Jordin Sparks has shown off her new slimline figure on the cover of Shape magazine

Jordin Sparks said: “I knew I had a long road ahead of me. I was barely working out, and my diet was a mess. I had to address when, what, and how much I was eating.”

She revealed that she decided to change her eating and exercise pattern when she realized she should be making the most of herself now that she’s at her prime in her twenties.

The singer added: “I just wanted to be healthy. I remember thinking, ‘I’m in my prime. I should be happy and fit.”

That was the moment I decided that changes needed to be made.

Jordin Sparks has previously modelled from plus-size clothing and has spoken of her larger frame in the past: “I love food and I love my curves,” she said at the time.

“I’m very strong-willed and I’m stubborn in that sense to where I’m just like <<No, I won’t be that way>>.

“The stick-thin thing, I’m kind of just like, <<Not gonna do it>> and <<I couldn’t>>.”

But Jordin Sparks seems overwhelmed by the weight that she has dropped, telling Shape magazine: “The weight really started falling off, and I could see my muscles. It was awesome.”