Singer Adele looks amazing after her 50-pound post-baby weight loss, which she attributes to a vegetarian diet and running workouts.
While she has not given specifics, Adele reportedly lost over 50 pounds after adopting a mostly vegetarian diet and exercising, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
“I’m trying to be veggie,” said Adele. “I have to be really healthy and stuff like that. I can find another way of getting all the stuff out of meat you need. I hate that tofu stuff, though. It’s rank. Whenever I’m about to eat meat, I always see my little dog’s eyes.”
Adele switched to a vegetarian diet after being inspired by her fiance, Simon Konecki, as Examiner has reported. She gave birth to their son Angelo in October 2012.
The weight loss and health benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets are no surprise to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.
“A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention,” said Dr. Katz, author of Disease-Proof.
Dr. Neal Barnard agrees. “Studies suggest that free radicals [toxic molecules that form in the body] contribute to aging,” Barnard wrote in his book, the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart. “A vegan diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from damage by free radicals.”
Adele: I Love My Body At Any Size
Adele is not a workout fanatic, but has made an effort to be more active for health reasons. The British songstress’ weight loss is noteworthy because she has long stated that she’s perfectly happy being a size 14 and refuses to be fat-shamed or weight bullied.
“I’ve always been a size 14-16 and been fine with it,” she said. “I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.”
The full-figured 5-foot-9 Adele said she has no interest in capitalizing on her sex appeal like fellow pop stars Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.
I don’t want to be some Skinny Minnie with my t*ts out. I don’t want people confusing what it is that I am about. I’m not shocking. I just stand there and sing, and I don’t do stunts or anything. I’m just writing love songs.
I’m not trying to be pop. I’m not trying to be jazz. I’m not trying to be anything. I’m just writing love songs, and everyone loves a love song.”
Besides, Adele said she could easily become super-skinny if that were a priority. “If I was affected by my weight, I could easily lose some now,” she said.
Adele added: “I’ve got enough money for a personal trainer or nutritionist [but] I’m not going to stop eating the food I like just because I can’t be bothered to exercise … My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like.”
Adele’s third studio album, 25, dropped in November 2015. It’s the long-awaited followup to her smash-hit 2011 album, 21, which won six Grammy Awards.