Weight loss: From The Sirtfood Diet to pilates
- July 20, 2020
And many fans, desperate to follow in her footsteps, were left asking exactly how the singer, 31, managed to trim down.
Adele showed off her trim figure at Drake’s birthday partyCredit: The Mega Agency
Here, we talk through the main ways Adele has managed to shed the pounds in a space of six months.
The Rolling in the Deep hitmaker has used a combination of weight loss techniques – and has completely overhauled her diet and fitness regime.
1. The Sirtfood Diet
Adele has been trying out The Sirtfood Diet, which encourages slimmers to eat plant foods such as kale and buckweat.
Adele shocked fans with her smaller frame when she posed alongside the Spice GirlsCredit: Refer to Caption
These foods, known as sirtuin activators, suppress appetite and activate the body’s “skinny gene”.
Sirtuin activators are also believed to protect cells in the body from dying under stress and meant to regulate inflammation, metabolism and the ageing process.
The Sirtfood diet allows slimmers to eat dark chocolate and drink red wine, as they are high in sirtuins.
2. Reformer pilates
The Sun revealed earlier this year that the hitmaker has taken up reformer pilates with pal Ayda Field.
Ayda has helped Adele lose weight with the exercise classes involving a strange contraption to improve posture, flexibility and balanceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The exercise classes involve a strange contraption to improve posture, flexibility and balance.
A source said: “She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her.
“It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight.
“Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.”
3. Joe Wicks workout videos
Last week, The Sun revealed Adele has secretly been following Joe’s high intensity workout videos.
Adele has increasingly been training at home following her high-profile split from husband Simon Konecki, 45, in April 2019.
Joe Wicks has been the inspiration for Adele’s home workoutsCredit: David Cummings – The Sun
She is also a fan of personal trainer Dalton Wong, who helps actors get into shape for roles, including her pal Jennifer Lawrence.
A source said: “Adele’s been secretly working with these personal trainers.
“She’s not the sort to exercise in front of others, so she follows regimes and plans at home, using their videos and tutorials.
“The progress she has made in the last six months is clear for all to see.”
4. Ditching tea
Adele previously admitted she used to drink about ten cups of tea a day.
However, she has since ditched the hot beverage in a desperate bid to cut down on her sugar intake.
Adele used to drink used to drink about ten cups of tea a day with 20 sugars
She said: “I used to drink ten cups a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day.
“Now I don’t drink it and I have more energy than ever.”
Twenty teaspoons of sugar a day is more than three times the recommended daily allowance – and causes energy crashes, bad teeth and raised cholesterol.
5. Lifting weights
Although Adele isn’t the biggest fan of the gym, she says one of the main things she does is weightlifting.
She told Rolling Stone in 2016: “I mainly moan. I’m not, like, skipping to the f***ing gym. I don’t enjoy it.
Adele is a fan of lifting weights in the gymCredit: instagram
“I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror.
“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!”
6. Focusing on health and happiness
Adele’s life mantra has always been about focusing on happiness first and looks second.
She previously said: “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.”
And while she admits to having self-image problems like the rest of us, she says there are bigger things to worry about.
She added: “I do have body image problems, for sure, but I don’t let them rule my life at all.
Adele at The Brit Awards in 2008Credit: Rex Features
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“And there’s bigger issues going on in the world than how I feel about myself and stuff like that.
“There’s only one of you, so why would you want to look like anyone else?
“Why would you want to have the same hair style as everyone else and have the same opinions as everybody else?”
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