How Adele Lost All That Weight

While it’s safe to say that the vast majority of the population would love Adele at any size, her 2020 weight loss turned heads across the globe. The 15-time Grammy winner is keeping mum about exactly how she shed the unwanted pounds, but her social media accounts and colleagues have provided no shortage of clues.

Prioritizing Her Health and Happiness 

When photos of a slimmer Adele began appearing online, many fans speculated that her weight loss was prompted by the end of her three-year marriage to Simon Konecki. Others questioned whether it might be a publicity grab designed to promote new music this year, as the Oscar-winning singer hasn’t released an album since 2015’s Diamond-certified “25.”

In reality, sources close to the singer suggest that she’s not dwelling on the past or vying for publicity; she’s looking toward the future. More specifically, she wants to feel good, have more energetic and be ready to keep up with her 7-year-old son, Angelo.

Her former trainer, Pete Geracimo, explained via Instagram: “When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy… This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo.”

Working Out Harder 

According to sources, the formerly exercise-averse songstress has made working out a regular part of routine. Typically, she works out three times per week and incorporates a lot of cross-training, circuit training and Pilates into her heartrate-boosting sessions.

Following the Sirtfood Diet 

While Adele has never publicly commented on her diet, it’s widely believed that she follows the Sirtfood Diet, a nutritional regimen based on a 2016 book by nutritionists Glen Matten and Aidan Goggins. The diet’s basic premise is this: Certain foods contain high levels of sirtuin, a plant-based protein that occurs naturally in both an array of foods as well as the human body. A diet rich in these foods boosts your body’s sirutin levels, which leads to a variety of healthy outcomes:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • A faster metabolism
  • Assorted anti-aging effects

In short, a diet rich in “sirtfoods” will unlock your body’s “skinny gene,” according to Matten and Goggins. Some of the sirtfoods on their list include:

  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts
  • Red onion
  • Kale
  • Chilies
  • Turmeric

A handful of beverages are also sirtfoods, including coffee, red wine and green tea.

But Does It Work? 

The Sirtfood Diet is not without its controversy. For starters, it’s difficult to prove that sirtfoods actually replicate the affects that a real workout has on the body. As such, there’s practically no clinical evidence to support the diet’s claims.

Second, while many of the foods on the Sirtfood Diet list are excellent foods to make a regular part of your diet, the fact that the diet itself completely neglects specific food groups is troublesome. Dairy, in particular, is completely absent from the Sirtfood plan, which means its follower will need to find the essential nutrients delivered by milk, cheese and yogurt elsewhere. The diet’s emphasis on green tea is also potentially worrisome because many types of matcha tea leaves contain lead.

Incorporate Sirtfoods Into a Well-Rounded Diet Instead 

If you want to give the Sirtfood Diet a try, instead of diving in headfirst and eliminating foods your body needs, you’d do well to start incorporating many of the plan’s nutrient-rich foods into a more balanced, comprehensive diet that also includes healthy dairy products, whole grains and minimally processed foods.

Whether Adele is a Sirtfood Diet devotee or not doesn’t matter. In fact, the hows and whys of Adele’s healthy transformation are her business and hers alone. Still, most of us would do well to put a similar focus on our own diet, fitness and overall well-being. Self-care is never self-indulgent when it leads to a healthier, happier and more energetic you.