Sam Smith fans are expressing concern after the star uploaded an Instagram photo on Wednesday, depicting a markedly leaner frame. The 23-year-old singer has lost 50 pounds since March 2015 by adhering to the guidelines of Amelia Freer in her book “Eat, Nourish, Glow”.
According to News.com, fans have relayed their shock at Smith’s drastic new look, with some criticising that he has become “too skinny.” Refreshingly, several commenters have shown their support for the Smith, with one writing “You look great. Don’t listen to anyone who says you need to be thicker or thinner. You’re perfect when you’re happy.”
The Oscar-nominated “Writing on the Wall” singer has previously attributed his lifestyle change to meeting Amelia Freer in early 2015. Along with an instagram photo with the nutritionist, he commented that she had “completely changed his life.”
“Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food,” wrote the self-confessed lover of cheese and fried chicken. “It’s not even about weight loss, it’s about feeling happy in yourself.” The beloved performer, who is expected to release an album later this year, has previously revealed his struggles with diet.
While she does not “endorse or support any diet,” Amelia Freer’s advice appears to mirror some of the guidelines of the popular paleo diet. Her book suggests a gluten-free eating regime which favours animal protein, non-starchy vegetables and healthy fats, while limiting sugar, dairy, grains and alcohol. She has also previously assisted stars Boy George and James Corden with their transformations, writes Latinos Health.
In an interview with Shropshire Star, Freer blames poor health on lack of time and preparation, as well as a reliance on sugar. “We’ve learnt to not make the time or prioritise it, and now we feel incapable,” she said “We’ve got our priorities wrong. Preparing and thinking about food has gone to the bottom of our list.”