Popular singer-songwriter Adele’s dramatic weight loss recently made headlines and had many wondering how she did it. Now, her doctor has shared her secrets.
Speaking to US weekly, Dr Dominique Fradin-Read, who has worked with the Hello hitmaker, shared some of Adele’s tips for healthy living and sustainable weight loss.
“I start by telling my patients that when it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise alone will not be enough in most cases," Dr Fradin-Read said.
"That is why many patients that come to us have tried to lose weight, they did lose somewhat but put everything back on and often even more. For a successful and sustainable weight loss, we need to look at the whole person and not just address the weight upfront," she said before admitting that she looks at various functions and habits before determining a personalised diet.
"We look at the metabolic function – is the patient starting to develop insulin resistance? We look at hormones – such an important part of weight gain at menopause," she continued. "We look at thyroid levels and cortisol levels. We look at habits – why is it that most of us will be good all day and crash at night? We evaluate stress and sleep. We talk about mood and mental health. When all these elements are addressed, then we can start a personalised diet . . . and recommend exercise as needed and it will work."
And if you’re wondering which diet works best, Fradin-Readrecommends food selection based on the Mediterranean diet, as well as chef Michel Guérard's "gastronomic slimming cuisine”.
“I try to make it visual and have everyone imagine a plate divided into several parts: the green veggies should take approximately two-thirds of the plate, the protein of good source one-third and the last part is reserved to the carbs," Fradin-Read added.
"And on top, some good fat, such as olive oil or avocado or nuts, can be added."
In a separate interview with Insider, Adele’s former personal trainer, Pete Geracimo, shared three simple steps to transform your body.
1. Eating a well-balanced, inclusive food plan
2. Exercising regularly, getting your heart rate up and going outside of your comfort zone
3. Getting proper restful sleep to allow your body and mind to repair and recover.
He also told the publication that exercise should be fun and not torturous.
“Ultimately, exercise is supposed to enhance and complement our daily lives by making everyday tasks easier," Geracimo said."I believe exercise selection must adapt to suit the person and not the other way around. There is no sense in forcing someone to do something if there is no joy in it – that's torture."