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What is the new celeb-trending sirtfood diet?

Chocolate and red wine? We want what Adele’s having…

This new diet, which has been reportedly instrumental in Adele’s rumoured 14kg weightloss, involves eating foods that activate proteins in the body known as sirtuins.
When activated, sirtuins are said to speed up your metabolism, decrease inflammation and ignite fat-burning cells in your body.
How, exactly?
According to Body & Soul, when you have low energy levels, which can occur when you’re cutting calories, your cells experience “stress”.
When this happens, your sirtuins are activated, “radically altering the way our cells behave”.
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In the book The Sirtfood Diet: The Revolutionary Plan For Health and Weight Loss, authors Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten claim that this diet is made to switch “your body’s fat-burning powers” on.
With that, for the first three days, you’re restricted to eating no more than 1,000 calories a day, including a meal loaded with sirtfoods (like salmon with greens) as well as three matcha and green juices.
The following four sees you upping your calorie intake to 1500, eating two sirtfood-loaded meals and drinking two juices.
After seven days of this diet, you enter the second “maintenance” phase, where you eat three balanced sirtfood-based meals and drink one green juice.
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What are sirtfoods?
As outlined by BBC Good Food, this is what the sirtfood line-up looks like:
  • 85 per cent dark chocolate
  • Turmeric
  • Kale
  • Blueberries
  • Capers
  • Parsley
  • Green tea
  • Apples
  • Red wine (yes, red wine)
Even if you like the look of this diet – one that has experts divided – be sure to speak to your GP or dietitian before starting.
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