Adele's slimmer look hasn't gone unnoticed by her legions of fans worldwide - and she's currently looking in her best shape ever.
In an Instagram post, Adele wowed fans with a picture displaying her incredible weight loss to the world, as she celebrated her 32nd birthday.
Posing in a stunning black mini dress, the star captioned the post with a thanks to ‘essential workers’ during the coronavirus pandemic – as well as a thanks for her birthday well wishes.
And doesn’t she look incredible! Adele’s weight loss wasn’t overnight. Since 2010 the singer has undergone an image transformation – and her new look is a million miles away from when she first entered the music scene.
Adele’s weight loss journey
Experts estimate that Adele has lost an incredible 7st in total, over the course of her music career.
After announcing her split from her husband of three years, Simon Konecki, back in April 2019, many fans might have expected the singer to spend her time working on releasing one of her signature emotional ballads.
But instead, the singer emerged looking more svelte than ever, admitting she had adopted a brand new eating routine in order to boost her health and ensure her voice stays in optimum condition. Pictures emerged of the stunning star looking slim, with new lighter locks. But while the singer is in her best shape yet, she admits the ‘Adele diet plan’ can be rather “boring” at times.
“It’s f***ing boring, but I don’t think you take your voice seriously until you’ve had an accident,” she told Australia’s 60 Minutes, referring to her 2011 vocal haemorrhage.
“I’m frightened all the time I’m going to damage my voice.”
We reveal Adele’s weight loss secret…
How did Adele lose weight?
Adele credits the Sirtfood diet and working with a personal trainer for her dramatic weight loss. But it Adele’s diet plan, which cut out toxic and processed food and drinks, that allowed the singer to really start seeing results.
As well as ditching ten daily cups of tea (with two spoonfuls of sugar in each!), the singer cut out caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, and all “spicy, citrusy, and tangy” foods.
Speaking to Vogue in 2016, Adele admitted that after she started making lifestyle changes, it was soon easy to see the benefits. “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight,” she explained. “Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes, which is a really big problem for me!”
So what are the lifestyle steps the star took to achieved her transformation? We investigate…
Adele’s diet plan
The Sirtfood Diet plan, which focuses on foods that are high in ‘sirtuin activators’ – a quality which is said to suppress appetite and help to regulate the way in which our bodies process fat and sugar.
Adele’s diet, which was recommended by the personal trainer who devised her fitness plan, Pete Geracimo, would likely have seen her feasting on foods like kale, buckwheat, cocoa powder and turmeric, and drinking plenty of green tea.
Reportedly, the diet also includes plenty of green juice, especially at the beginning. It also only allows for a strict 1,000 calories a day. Her former personal trainer Camila Goodis said, “The first week is intense, green juices and only 1,000 calories. She doesn’t look too thin – she looks amazing.”
However, fortunately for both Adele and those trying to emulate her results, the Sirtfood Diet also includes cheese and red wine… Adele’s diet plan sounds good to us!
According to the Sun, the Hello singer has taken up reformer pilates to get strengthen her body, which has resulted in her most recent weight loss. And she’s not the only celeb fan of the exercise – Meghan Markle reportedly swears by it too! To encourage her pilates sessions, the musician also goes along to classes with close friend Ayda Field, X Factor judge and wife of singer Robbie Williams.
Reformer pilates involves doing pilates moves on special machines and is said to improve posture, flexibility and balance, as well as being great for weight loss.
You’ll have just read the mention of a PT above, and while Adele has clearly been working hard, you’ll be pleased to hear that, just like us, sometimes her attitude is less than enthusiastic.
Describing her gym sessions, the star previously told Rolling Stone magazine, “I mainly moan. I’m not, like, skipping to the f****** gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror.”
She’s even taken to her Instagram account to share a behind the scenes snap of her pumping iron with her 31.8 million followers.
The North London singer previously explained how heavy lifting can be damaging to her complexion. “Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I’m so conscious when I’m lifting weights not to let them burst in my face. And if I don’t tour, you’ll catch me back down at the Chinese.”
A girl after our own hearts!
Focusing on health and happiness
Despite Adele’s weight loss, we love that her life mantra has always been about happiness first and looks second.
She’s renowned for speaking her mind and has previously been touted as a body positive role model, commenting, “I think no matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself.
“And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.”
We couldn’t agree more!