Adele’s weight loss is ‘down to the Sirtfood diet’ – here are the details
- November 19, 2020
It’s believed the award-winning singer has the ‘Sirtfood Diet’ to credit for her weight loss, which encourages dieters to focus on eating 20 specific foods that switch on your so-called ‘skinny genes’.
The plan allows you to consume treats like red wine, dark chocolate and coffee but is extremely limiting asking followers to consume only 1,000 calories during the first week with the second cycle being increased to 1,500.
The ‘sirt’ in the name of the diet comes from the word sirtuin, a class of proteins that can help boost your metabolism and reduce inflammation.
There’s claims that the diet can help you lose seven pounds in the the first seven days, but as it runs on calorie deficit some experts have said this isn’t brand new and must be followed carefully on the advice of your doctor.
In the first week you are restricted to just 1,000 calories per day with three Sirtfood green juices a day, a Sirtfood main meal and snacks of dark chocolate on the menu.
Adele told a fan she’s lost ‘7 stone’ saying ‘it’s such a crazy positive experience’ (Image: Adele/ Instagram)
A recipe for the green juice is made up of key sirtfoods like kale, rocket, flat leaf parsley, lovage leaves, celery stalks, green apple, lemon juice, and matcha green tea.
The second phase of the diet comes when more calories are introduced and dieters can include more meals like stir fries, chicken and muesli for breakfast.
Established by UK nutritionists Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, who published a guide and a sell-out recipe book in 2016, it has seen other celebrities like Sir Ben Ainslie, Jodie Kidd and Loraine Pascale jump on board.
The creators claim following the Sirtfood plan can lead to rapid weight loss, but still maintain muscle mass and apparently protect you from chronic diseases.
Some experts say that a 1,000 calorie diet is extremely difficult to follow and have slammed it for promoting calorie restriction and ‘unhealthy eating rules’.
Adele switched up her lifestyle (Image: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)
McKenzie Caldwell who specialises in women’s nutrition and pregnancy dietary wellness told Good Housekeeping: “Not only is this not enough energy to support an adult body, it is not possible to fit in all the macro- and micronutrients an adult needs in that amount of food…
“The diet may cause weight loss in the short term merely because of it’s caloric restriction.”
While Adele is yet to confirm she has followed the diet she did hire a personal trainer who has helped Robbie Williams’ wife Ayda Fields get into shape with pilates.
The singer has been following a new diet and exercise regime
Los Angeles based personal trainer Camila Goodis said: “I trained Ayda for a long time and it happens that they are good friends so I did Adele when she was there in Robbie’s house.
“I don’t believe she liked exercise much but she has changed her lifestyle and I believe that 90 per cent was dieting.”