Adele got fans talking once more when she shared a gorgeous photo to mark her 34th birthday.
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In the glam snap, Adele can be seen posing in a sensational mini black dress with statement sleeves by Carolina Herrera, with fans rushing to praise how lovely she looks.
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It's not the first time fans have heaped praise on one of the star's posts. After the Grammy-award-winning star shared several photos of her slimmed-down figure on social media in 2020 her feed was awash with compliments, but a 2021 with Vogue revealed that her weight loss wasn't quite what it seemed.
Adele admitted that it had become an "addiction" in order to "get her mind right", and that rather than going in with the intention of losing weight, she used exercise to help with her "anxiety". She went on to reveal that she even worked out with a trainer three times a day, but acknowledged that this isn't necessarily "doable" for most people for financial reasons (it's not exactly healthy for the average person, either).
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All that said, there are a few simple body confidence secrets Adele has opened up about in the past that still ring true...
1. Do it for yourself
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Adele's former personal trainer Pete Geracimo gave an insight into Adele's motivation to get fit. In an Instagram post, he wrote: "My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only. She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo."
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He added: "When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post-pregnancy and post-surgery. When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13-month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices."
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2. Practice reformer Pilates
Adele's fitness regime is also said to include reformer pilates, which is an exercise loved by Meghan Markle. Using a special machine, reformer pilates helps work your core, improve flexibility and gain strength.
3. Mix up your exercise
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Speaking to Vogue, Adele revealed that she does weights in the morning, a hike or box in the afternoon, and cardio in the evening.
The mother-of-one also previously told Rolling Stone magazine, “I mainly moan. I’m not, like, skipping to the [expletive] gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror.”
4. Try HIIT workouts
Adele is said to have been training with US trainer Dalton Wong – who has worked with stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Vogue Williams - to help with her weight loss using high-intensity workouts at home.
She shared a photo of herself with her hair styled in a 60s ponytail in a nod to Sharon Stone’s iconic Ginger Rothstein character from Casino. Joking about her new exercise regime, she captioned the image: “I used to cry but now I sweat."
5. Appreciate your body
Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living, £10.99, Amazon
Adele previously revealed a self-help book helped her to have a better relationship with her body. Taking to Instagram, she shared a picture of the cover of Glennon Doyle's book Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living.
The star said that it stopped her from being "stressed and dishevelled" and helped her to feel like she was in her body for the first time.
The mum-of-one added: "If you’re ready – this book will shake your brain and make your soul scream. I am so ready for myself after reading this book! It’s as if I just flew into my body for the very first time. Whew!"
In her interview with Vogue, she added: "You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size."
6. Limit sugar intake
We all know the British love a good cup of tea, but Adele once admitted that her love for a hot brew was contributing to an excess sugar intake. She previously said: "I used to drink 10 cups a day with two sugars in each, so I was on 20 sugars a day."
Too much sugar in your diet can contribute to weight gain, lack of energy and fatigue – so it's likely Adele is feeling far healthier and focused now she's curbed her sweet tea habit.
7. Ignore the critics
Adele told Vogue that she lost weight for herself, and nobody else, and back in 2017, the Someone Like You singer also hit back at online trolls who compared her Grammy's look to Princess Fiona from Shrek.
Speaking to her audience in Perth, Australia, she said: "I wore this dress, right, everyone said I looked like Fiona. I don't [expletive] care. It was Givenchy couture! They can say what they want."
According to the Metro, she also remarked: "I worked out. Obviously I'm a large lady and I like eating food very much, but I was working out twice a day to fit into that Givenchy dress because it was quite tight."
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