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Adele Is 'Healthier Than She's Ever Been.' Here's How She Got There.

"This is the woman who admits that she could once put away a bottle of wine a day."

Of all Adele's many stellar qualities, her willingness to speak candidly and frankly about her life -- and her health -- is one of the top.

In a new interview with Vogue (she's the mag's March cover star), the songstress once again opened up. You may have already heard that she gave up her smoking habit when she was forced to undergo surgery on her vocal chords in 2011. As it turns out, she has since made some other pretty big changes toward a healthier lifestyle, too:

...Adele is healthier than she has ever been. As well as the litany of foods and drink she has to avoid to protect her throat, she has given up the Marlboro Lights that she used to more or less chain-smoke, and has almost given up alcohol—this is the woman who admits that she could once put away a bottle of wine a day. “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour,” she says, “so I lost a bit of weight. Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes—which is a really big problem for me!” she adds, laughing as she describes a newfound shopping habit.

As we all well know by now, quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of serious health issues like cancer lung disease and stroke (to name just a couple), while cutting back on alcohol has some wonderful benefits of its own, like improving liver function as well as skin and sleep quality. It can also make a huge dent in a person's caloric intake.

As far as the added effect of her recent weight loss, we must say we love Adele at any size. But we're certainly happy to hear she's healthy.

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