Natural way to lose 3kgs in 7 days
It seems there’s a new diet for every season. And the Sirtfood Diet is the new kid on the block. A ‘sirtfood’ is a food high in sirtuin activators – proteins that supposedly protect the cells in our bodies from inflammation and cell death. Sirtfoods reportedly help regulate your metabolism, burn fat, increase muscle and supposedly activate our ‘skinny genes’.
The ‘skinny gene’, with the unsexy formal name of SIRT1, is believed to help weight loss by curbing fat storage and regulating insulation while simultaneously boosting your metabolism.
The Sirtfood diet was started by two UK nutritional experts, Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten. Their book, The Sirtfood Diet, promises the diet will ‘Switch on your body’s fat-burning powers and help you lose 7lbs (3kg) in 7 days.
What’s on the menu?
The diet is famous for dark chocolate (over 85% chocolate, so no Lunch Bars, unfortunately) and red wine – both high in sirtuin activators. Other sirtfoods include citrus fruits, coffee, apple, kale, parsley, blueberries, green tea, capers, strawberries, olive oil, red onion, turmeric and rocket.
Meat isn’t a sirtfood, but dieters are allowed to eat it. The plan focuses on adding sirtfoods to your diet, but doesn’t ask you to ban other foods.
Spoiler alert: 1000 calories is very little and you will probably be hungry.
The Sirtfood eating plan
The diet involves following a pretty restrictive eating plan – at least for the first two weeks so this definitly doesn’t mean you can knock back the chocolate and red wine though.
You are restricted from eating just 1000 calories (4184kj) per day during the first week, which includes consuming only one sirtfood-rich meal from the book (examples here) and two sirtfood green juices.
Spoiler attention: 1000 calories is very little and you will probably be hungry.
With two sirtfood-focused meals and two juices, during week two your intake rises to 1500 calories (6 276kj) per day.
You are required to adjust your lifestyle to include as many sirtfoods as possible, because there’s no set plan after that, Followers are required to work out quite intensively while following the plan.
hello, Does it work?
You weight will definitly drop since the calories are so restricted, but we reckon it will mostly be water weight which you will gain right back if you don’t stay on the low calorie diet. While the foods on the diet is healthy, both the The Huffington Post and The Daily Mail are calling this a fad diet. BBC Good Food also doesn’t seem convinced in the efficacy and long term results of this diet.
So try all your possible best, do add the healthy sirtfoods to your diet, but remember that balance, good habits and healthy living is the way to go for long term results.