Adele’s weight loss came as a surprise to fans when she started posting new pics on Instagram and then appeared on Saturday Night Live. She recently shared how she lost over 100 lbs in interviews with Oprah and British Vogue.
As a celebrity, Adele’s body size has always been a topic of discussion and the massive weight loss was no different. In fact she was actually criticized for her weight loss by women who identified with her when she was overweight.
She was also criticized for not sharing her weight loss journey. She says she did it for herself so didn’t see the point in sharing it.
"People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey’. They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand."
Adele needed to deal with Anxiety
After her divorce Adele struggled with anxiety. "I had the most terrifying anxiety attacks after I left my marriage," she said.
She says that the exercise "really contributed to me getting my mind right".
In an interview with Vogue magazine, she revealed that weight loss was not her original goal. She started working out so she could be in shape for her performances. “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour." Then she discovered how much exercise helped her deal with anxiety.
“It was because of my anxiety. 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 said.
How Did Exercise Help Adele Lose weight?
Adele found that meeting with her trainer gave her a plan for every day. Before that she "had no idea what each day was going to bring". It brought her the discipline she needed.
She was working out 3 times per day, including weight training, cardio, hiking and boxing. “So I do my weights in the morning, then I normally hike or I box in the afternoon, and then I go and do my cardio at night," she said about her fitness plan.