We look at how singing sensation Adele replaced meat with jogging and lost 6kg on a vegetarian diet.
Karl Lagerfeld may have called her "too fat", but the designer can't take credit as the catalyst for Adele's recent weight loss. The Uk's richest young singer was reportedly motivated to change her lifestyle after losing weight following surgery on her vocal chords.
Adele and her charity campaigner boyfriend, Simon Konecki, have shed around 6kg since embarking on their fitness regime. The couple eat a strict vegetarian diet and go jogging with Adele’s dog Louie every morning. According to the UK's The Sun newspaper, the Grammy award-winner has so much more energy now that she has also stopped smoking.
A healthy vegetarian diet
According to Leigh-Ann Silber, registered dietician at nutrition consulting agency Nutri-Vation, a vegetarian diet can be healthy – "as long as it is balanced and you take time to ensure you get sufficient amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals". Silber adds that a "well-planned" vegetarian diet can ensure that you get all the nutrients you need. "To do it right, eat lots of fruit, veggies and whole-grains. Include nuts, seeds and legumes."
Silber provides the following 8 guidelines to plan a healthy vegetarian diet:
Silber points out that those on a strict vegetarian diet, ie vegans (which exclude meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients) should take extra care to ensure that their diets contain all vitamins, minerals, protein and essential fats their body needs.