Here’s what to eat on Adele’s Sirtfood Diet when trying to lose weight: Benefits, risks of 3-week meal plan
- August 10, 2020
Here’s what to eat on Adele’s Sirtfood Diet when trying to lose weight: Benefits, risks of 3-week meal plan |  Photo Credit: Instagram
- Adele revealed that she lost a whopping 22 kilos by following the Sirtfood Diet
- The Sirtfood Diet is an eating plan that can help dieters lose weight quickly without radical dieting by activating the ‘skinny gene’
- Read on to learn more about the Sirtfood Diet and whether or not it’s a sustainable plan
New Delhi: Have you heard about the Sirtfood Diet? Looks like the diet is gaining popularity especially amongst celebrities in Europe. In fact, the popular weight loss diet is said to be the secret behind Grammy-winning singer Adele’s incredible body transformation. Recently, the ‘Someone You Like’ singer posted a simple photograph of herself wearing a black dress and heels on Instagram to thank her fans for the birthday love.
However, that ‘simple’ photograph has now caught eyeballs, sparking a lot of discussions on the web. Perhaps, the beautiful singer had earlier revealed that she lost a whopping 22 kilos by following the Sirtfood Diet.
Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels 2020 okay bye thanks x
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According to The Sun, the ‘Hello’ singer was training at home after she split with her husband of eight years, Simon Konecki, who is dad to their son Angelo. Sources revealed that Adele was secretly working with her three personal trainers who help her with her diet and workout regimen. But should you try the Sirtfood Diet that helped Adele lose weight to get that flat tummy? Read on to learn more about the 3-week meal plan below.
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What is the ‘Sirtfood Diet’ and how does it help with weight loss?
The Sirtfood Diet is an eating plan that can help dieters lose weight quickly without radical dieting by activating the ‘skinny gene’, as per its official website. The diet, which was developed by two celebrity nutritionists in the UK, is based on research on sirtuins (SIRTs), – a group of proteins shown to regulate various bodily functions, including metabolism, inflammation and ageing.
Basically, the diet involves eating foods that contain polyphenols (plant compounds) that can help increase the levels of SIRTs in the body. Hence, foods containing these chemicals, polyphenols, have been called ‘sirtfoods. Promoters of the diet claim that sirtfoods can put mild stress on our cells, turning on genes that mimic the effects of fasting and exercise thereby promoting weight loss. The plan is about eating sirtfoods combined with calorie restriction, both of which may help people lose weight by triggering the release of sirtuins (proteins).
The diet has two phases – phase1 and phase 2 – that last for a total of three weeks.
The phase 1 lasts for 7 days and requires dieters to restrict their overall calorie intake to 1,000 calories per day. Here, individuals should consume three sirtfood green juices and one full meal rich in sirtfoods during the first 3 days to help jump-start their weight loss journey. On days 4-7 of phase 1, they can increase their calorie intake to 1,500 by having 2 green juices and 2 sirtfood-rich meals.
The phase 2, which lasts for 2 weeks, is intended to help people shed the pounds steadily. Here, dieters can consume three meals and one green juice per day. Dieters can choose their meal recipes using the book. Promoters of this diet said that you may repeat these two phases whenever you like to boost your fat loss.
What to eat when on the Sirtfood Diet
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Foods that can be eaten on the Sirtfood Diet include – kale, strawberries, blueberries, red wine, dark chocolate, coffee, green tea, onions, parsley, soy, turmeric, walnuts, buckwheat, extra virgin oil, etc. These foods contain plant compounds that can activate sirtuins and switch on the ‘skinny gene’ pathways in the body, enabling weight loss.
Is the Sirtfood Diet safe for you?
While its creators claim that it’s not a fad diet, health experts warn that the Sirtfood Diet may not be helpful for weight loss since it’s not nutritionally balanced. Moreover, the diet is very low in calories, which is not a healthy way to do it.
In fact, eating just 1,000-1,500 calories per day can leave you feeling very hungry. You might also experience some side effects in the first phase such as lightheadedness, fatigue due to extreme calorie cut. So, the Sirtfood Diet is not a healthy, sustainable plan, although it may not be a bad idea for a rapid weight loss strategy. As with any other diet plans, you should always consult a doctor or a dietician before trying out the Sirtfood Diet plan.
The bottom line is, a balanced diet combined with regular exercise is the healthiest, yet, safest way to lose and maintain a fit mind and body.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.