Well, what if we told you, the success behind Adele’s transformation is eating smart? A fan of ‘sirtfood diet’, Adele followed this diet to lose weight and get into a healthier and (needless to say, impressive) shape.
What is the sirtfood diet?
The latest diet cleanse which has got the world raving about it follows a scientific approach to battle weight gain.
The diet popularises on the use of ‘sirtfoods’, which are some special foods which work by activating certain protein chains in the body, known as sirtuins. According to science, these antioxidant agents act as protectants that help slow down aging, boost metabolism and regulate the body’s inflammation, hereby helping in fat loss.
Studies have also found that the sirtfood diet can help people lose up to seven pounds (3 kilos) in under a week’s time.
As complex and scientific as this diet plan sounds, the diet encourages you to include some of the most commonly found kitchen ingredients as well as some indulgent foods. Some common foods allowed in this plan include foods like oranges, dark chocolates, parsley, turmeric, kale, and even red wine.
The diet, though considered to be a fad, focusses on maintaining a restrictive weight loss strategy one week. While the first three days makes you limit your calorie intake to 1000kcal (consuming three sirt food green juices and having a meal). The remaining days, you are allowed to increase your calorie intake to 1500kcal and have two meals a day (along with two sirtfood juices). Post this, the maintenance phase recommends you to eat up to three balanced foods rich in sirtuin, coupled with an effective workout strategy to lose weight, making it all the more sustainable.
Since it is rather restrictive in nature, many stay wary of the diet plan working in the long run. The diet restricts your calorie intake and can devoid you of other needed nutrients, so, it is not a long term, sustainable diet plan for weight loss.
Adele has also tapered her snacking habits and watches her carbs. Sharing some more secrets, Adele also said that she has cut out tea and sugar from her diet, something which she loved to have! In an interview, she said,
“I used to cry but now I sweat. I used to drink ten cups [of tea] a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day. Now I don’t drink tea anymore and I have more energy than ever.”
For someone who once admitted that she would rather have lunch than go to the gym, Adele picked up pilates and weight lifting in 2019. They are both excellent aiders in toning up and fat loss, which helps you get the shape you desire.