WHILE many of us are carrying a few extra pounds since lockdown, Adele has been showing off her super-svelte bod.
The singer showcased her incredible seven stone weight loss in her recent celebratory 32nd birthday snap.
And her legions of fans, desperate to follow in her footsteps, have been left asking exactly how Adele managed to trim down.
The Rolling in the Deep hitmaker has used a combination of weight loss techniques – and has completely overhauled her diet and fitness regime.
In particular, she has been trying something called the Sirtfood Diet, which even allows slimmers to eat dark chocolate and drink red wine.
What is the Sirtfood Diet?
The Sirtfood Diet encourages slimmers to eat plant foods such as kale and buckwheat.
These foods, known as sirtuin activators, suppress appetite and activate the body’s “skinny gene”.
“A sirtfood is high in sirtuin activators,” explains nutritionist Aidan Goggins, co-author of the bestselling book The Sirtfood Diet.
“Sirtuins are a type of protein that protect cells from dying or becoming inflamed.
“They can also kickstart your metabolism, regulate your appetite, boost muscle tone and burn fat.”
For the first three days, you restrict calorie intake to 1,000 calories a day
“For the first three days, you restrict calorie intake to 1,000 calories a day, which includes drinking three sirtfood green juices plus eating
a sirtfood-rich meal and snacking on antioxidant-packed ‘sirtfood bites’,” says Aidan.
“For the last four days, you up the calorie intake to 1,500 calories a day by consuming two sirtfood-rich meals and two green juices, cutting out the bites.”
You can do this plan for up to two weeks, after which it’s all about adjusting it to suit your lifestyle.
“There are no set rules – just try to include as many sirtfoods as possible in your diet, which should make you feel healthier, more energetic and improve your skin, as well as making you leaner,” says Aidan.
“Clients who have carried on with the diet have seen continued and sustained weight loss of over two stone.”
The Sirtfood Diet allows slimmers to eat dark chocolate and drink red wine, as they are high in sirtuins.
Not only has Adele used the diet, but Pippa Middleton also follows the Sirtfood Diet.
They are joined by chef Lorraine Pascale and Jodie Kidd.
Is there a Sirtfood Diet plan I can follow?
There is a great seven-day plan that you can follow, if you fancy trying out the diet.
We’ve put together what you need right here in this Sirtfood Diet plan.
You’ll find ingredients plus what you need to do to prepare your daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
What other ways has Adele lost weight?
As well as the rest of the nation in lockdown, 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.
She is also a fan of personal trainer Dalton Wong, who helps actors get into shape for roles, including her pal Jennifer Lawrence.
On top of this, The Sun revealed last year that the hitmaker had taken up reformer pilates with pal Ayda Field.
I used to drink ten cups a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day
The exercise classes involve a strange contraption to improve posture, flexibility and balance.
Adele has also ditched tea to shed the pounds – after previously admitting she used to drink about ten cups of tea a day.
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.”
Tips for weight loss success
Lots of us eat and drink more than we realise and do little physical activity. The result is often weight gain.
To lose weight, we need to change our current habits. This means eating less – even when eating a healthy, balanced diet – and getting more active.
Fad diets and exercise regimes that result in rapid weight loss are unlikely to work for long, because these kinds of lifestyle changes cannot be maintained. Once you stop the regime, you’re likely to return to old habits and regain weight.
The NHS’ top tips for success are:
- Make realistic changes to your diet and physical activity that can become a part of your regular routine
- The best way to lose weight is to make long-term changes to diet and physical activity that result in a steady rate of weight loss
- Aim to lose weight at around 0.5kg to 1kg a week (1lb to 2lb), until you achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI)
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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.”