Her weight loss garnered a mixed response from people. While some celebrated her for the transformation others weren't so positive.
Adele is one of the stars who loves staying away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. But even after all the efforts she took, she could not dodge the media hawks for too long. After the split with her husband in April 2019, the singer made a few unexpected media appearances.
On May 6, 2020, the mother of 7-year-old-son Angelo, took her fans by surprise as she posted a picture of her celebrating her 32nd birthday and thanking all her well-wishers. Nothing shocking about birthdays, right? But was the transformation of Adele that everyone was surprised by.
The rare picture put the Grammy winner into a new light as she showed off her sculpted physique. She's been very vocal about her dislike for workouts as well. But the picture clearly showed someone who sure as hell worked a sweat.
The Skyfall singer overcame her hate for physical exercise and hired a personal trainer in L.A right after her split. While many might assume it is a revenge body, a source revealed to Us Weekly that weight loss wasn't the only thing in her mind. “She really wants to be healthy and set a good example for her son. She’s more focused on feeling good and the health benefits than the weight loss,” said the source.
The source also revealed, “She does 60-minute sessions that include cardio, circuit training and Pilates. She’s found a routine that’s working for her and is enjoying it more.”
Although not everyone saw it as hard work and dediation towards a healthier life. Some people like Audra Williams, a journalist out of Toronto, suggested that the sudden weight loss was not something to be celebrated, reported The Blast.
Justifying her concern, Williams listed her reasons for the comment and and wrote, "Here are two: (1) It tells your fat friends you think their bodies are a problem to be solved. (2) The weight loss could be the result of physical or mental health struggles. Weird to cheer about!"
Celebrating Adele's weight loss is a garbage thing to do for a million reasons. Here are two:— Audra Williams (@audrawilliams) December 24, 2019
1. It tells your fat friends you think their bodies are a problem to be solved.
2. The weight loss could be the result of physical or mental health struggles. Weird to cheer about!
Many backed up Williams' statement and added that getting thinner doesn't always mean healthier. The singer's former trainer Pete Geracimo came across these accusations and shared his thoughts on Instagram, "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 grueling schedule," reported Good To Know.
He continued, "In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice." He then wrote, "This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo." In a recent picture, she looked fabulous enjoying herself outdoors.
It wasn't just exercise which helped her shed 7 stones. Half the credit goes to her sirtfood diet. The controversial diet was launched in 2016 by two U.K.-based nutritionists, Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, reported Good House Keeping. Recommended by her trainer, the diet includes eating plant-based food items such as kale and buckwheat, which are also sirtuin activators that activate the body's "skinny genes" and suppress appetite, reported The Daily Mail.
Sirtuins, also known as "housekeeping genes," help the body handle fat and sugar which in turn helps to regulate the appetite. It is similar to fasting and exercise. Adele, following the diet plan, consumed green tea, cocoa powder, and turmeric, that are high in sirtuin activators. When combined with a strict workout routine, it can be effective.
To all those fans who worried that the diet must have made the Rolling In The Deep singer starve herself, here's some good news. She even got to savor her favorite red wine and cheese.
A source revealed, "The Sirtfood Diet is all about losing weight and feeling fantastic through eating great-tasting food. It's based into extensive research into the power of key plant foods, which when added to our diet turn on fat burning and improve wellbeing."
Like all diets, sirtfood diet also has its own set of pros and cons. It is encouraged more as a short-term, smaller weight loss option instead of long-term lifestyle change. It's always best to consult a dietitian or a medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes related to food and nutrition.