This might be the quickest and easiest way to lose a lot of weight really really fast, but is it right for you? I'm Ayesha, welcome to Glamrs and today we're going to be talking about the sirtfood diet! We're sure that by now you've heard all about adele's recent weightloss. And while we absolutely love adele and think she looks incredible no matter what, we just had to find out more about this amazing diet that claims to help you lose up to 15 kgs in just a few weeks, and that is, the sirtfood diet. So we decided to break it down for you and figure out what all the hype was about so that you can decide whether this diet is right for you! To know a little more about this, type the word diet in the comments below and we'll send you some incredible sirtfood recipes for you to try.
Sirt foods are mostly plant based foods that are super rich in antioxidants and basically trick your body into burning off all that unwanted fat a lot faster. The diet limits the calories you eat and encourages you to fill yourself up with these superfoods over everything else! This works because these foods are rich in ‘sirtuan activators’ or ‘sirts’ which are proteins that activate your ‘skinny gene’ by telling your body to rev up your metabolism and increase your muscle mass all while burning incredible amounts of fat at the same time.
This diet actually caught everyones eye because it advertised sirtfoods like dark chocolate and red wine! But there are a ton of other foods that are rich in sirts that you can eat for a balanced diet. Some of these are leafy greens like kale and parsley, fruits like apples, citrus fruits and strawberries. There are also meats like chicken, egg whites and salmon, you can also throw in some of our favourite flavours like onion, garlic, turmeric and chilli and finally you can top it all off with tasty drinks like green tea and black coffee.
There are two phases for this diet. The first phase lasts for 7 days and the second for 14 days. For days 1-3 you should reduce your calorie intake to 1000cal, drink 3 sirtfood green juices and make sure one of your meals are sirtfood rich. So for example on day one your meal plan starts with a green juice made of kale, celery, parsley, apples and green tea and you can follow it up with a small bowl of yogurt with some fresh fruit . Before lunch you can drink another green juice and then eat a leafy green salad for your sirtfood rich meal.
Snack on some fresh fruit like apples or oranges in the evening along with your third green juice and end your day with a small chicken breast, some seafood or some noodles and veggies For days 4 to 7 you can increase your calorie intake to 1500 calories a day drink 2 sirtfood green juices and eat 2 sirtfood rich meals So here you’d change things up by eating slightly larger portions of each meal and swapping out one green juice for a green tea or coffee instead. So after this first week, if you follow the diet correctly you’re looking at losing around 3kgs! In phase 2, you need to keep your calorie count at 1500cal, drink 1 green juice a day and make sure all 3 of your meals are rich in sirtfoods. If you’re still following your meal plan religiously you could lose another 3-5kgs after these two weeks.
After this you can increase your calorie intake to whatever feels comfortable but stick to a sirtfood rich diet. An average daily calorie intake is around 2000cal so this means you’ll be reducing quite a bit of your daily diet. Calorie numbers always go over my head so to put it in perspective for you, one large cheese pizza is around 2000cal so to follow this diet, you’ll be eating the equivalent of half to ¾ of one of those tasty pizzas for the whole day but in healthy foods! The foods encouraged in the sirtfood diet are all extremely healthy, nutritious foods that can help build immunity and might even help reduce signs of ageing.
No foods are really ‘banned’ in this diet as long as you stick to the suggested calories so you can indulge in a few small treats from time to time. The diet overall is an extremely effective and super fast way to shed some weight so it could be a great option to look slimmer for an upcoming event. It can be dangerous to cut down so much of your daily meals and you might have headaches or feel lightheaded for the first week as your body adjusts. And if you’re anything like me you might be a little grumpy too! The sirtfood diet might initially be hard to follow, especially in Indian households where we love our oil, ghee and heavy carbs! Another huge drawback of the fad is that this weight loss could be short term and as soon as you stop following it your body will gain a lot of the weight back.
To be honest, there is not much research about this diet so before you get on board we always recommend you speak to your doctor or nutritionist first. If you have diabetes or are pregnant or breastfeeding or a training athlete then this diet is not for you as it will throw off your blood sugar levels and reduce your nutrition too severely. So this is everything you need to know about the miraculous sirtfood diet, we hope we’ve shared all the information to help you decide whether this is the right diet for you! Remember to type diet in the comments to get some amazing sirtfood recipes that you can follow! Make sure no matter what you choose to stay safe and healthy.
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