Adele has wowed fans with her significantly slimmer frame in recent pictures. She appeared at an Oscars 2020 party held by Beyonce and JAy-Z, with an image on Instagram shocking fans.
Now a diet expert has revealed the singer used a specific plan to slim down.
Fasting expert Dr Michael Mosley told Express.co.uk: “Adele has lost seven stone in recent months, which she puts down to practicing a form of Intermittent Fasting called time-restricted feeding (16:8).”
Time-restricted eating usually sees people limit calories intake between six and 12 hours a day.
It is thought to help by avoiding pitfalls like snacking late a night or focusing too much on calories.
Dr Michael went on: “The 16:8 diet involves eating ‘any type and quantity of food’ between the hours of 10am and 6pm every day, but nothing at all outside of those hours.
“Only water is allowed during the 16 hour fasting period.”
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The doctor is an advocate of fasting, and created both the 5:2 diet and Fast800 Travel plan.
He believes in using the power of fasting to delay ageing and prevent the onset of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Dr Mosley said: “One of the most compelling benefits of fasting is ‘autophagy’, which means ‘self-eat’. Autophagy is a natural process where dead, diseased or worn-out cells are broken down and gobbled up.
“In short, we need time off from constant eating so that our bodies can begin the process of repair.
“Autophagy is triggered by fasting and becomes more intense as time goes by. It stops once you eat.”
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What happens to the body when we fast, and how does it help up to lose weight?
The Doctor said: “Big changes happen to your body in the first 24 hours of fasting; as the sugar circulating in your body continues to fall it switches to fat-burning mode.
“It’s called ‘flipping the metabolic switch’. When this happens, fat is released from your fat stores and converted by your body into fatty acids and ketones.
“In many ways, your brain and your body runs better on ketones than on glucose.”
In the past it has been claimed Adele followed the Sirtfood diet.
The diet involves two phases, the first of which lasts a week and sees dieters eat 1,000 calories a day and drinking a juice made from kale, celery, rocket, parsley, green tea and lemon.
Phase two lasts a fortnight and is a maintenance phase. Dieters still drink the juice, and eat recommended foods such as dark chocolate, apples, citrus, capers and red wine.
Dieters claim the plan can help with fast weight loss while also preserving muscle.