Adele is one of the most talented and popular singers and songwriters. She serves as an inspiration to artists everywhere. For many years, Adele’s looks didn’t follow her talent. Her powerful and angelic voice brings so much joy and happiness. But in the past few years, Adele has shocked the world with her new figure and frame.
Adele has actually come under fire two times for her weight. In the beginning, people criticized her for setting a bad example by looking overweight. And then, when she lost weight, she came under fire for selling out and conforming to social pressures.
How much does she weigh nowadays? According to some sources, she weighs 150lbs. She has dropped more than 10 pounds. Adele keeps things private about her weight.
In May 2020, she appeared looking different for the celebration of her 32nd birthday. She has lost around seven stone and posed wearing a black mini-dress.
The singer joked about her new look, saying, “Because of all Covid-19 restrictions, I had to travel light. I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose”.
Fans started noticing a change in her appearance around October 2019. At the time, she posted a kissy-face Instagram post including the phrase “I used the cry but now I sweat”.
And like with her music career, things started changing after a breakup. In April 2019, she split with her husband.
How did she get there?
So, how did Adele shed all those pounds? It is clear she has slimmed down this year, and we all want to know how she did it. Of course, we hope she did it in a healthy way.
Adele says she worked with professionals and followed a healthy diet to achieve her new look. Her fitness routine definitely paid off. Here are some things she has done.
Intensify her workouts
Prior to 2019, she didn’t work out as much. But then, she started exercising three times per week. And she integrates working out as part of her normal routine.
She mixes things up between cross-training and Pilates workouts. For example, she does 60-minute sessions including cardio, circuit training, and Pilates.
Before that, she worked out only before her performances, trying to stay in shape. Now, exercise is part of her daily routine.
The Sirtfood diet
Adele also changed her eating habits. She started following a “strict” diet. She cut down on drinking and consumes more real food.
The singer has never confirmed her association with the Sirtfood diet. Many have tried to link her to the diet since 2016. Her trainer Pete Geracimo praises the diet.
More on the diet later on, but it is mainly a diet focusing on eating sirtfoods. They are a group of super foods like cocoa, kale, strawberries, and coffee. According to the website of the diet, these foods activate sirtuins, a type of protein found in plants.
Focusing on living a happy life
Many speculate that Adele started her weight loss journey after her breakup. But other sources claim she has put emphasis on living a healthy and happy life. According to US Weekly, “She really wants to be the best mom she can be. She wants to be healthy and set a good example for her son”.
When she celebrated her 32nd birthday, she said she goes through a big period of growth. The singer said, “I’ve changed drastically in the last couple of years and I am still changing. For the first time in a decade I am ready to feel the world around me and look up for once”.
While Adele keeps things private about her weight loss journey, she does share some tips with fans. Here are a couple of messages Adele has about weight loss.
Do it for yourself
Her personal trainer Pete Geracimo gave a great insight into her motivation. He wrote in an Instagram post, “My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only. She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves”.
The trainer also explained that when they started the journey, they never had a goal of looking super skinny. They wanted her to look healthy post-pregnancy and post-surgery.
Here is one training routine Adele praises, and that is reformer pilates. It is an exercise that Meghan Markle also praises. Basically, it is an exercise where you use a special machine and work your core and improve flexibility. Reformer pilates also helps you gain strength.
Do what you enjoy
We all have our exercise preferences. And for Adele, that is weight training. But she tells people to do what they enjoy.
Many celebrities have found success in high-intensity interval training. It is one of the best ways to quickly burn down calories and shed pounds.
Keep a good relationship with your body
Adele revealed that a self-help book helped her build a better relationship with her body. And that will stop you from feeling stressed.
The Sirtfood diet
In the world of dieting and nutrition, every day we have a new popular diet. And now comes the Sirtfood diet. What is it? Celebrities in Europe praise it. One of the reason for its popularity is the limits. Unlike many diets, the Sirtfood diet allows for red wine and chocolate.
The creators claim that “sirtfoods” unlock fat loss and prevent disease. The list of these foods includes kale, red wine, strawberries, onions, soy, parsley, olive oil, dark chocolate, matcha green tea, turmeric, buckwheat, blueberries, cocoa, coffee, red chicory, and more.
Based on research on sirtuins, the diet works by turning your skinny gene. Sirtuins are a group of seven proteins found in the body that regulate many functions, including metabolism, inflammation, and lifespan.
The idea behind the diet is that plant compounds can increase the level of these proteins in the body. How to follow the diet?
The Sirtfood diet has two phases that last a total of three weeks. After that, you can continue eating everything and add as many sirtfoods as possible. You can find the specific recipes for the two phases in the Sirtfood Diet book. You can easily source some of the ingredients. Others, may present a challenge, like buckwheat and matcha green tea due to their price.
The first phase lasts seven days and involves calorie restriction and lots of green juice. The goal here is to jump-start your weight loss. During the first three days, you have to limit your calorie intake to 1,000 calories. You can drink three green juices per day and have one meal.
During days 4 to 7, you increase your calorie intake to 1,500. You consume two green juices and two meals per day.
The second phase lasts for two weeks. During this period, there is no calorie limit. You can consume three meals full of sirtfoods and one green juice per day.
After the two phases, you can consume what you want, but the creators encourage you to consume as many sirtfoods as possible. And of course, drink one green juice per day.
In a way, it is a lifestyle change, not a diet.