- Adele recently opened up to British Vogue about losing “100 lbs” over the course of two years.
- “It was never about losing weight,” she said of her exercise routine. “I got quite addicted to it.”
- She also said she’s never followed any specific diet: “If anything I eat more than I used to.”
In her November cover story for British Vogue, the 33-year-old chart-topper revealed she lost “100 lbs” over the course of two years.
“It was because of my anxiety,” she explained. “Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone.”
“I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day,” she continued. “But I needed to get addicted to something to get my mind right. It could have been knitting, but it wasn’t.”
Adele said she lifts weights in the morning and does cardio at night, often adding a hike or a boxing session in the afternoon.
“I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers,” she added. “It’s not doable for a lot of people.”
The “Hello” singer also shut down reports that she follows the so-called sirtfood diet, a low-calorie plan that focuses on activating a protein called sirtuin with foods like blueberries, strawberries, red wine, and dark chocolate.
“I haven’t done any diet,” she said. “No intermittent fasting. Nothing. If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard.”
Adele also expressed anger that people have referred to her
as a “revenge body.”
“It’s ridiculous,” she said. “I think it’s that people love to portray a divorced woman as spinning out of control, like, ‘Oh she must be crackers. She must’ve decided she wants to be a ho.’ Because what is a woman without a husband?”
Although reactions to Adele’s transformation flooded Twitter and dominated Google searches last year, the hitmaker herself said she doesn’t find the topic “fascinating.”
“People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey,'” she continued. “They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand. I couldn’t give a flying fuck. I did it for myself and not anyone else.”
“People have been talking about my body for 12 years. They used to talk about it before I lost weight,” she continued. “But yeah, whatever, I don’t care. You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size.”