The "I'm Not the Only One" singer bragged about his dieting success on Instagram, sharing that he dropped a whopping 14 pounds in as many days by following the tips in Amelia Freer's book Eat. Nourish. Glow.
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 healthy. 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 @ameliafreer #eatnourishglow
He later posted pics of himself at the gym and of the healthy meals he's eating — all part of a healthier lifestyle for the Grammy winner, who has struggled with his weight since he was a child.
But not everyone is very supportive. He's getting some hate on Twitter — like these particularly heinous comments.
Sam Smith looks even uglier now he's lost weight it's brilliant #FacesOfMeth— Samantha Mollison (@LiamLambrini) April 2, 2015
Skinny Sam Smith freaks me out— Allie S. (@asouds) April 2, 2015
I don't like skinny Sam Smith :( I liked chubby Sam Smith. Skinny Sam Smith looks sad.— Mad Scientist (@InnocentAWolfe) April 2, 2015
Sam Smith is so skinny omg. Must be the AIDs. pic.twitter.com/eX1vOsGJVY— Will (@BaddieWill) March 29, 2015
Those are pretty crappy things to say to someone who has admitted to having body issues for years. And anyway, Freer's philosophy actually really makes sense.
"I really don't like to use the word diet, as I don't believe any diet works," she told People. "I always encourage my clients to not think they are on a diet and instead think about making consistent, not perfect, long-term changes… Ultimately it has to be about getting clients to stop the junk foods and start eating food in its most natural form again.
"These are the 10 most important areas that I have found have helped both me and all of my clients over the last 10 years," she said. "They are practical approaches to the most common obstacles people face when trying to switch to healthier habits around food. I cover things like how to get your kitchen prepared for success, to keeping your goals simple and to make the changes gradually, and encourage mindfulness around food choices and behavior."
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