We’ve all heard about cutting carbs and basically anything interesting to lose weight, but now a new fad is taking hold, and its fans include celebs like Adele and Jodie Kidd.
It sounds too good to be true: the Sirtfood Diet allows you to have chocolate and wine. In fact, it encourages it!
What is a Sirt?
Sirtuins are a class of protein found in living things that are involved in metabolic processes.
‘Sirtfoods’ are high in sirtuin activators, and mimic the effects of fasting and exercise by burning fat, increasing muscle and staving off disease.
According to Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, nutritional experts and authors of The Sirtfood Diet Recipe Book, stocking up on sirtuin-rich foods such as kale, green tea and apples can stimulate the ‘skinny’ gene pathways and help you lose fat quickly.
Other foods that activate this so-called skinny gene include parsley, strawberries, buckwheat, walnuts, turmeric, dark chocolate, red wine and even coffee!
If Adele loves it, we do
Unlike other celebs, Adele is proud of her curves, and has said in the past that she likes representing the average woman’s body type. Somehow knowing that she’s found success with the diet makes us feel a little better.
We also love her honesty when it comes to exercise. This Instagram pic of her working out pretty much sums up how we feel on most days! However, the singer admitted in an interview that all her social media messages have to be vetted by her team – apparently she’s been guilty of a few drunk tweets in the past!
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
Digital Editor at woman&home magazine, F1 Fan, Chocoholic.