Adele is on top of the pop-culture world right now: Her new single “Hello” just became the most-downloaded song in history, her upcoming album 25 is on track to the the biggest release of the year, and it looks like she’s made a long-term commitment to weight loss.
The 27-year-old singer is noticeably slimmer than at the beginning of her career. How? A few years ago, after the birth of her son, MTV UK reported that she had started jogging and following a strict vegetarian diet. We’ve reported before that cutting out meat has been shown to be part of the Most Effective Diet — Ever, and if Adele has gone veggie, she’s in good company: Jay-Z, Beyonce and Bill Clinton follow a vegan diet to stay slim.
In a new Rolling Stone interview, Adele says she's cut back on sugar, has only one alcoholic drink a week and is doing weights in the gym. "To get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that," she says.
Key to her success: She didn’t crash diet but instead made a lifestyle change, incorporating diet, cardio and strength training. She views a vegetarian diet not as deprivation but as a positive way of life (she’s said she made the change because of her love for animals). And it’s clearly working.
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