Revealing how her super-slimmed-down form helped with her own pain after the birth of her first child, five-year-old daughter Rain, Grammy Award-winning singer Adele spoke to Extra about her weight loss secret.
“I was pregnant for over a year and I had a c-section, so I just ate so much,” Adele said. “I started the program, and it gave me clarity in my life and made me feel more like myself and stronger in my skin.”
The mom of three’s outlook on weight has changed dramatically since she gained 75 pounds while pregnant with her first child.
“It was just a disaster,” she said of her weight gain. “I look back at stuff now and think I’m a massive idiot! I had a problem.”
Adele admits being not the strongest person physically was just as big of a problem as her weight gain. She admits when she was suffering from back pain after the birth of her son Angelo, 18 months, and singing without any breathing room caused even more pain.
“I tried this smoking tobacco vape and then I stopped smoking because I felt so faint and wanted to call it quits!” she said.
The songstress who won seven Grammys this year, opened up about her struggle with eating disorders and her negative body image in the mid-2000s. “I used to be a little bit different and what I used to say and what I thought about myself was not a healthy view,” she admitted.
“Every time I’d lose weight I’d feel this crazy desperation to gain weight again. I never understood. I just knew I was a mess,” she added.
But now, after her secret weight loss secret, Adele feels completely at peace with herself and her body.
“I am the mother of three kids, and I’m as good as or better than I’ve ever been. If you are happy in yourself, you’re happy with yourself, and when you have all of the things that you want, that is a beautiful thing,” she said.
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