Adele weight loss: Singer ‘got addicted’ to exercise to lose 100lbs
In 2021, Adele has publicly stated that she wants to lose 100 pounds, which is equivalent to a little over seven stone. She shares the methods she uses to help her achieve her health goals and combat anxiety at the same time. Instead of following fad diets, the singer lost weight over two years by lifting weights and circuit training.
In an interview with Oprah, Adele said she feels like her “body has been objectified my entire career.”
She says “people have been talking about my body for 12 years” and that her weight loss journey is personal, saying she “does it for herself and no one else” so doesn't feel the need to discuss it publicly.
Adele also said she never felt she “needed” to lose weight. “I tested positive [before my weight loss]I'm now testing positive,” she explained.
“You don't need to be overweight to be in good shape, you can be any shape or size.”
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Adele also loves boxing, adding that she has a “killable left hook”.
Exercise isn't just about losing weight, it's about embracing a healthier lifestyle.
She says she works out “because of my anxiety” and that exercising helps her “feel better.”
“It was never about losing weight, it was about getting strong and giving myself as much time as possible every day to not look at my phone. I was addicted to it,” Adele added.
Her anxieties came to the fore during her divorce, and she admits to suffering “the worst anxiety attack I've had since leaving my marriage”.
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Working out every day gave Adele “discipline” and helped her fill an otherwise empty schedule.
On the food front, Adele dismissed rumors of her following a Sirtfood diet: “Nope. Not doing that. No intermittent fasting. Nothing.”
She said: “If anything, I'm eating more than I used to because I'm working out so hard. Also, the whole thing is like ‘Gets Revenge Body'… omg. Suck my ass.”
In October 2019, at Drake's birthday party, the world noticed that Adele was slimmer. She posted a picture of herself with the caption: “I used to cry a lot but now I'm sweating.”
Then on her 32nd birthday in May 2020, Adele posted an even more dramatic photo thanking her fans for their well wishes, and she was noticeably thinner.
In August of the same year, Adele posed to congratulate Beyoncé, but fans didn't recognize her.
She also posted a picture of herself wearing a bikini top with the Jamaican flag in 2020 as a tribute to the Notting Hill Carnival, and her weight loss is evident.
In October 2020, Adele joked about her weight loss during her SNL monologue, saying: “Because of all the restrictions of Covid… I have to travel light, I can only carry half, that's Half of my choice.”