ADELE shocked fans in early 2020 with her dramatic weight loss.
And it seems the Rolling In The Deep singer has maintained her incredibly svelte figure, pictured this week in a mini skirt and knee-high boots.
The singer was leaving a restaurant in LA with her American sports agent boyfriend Rich Paul.
She looked almost unrecognisable compared to the early days of her career, as she flaunted a trim frame and long legs.
How much weight has Adele lost?
Adele is known worldwide for her superstar singing voice.
However, the Someone Like You singer stunned fans when her incredible weight loss became clear while on holiday in Anguilla, Caribbean, with Harry Styles and James Corden in January 2020, having been in the limelight for more than a decade.
She had already showed a glimpse of her new figure in October 2019, posting photos on Instagram of Drake's birthday party with the caption: "I used to cry but now I sweat."
Adele is believed to have lost an impressive 7st.
US holiday-maker Lexi Larson, who met Adele on her Caribbean break, said at the time: “She was saying how she had lost something like 100lb (7st). She seemed so happy and she looked amazing. She seemed really confident.”
Later that year, in August 2020, Adele posted a photo of her Notting Hill Carnival outfit on her Instagram, leaving fans going wild.
But the 33-year-old only acknowledged her weight loss in public for the first time during her appearance on Saturday Night Live, in October 2020.
"I know I look really, really different since you last saw me,” she joked. “But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions…I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
Adele started her weight loss journey a few years ago using a range of methods to get to where she is today.
So what were they, and how can you use them, too?
1. Sirtfood Diet
Adele reportedly used The Sirtfood Diet, which encourages slimmers to eat plant foods such as kale, buckwheat, walnuts, blueberries and soy.
These foods, known as sirtuin activators, are said to increase seven proteins in the body known to regulate a number of functions, including appetite and metabolism.
Even better, the diet allows slimmers to eat dark chocolate and drink red wine, as they are high in sirtuins.
The creators of the diet, from the UK, say that it works by turning on the body's “skinny gene".
But it may help people to lose weight simply because it is combined with calorie restriction – of around 1,000 calories a day.
Aidan Goggins, author of The Sirtfood Diet, tells Sun Online that the star has "publicly shunned conventional dieting and extreme exercise in the past", instead losing weight by eating "favourite, everyday, accessible foods".
He said of Sirtfood eating: "It's a real food lover's diet as the encouragement is to pack as many of these foods into your meals as possible, creating hugely flavoursome meals as well as allowing treats such as red wine and dark chocolate.
"It also creates very positive food relationships as it's not about villainising food but embracing what makes us feel and look great."
Adele is also said to have taken up reformer pilates with pal Ayda Field. The former X Factor judge, 40, introduced Adele to pilates instructor Camila Goodis.
Camila, 36, laid on joint workouts for the pair at Robbie’s LA home.
3. Home workouts
The Sun previously revealed how Adele's weight loss is also down to the Body Coach Joe Wicks, after secretly following the personal trainer’s high intensity workout videos – long before his fame amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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."
Adele herself admitted she dislikes the gym, telling Rolling Stone in 2016: "I mainly moan. I’m not, like, skipping to the f***ing gym. I don’t enjoy it."
4. Weight training
Adele told Rolling Stones: "I do like doing weights."
Weight training helps turn fat into muscle, which helps speed up metabolism. Unlike cardio-based training, it doesn't reduce muscle mass, which is vital for getting long-term results.
Pete Geracimo, Adele's former personal trainer from 2012 to 2016, said the British sensation “wasn’t a fan of training in the beginning", but soon they would work together for an hour, two to three times per week, and that Adele's competitive streak pushed her to self-improve.
After Adele recieved some backlash for her drastic change in appearance deemed "fat phobic", Pete revealed to Access Hollywood: "Getting skinny was never the goal."
5. Cutting sugar
Adele previously admitted she used to drink about ten cups of tea a day, each with two sugars in.
"Now I don't drink it and I have more energy than ever", she said in 2015.
Sugar in excess can lead to weight gain and even obesity, as well as rotting teeth.
6. Clean diet
Brazilian Pilates instructor Camila has told how Adele hates exercise and believes her recent body transformation is down to “90 per cent dieting”.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Camila said: “I trained Ayda for a long time and it happens that they are good friends so I did Adele when she was there in Robbie’s house. “I don’t believe she liked exercise much but she has changed her lifestyle and I believe that 90 per cent was dieting.”
She said Adele is not one of her current clients but believes the secret to her weight loss is giving up processed food, sugar and fizzy drinks.
She suggested it was down to “a healthy balanced diet, eating less calories a day and expending more energy”.
7. Focusing on herself
Adele's heartbreak over her former husband Simon Konecki, who she divorced in April 2019, also spurred her on.
In a rare Twitter post in May 2019, only half a year before she was seen looking staggeringly slimmer, she wrote: “This is 31 . . . Thank f***ing god. 30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean into it all. 31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself.
“No matter how long we’re here for, life is constant and complicated at times. I’ve changed drastically in the last couple of years and I’m still changing and that’s OK."
There have been reports to suggest that Adele has been worked with hypnotherapist Susan Hepburn to help her achieve her dramatic weight loss.
She has been linked to other celebrity clients and is known for being discreet and refuses to disclose who she works with.
The hypnotherapist declined to comment when asked if she is working with the Grammy award winner, but did say she has helped many clients not only lose lots of weight, but also keep it off.
She said to The Telegraph: “It’s not a diet. I change [my clients’] mindset, to help boost their confidence and self-esteem. They just lose the emotional hole that makes them think of food the whole time.”
The former nurse from Yorkshire charges £295 per session and described the process she uses to change her client's way of thinking.
What has Adele previously said about her weight?
Shedding the pounds has never been a priority for Adele before, who has always insisted that she isn't at all "insecure" about her appearance after shooting to fame in 2008.
She even revealed that she'd refuse to work with anybody who had an issue with her size, telling People magazine at the time: "Even when I was signing a contract, most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say: 'Lose weight' to me, they wouldn’t be working with me."
She showed similar spirit in 2009, telling the Daily Mail: "I can’t be a product; no one can do that to me. I have all the say; I have power over everything I do."
In 2012, Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld blasted Adele as "a little too fat", with the defiant singer replying at the time that she is "very proud" of her appearance, adding: "Weight has nothing to do with my career."
The former East London girl is believed to have embarked on a major health kick for the sake of her son Angelo Adkins.
What have Adele's fans said about her weight loss?
Photos from her holiday with Harry Styles and James Corden, which revealed her dramatic weight loss, have sparked health concerns from some fans.
"Wait Adele looks way too skinny here should we get worried?" wrote one.
"This…this is scary. Not a good look," wrote another.
However, several people defended her weight loss and dedication to a healthier lifestyle.
"I bet that she's been on diet to get to her ideal weight, which is great for her but we're not used to seeing her like that before so that's why it's so shocking," said one fan. While another said: "I don't think we should be worried, she knows what she does."
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