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23 October 2020, 16:54
Adele’s weight loss has been a hot topic this past year, but how did the international ballad star lose weight and did she follow the Sirtfood diet?
The ‘Hello’ singer typically keeps her private life away from the limelight, but is rumoured to be making an epic comeback to the music industry toward the end of 2020.
In the meantime, fans have kept updated with what Adele’s been up to on social media, being inundated with compliments after losing weight over the past few years.
But how did Adele lose weight and did she follow a specific diet? Here's what we know...
Adele apparently lost seven stone through changing her diet habits and approach to fitness.
Amid the attention over Adele’s transformed figure, her former personal trainer in London spoke out about her weight loss to hit back at critics, saying her mission was always about “getting healthy” and not “super skinny.”
He said in a lengthy Instagram post Adele “warmed to training and made better food choices.”
Pete Garacimo explained after the singer moved to LA and went through a tough divorce from husband Simon Konecki she embraced a “new sense of self.”
He added: “She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and ‘is sweating’! I could not be prouder or happier… this metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo.”
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As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss. In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw was what you got. And we all LOVED it! When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post pregnancy and post surgery. When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13 month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice. Her body transformation was splashed across every media outlet. The attention it generated was mind-blowing. Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version. She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and “is sweating”! I could not be prouder or happier for her! This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo. 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. This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It’s about Adele and how she wants to live her life. She has not changed from the Adele we grew up with and have loved. There is just a little less of her to go around. #adele #fabulous #strong #songbird #transformation #powerful #voice #love #rumorhasit #pt
Adele reportedly credits the ‘sirtfood diet’ for her weight loss, which is food high in sirtuin activators –?a type of protein which regulate a number of bodily functions including metabolism, inflammation and lifespan, according to Healthline.
Some natural plant compounds dubbed ‘sirtfoods’ may increase the level of these proteins.
Sirtfoods include; kale, red wine, strawberries, onions, soy, parsley, extra virgin olive oil, dark chocolate, matcha green tea, buckwheat and turmeric.
The diet’s creators claim it will lead to rapid weight loss as it combines sirtfood and calorie restriction.
However, there’s not yet enough strong evidence the sirtfood diet has more benefits in weight loss than any other calorie-restricted diet.