Adele - New Diet, New Doo and New Loves
Adele has finally released the long-awaited new album, 25, but that isn’t all that’s new about the wildly popular, successful, and very private songstress. Adele’s other reveal is a smashing new figure to go along with her third album which was released in late 2015, just in time for the holidays.
The British singer songwriter graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006. A few months later, a friend posted Adele’s school project music demo on myspace, and it was so popular it went viral. The demo was heard by a producer at XL Records and Adele was given a recording contract.
Her first album, 19, which was produced in 2007, rose to popularity worldwide. Sales were phenomenal, and 19 hit seven times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Adele appeared on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 which boosted her career in the US. In 2009, at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Adele won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Yet, sadly, despite her accomplishments, some people chose to focus not on her great talent but her appearance, criticizing her for her weight.
21, her second album was not released until 2011, and by that time the singer was a well-established superstar. Two of her songs from the album hit the top 5 list simultaneously, which had not been done since the Beatles had two hits on the top 5 in 1964. Her first album, 19, became the highest selling of the 21st century. To promote her music she went on a world tour, “Adele Live”, but due to a vocal cord hemorrhage the tour was cut short. Adele had vocal cord surgery to remove a benign polyp. In 2012 at the Grammy Awards, she made her live comeback and won all 6 awards in which she was nominated. The only other artist to win 6 awards in one night is Beyonce.
Adele may share some remarkable records with other successful female artists but she has the singular honor of being awarded an Oscar at the 2013 Academy Award ceremony for Best Original Song for the James Bond theme "Skyfall". Later that year she appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) and was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom.
While Adele writes love songs, some reminiscent of past loves, she also has two new men in her life, partner, Simon Konecki and their son, Angelo James Konecki, who was born October 19, 2012. Konechi, a former investment banker and CEO of Drop4Drop, a Brighton, UK, based charity which works to bring clean water to people in developing countries.
The couple is inseparable and has embarked on a journey to get healthier. Like most parents they want to be around for their son. Her new svelte yet still curvaceous look surprised fans at the recent release of her third Album, 25. Adele has never been terribly concerned with her looks or what people say about her, “I’ve never seen magazine covers and music videos and thought, ‘I need to look like that,” she told the Examiner. “Even if I did have a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes. Exploiting yourself sexually is really not a good look.”
Adele hasn’t done anything special with regard to diet other than cut out what she calls the “naughty foods” like sugar and an afternoon cupcake. “I used to drink ten cups of tea a day with two sugars in each, so I was on 20 sugars a day,” Adele told instyle.co.uk, “now I don’t drink tea, and I have more energy than ever.” Even without the cupcake, 20 sugars is 3 times the recommended daily allowance of sugar for women. She also substitutes brown rice and bread rather than eating white. While she has experimented with counting carbs, fats, and proteins, since meeting Konecki, he inspired her to become a vegetarian. She admits she doesn’t like tofu or Caesar salads, but when she thinks of eating meat all she has to do is, “think about her little dog’s eyes.”
Another change she made in part because of her son was to quit smoking. “If I’d carried on smoking, I’d probably have died from a smoking-related illness, and I think that’s really bad,” Adele told The Daily Mirror. “If I was dying from lung cancer, I would have potentially given it to myself, and that wouldn’t be something I’d be proud of.” The healthier Adele now limits her alcohol consumption and has taken up yoga, walking and Pilates. She and Konechi also run together.
Adele’s diet advice:
• Eat less sugar
• Drink lots and lots of water
• Eat smaller portions
• Keep moving
• Above all - be happy
Now that she’s slimmer every designer in Hollywood is scrambling to dress her for red carpet events. I, for one, want to say, “well done and keep up the good work”. I can’t wait to see her at the upcoming Grammy Awards to see what she’s wearing.
I’ll also be looking forward to her next album. In a recent ‘Carpool Karaoke’ interview with fellow Brit and talk show host, James Corden, she said about her previous albums, “they were a sort of chronicle of my life, that’s why I numbered them. The next album will be called ‘Adele’.”
Stellar decision. I’m happy to see for such a beautiful person it’s not about the “numbers” any more and more about simply, “Adele”.
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