What is Adele’s sirtfood diet and is there a sirtfood diet recipe book?
- February 07, 2021
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Someone like… who? Adele showed off her weight loss journey in last night’s SNL (Picture: NBC / BACKGRID)
Adele has always been a lauded British talent and beauty, shattering records left and right with her heart-wrenching albums. And lately the singer has wowed fans by revealing a slimmer physique –something which she addressed last night, cracking jokes about the fascination with her weight loss journey as she hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time.
Hosting on the iconic US show SNL, she quipped: ‘And I know I look really, really different since you last saw me but actually, because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me – and this is the half I chose.’
But what is the diet the Grammy winner is said to have followed to achieve her results?
What is the Sirtfood diet?
Launched in 2016, the Sirtfood diet is rumoured to be the diet Adele has followed.
She appears on the official website for the diet, alongside Connor McGregor.
The diet essentially involves adopting a diet rich in ‘sirtfoods’, which according to the dieter’s founders are special foods that activate specific proteins in the body called sirtuins.
Proving her voice is as big as ever, the star belted out parts of her hits as she took over hosting duties on SNL (Picture: NBC/Backgrid)
Sirtuins are believed to protect cells in the body from dying when they are under stress and are thought to regulate inflammation, metabolism and the aging process.
The founders claim sirtuins shape the body’s ability to burn fat and boost metabolism, resulting in a seven-pound (half-a-stone) weight loss a week while maintaining muscle.
What are some foods to eat on the Sirtfood diet?
Ten of the most common staples of the Sirtfood diet include:
- Green tea
- Dark chocolate (that is at least 85 per cent cocoa)
- Citrus fruits
- Red wine
Is there a Sirtfood diet recipe book?
There is an official Sirtfood diet book available, written by the diet’s founders Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten.
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Both pioneers of the ‘modern day medicine movement’ – a blurb for the book reads – the pair advocate the need to complement medical intervention with nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten both hold Master’s Degrees in Nutritional Medicine and are recognised authorities on nutrition and health.
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