How Sam Smith Found His Happy Weight

How Sam Smith Found His Happy Weight

Sam Smith at the Brits [Rex]

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When he appeared at the Brit Awards last month, Stay With Me singer Sam Smith looked trimmer than ever and now we can reveal how he’s done it.

The 22-year-old told his 3million plus Twitter followers he owed his dramatic weight loss to nutritionist Amelia Freer, author of new book Eat. Nourish. Glow.

Holding a copy, Sam tweeted: ‘Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food. Everyone go check out her incredible book, and start to live health. It’s not even about weight loss it’s about feeling happy in yourself. Love you Amelia & thank you for making me feel so happy inside and out.’

Grazia Daily caught up with Amelia to find out how she does it…

**Just give up one thing (to begin with) **

Rather than giving up everything that’s making us feel bad– think sugar, too much coffee or processed food – all at once, Amelia suggests just giving up one thing at a time. Once you get used to that, give up another, and then another. ‘By giving my clients small achievable goals, instead of a huge mountain to climb, they succeed and this spurs them on. If you try to change your whole diet immediately, you’re likely to feel overwhelmed and fail. Slow and steady wins the health race.’

Have a kitchen detox

‘I tell clients to prepare their kitchens for success,’ says Amelia. This means throwing out all junk, including breakfast cereals (‘full of sugar and lacking in nutrients’), processed meals, margarine (‘stick to natural butter’), ready meals, biscuits and sweets, and gluten grains (found in most cereals, breads, pasta and shop-bought cakes and muffins). Then stock it with protein (fish, chicken, eggs etc), non-meat protein (pulses, nuts, seeds), salad and vegetables, dairy alternatives (ie, coconut milk), healthy flavours (herbs, spices, garlic, lemons) and olive and coconut oil. Lastly, sharpen your knives (to make vegetable prep more easy), buy a Vitamix or Nutribullet blender if you can afford it (for making juices, pesto etc) and a spiriliser to make vegetable spaghetti.

Find your grace around food

Amelia thinks many of our food mistakes occur when we eat without grace – that is, we eat when we’re stressed, bored, anxious or when we binge in secret. Instead, she advises eating gracefully – which means slowly, mindfully and because you’re truly hungry. ‘Be conscious around food. Eat it slowly, savour it and enjoy it. Don’t eat it in a way you’d be embarrassed by if others were watching.’

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