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A deadly pandemic, economic chaos - yet we're all most scared of putting on weight

Lorraine Courtney


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Slimmed down: Singer Adele has lost some seven stone since splitting up with her husband last year

Slimmed down: Singer Adele has lost some seven stone since splitting up with her husband last year

Slimmed down: Singer Adele has lost some seven stone since splitting up with her husband last year

Singer Adele has lost weight. It really shouldn't be news, but it is. She was photographed last week, looking pretty because she has always been pretty, and looking thinner than she has before.

Adele used to be a role model for all of us "ordinary" women. Here was a superstar who used to not give two hoots about her body shape and was still thriving in a pop industry that places huge emphasis on looks. She proved you could be successful at a bigger size without that weight defining your personal narrative. Now we have lost a representative as we sit at home stuffing banana bread in our face, piling on the Covid stone.

How did she achieve it? Apparently by taking up the Sirt diet - famous for actively encouraging those following it to have red wine and chocolate but otherwise sticking to turmeric and buckets of green tea.