It’s not easy being a celebrity in the public eye. Like everything, stardom, name, and fame come with their own set of pros and cons. When you are a celebrity, you are expected to look great all the time.
Just like all of us, holidays happen to everyone including celebs, so even the body weight of the stars fluctuates up and down, which is absolutely fine. Today, we are going to spill the beans on Adele’s weight loss journey. Continue reading further to learn her secrets and tips that helped her lose weight.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a British singer and songwriter. She was born on May 5, 1988, in London, England. She dropped her debut album 19 in the year 2008, followed by her second album named 21 in 2011. Her second became the world’s best-selling album of the 21st century, with sales of more than 31 million copies, and bagged a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year.
The Easy For You singer’s third album titled 25 came out in 2015. Adele’s fourth album 30 saw the light of the day last year. To date, she is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Here’s everything you need to know about Adele’s weight loss journey
For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you Adele’s main aim was not to lose weight instead it was get stronger mentally and physically. She was able to keep her year-plus-long health journey away from the limelight.
Last year, the Oh My God singer decided to open up and talk about her 100-pound weight loss and she stated how her weight loss journey started with a new focus on mental health.
Adele’s journey to shedding 100 pounds during the Covid-19 pandemic
While making an appearance for her “Adele, One Night Only” TV special with Oprah, Adele discussed her drastic weight loss transformation and gave some rare insights to her fans about her journey with anxiety which came after her divorce from her husband Simon Konecki and the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview with Vogue, the My Little Love singer revealed how she went through her year of anxiety, she said, “It was a lot of sound baths. It was a lot of meditation. It was a lot of therapy. And a lot of time spent on my own.”
Adele further added, “The gym was key: It became my time. I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety. It was never about losing weight. I thought, If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong.”
At the end of the day, the key goal for Adele was not to lose weight, it was to be stronger, physically and mentally. She worked out and hit the gym to get relief from her anxiety which ultimately led to her weight loss. She told Oprah, “It really contributed towards me getting my mind right.”
When did Adele’s weight loss journey begin?
Adele’s weight loss journey originally started a couple of years before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. During a 2016 interview with Vogue magazine, the singer stated that she has been working out to stay in shape for her performances, which resulted in weight loss.
The Love Is A Game singer told the magazine, “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight. Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes—which is a really big problem for me!”
How did Adele lose 100 pounds?
In the past, Adele’s trainer Gregg Miele has stated that weight loss wasn’t the singer’s main goal. Her ultimate goal was to get stronger mentally and physically. She thought that if she made her body physically strong then, it might help her to make her mind physically strong as well.
Adele made exercise an essential part of her daily life. She turned to movement and paid full attention to strength training. Not only this, she even started doing some double sessions to get stronger.
In an October 2021 interview with British Vogue, Adele put some more light on the lifestyle changes she made to her health and why she decided to keep her weight loss just to herself.
At that time, she told the magazine, that she works out two or three times a day. She starts her day by lifting some weights in the morning, then she goes for a hike or boxes in the afternoon. Then, she wraps up with cardio at night. She revealed that she works out with trainers.
The Set Fire To The Rain crooner continued, “I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers.” She even admitted the fact that this routine is “not very doable for a lot of people.”
Did Adele follow the so-called sirtfood diet?
The Can I Get It singer did not follow any particular diet throughout her weight loss journey over the course of the last two years. Yes, you read that right. Last year, the air was filled with rumors of Adele following the so-called sirtfood diet. But soon afterward, she shut down all those speculations.
Let us share with you, sirtfood diet is a low-calorie diet plan that revolves around activating a protein called sirtuin with foods such as strawberries, red wine, blueberries, and dark chocolate. At that point in time, Adele said, “I haven’t done any diet. No intermittent fasting. Nothing. If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard.”
The viewers referred to Adele’s weight loss transformation as a ‘revenge body’. She expressed her thoughts on the same and said, “It’s ridiculous. I think it’s that people love to portray a divorced woman as spinning out of control, like, ‘Oh she must be crackers. She must’ve decided she wants to be a ho.’ Because what is a woman without a husband?”
Adele’s divorce from her husband Simon Konecki, the founder of the charity Drop4Drop, got finalized last year. The former couple shares a 9-year-old son named Angelo and they have continued to remain good friends.
Adele told Oprah Winfrey that she loves to eat Chinese food and she even disclosed that she made a pit stop by McDonald’s the night before the interview. Her favorite meal is chicken nuggets, a Big Mac, and fries. She told British Vogue, “That’s my three-course. I eat it at least once a week.”
What did Adele have to say about her transformation?
During an interaction with British Vogue, the Someone Like You crooner talked about her weight loss journey and said, “People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey.’ They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand.”
Adele further added, “I couldn’t give a flying f**k. I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don’t find it fascinating. It’s my body.” She went on to say that despite her changed appearance, she is still the same person on the inside.
Adele continued, “People have been talking about my body for 12 years. They used to talk about it before I lost weight. But yeah, whatever, I don’t care. You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive. You can be any shape or size.”
In a separate interview with Vogue magazine, she said, “I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person.”
Adele told Oprah, “I’m actually an athlete—I’m not even boasting. I’m also a very good boxer. I’ve got a left hook that could kill you. If only at school I hadn’t discovered boys and someone had told me to go and do a bit more PE.”
The Rolling In The Deep singer went on to say, “It’s not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies. I feel bad if anyone feels horrible about themselves, but that’s not my job. I’m trying to sort my own life out. I can’t have another worry.”
Adele focuses on being happy and healthy now
The Hello singer told British Vogue, “When I was 30, my entire life fell apart and I had no warning of it, while referring to her divorce from Simon Konecki. She continued, “I was just going through the motions and I wasn’t happy. I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It’s really important to me. I’ve been on my journey to find my true happiness ever since.”
When Adele celebrated her 31st birthday, she gave a life update to her fans and said that she was going through a big period of growth. At that time, she took to her Instagram page and wrote, “For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once.”
She added, “Be kind to yourself, people, we’re only human, go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity. Learning to REALLY truly love yourself is it, and I’ve only just realized that that is more than enough.”
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