Singer Adele Adkins has undergone a drastic weight loss transformation after being photographed on the red carpet looking thinner than ever.
Adele has been steadily losing weight since unveiling her stunning post-baby weight loss at the 2013 Grammy Awards just 4 months after giving birth to son Angelo (in October 2012).
Adele has long insisted she loves her curves and refuses to be fat-shamed into following starvation diets. However, the British songstress switched to a vegetarian diet shortly after becoming a mom and has dropped a ton of weight.
Adele cited health reasons and her love of animals for switching to a vegetarian diet, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported. "I'm trying to be veggie," said Adkins. "I have to be really healthy and stuff like that."
I can find another way of getting all the stuff out of meat you need. I hate that tofu stuff, though. It's rank. Whenever I'm about to eat meat, I always see my little dog's eyes."
The weight loss and health benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets are no surprise to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.
"A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention," said Dr. Katz, author of Disease-Proof.
Dr. Neal Barnard agrees. "Studies suggest that free radicals [toxic molecules that form in the body] contribute to aging," Barnard wrote in his book, the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart. "A vegan diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from damage by free radicals."
Adele also began running and working out regularly to be healthier for her son Angelo and fiance, Simon Konecki. However, the full-figured 5-foot-9 Adele has no interest in capitalizing on her sex appeal like fellow pop stars Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.
“I’ve never seen magazine covers and music videos and thought, ‘I need to look like that’," said Adele. “Even if I did have a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I’d still wear elegant clothes. Exploiting yourself sexually is really not a good look.”