If you’re like me, then you make efforts to stay up to speed on all the latest diet trends. It’s not that I’m going to try every one out, but I want to be aware of them. I want to understand the new avenues and methodologies that people are trying. I want to laugh at the gimmicky fads and embrace the meaningful discoveries. So, naturally, the sirtfood diet caught my interest. I must admit that I was not familiar with the term ‘sirtfood’ just a few months ago. You might be in the same boat. Let’s take a look at how this approach works and whether it’s worth your time.
The Sirtfood Diet Basics
What are sirtfoods? They are diet options that offer the unique ability to activate sirtuins in the human body. These proteins work in complex cellular ways to regulate fat production and metabolism. The idea behind any effective diet should be increasing your biological calorie-burning efficiency. This ensures that your body is working for you around the clock: a true key to consistent progress. The sirtfood diet follows this core principle, which is a good sign.
The sirtfood diet, recently popularized by a new book released late last year and by singer Adele’s reported success with it, is easy to follow. It not only allows you to drink red wine and consume chocolate, but actually encourages it. These are robust sources of the antioxidants that put sirtuins into action. The sirtfood diet doesn’t rely on cutting back hugely on food, forcing you to starve yourself. Instead, it works by making sure the things you eat are working in your favor.
Foods in Sirtfood Diet
There are many foods that are staples in a typical sirtfood diet plan. Among the keys are citrus fruits, kale, blueberries, turmeric and walnuts. Green tea — an excellent natural source of caffeine — is an advisable beverage to keep in the rotation. And yes, wine is a perfectly acceptable inclusion (in moderation, of course). In the past, we’ve gone over the red wine health benefits and one of them is the presence of a resveratrol. This extra helpful antioxidant has a lot of significant perks and jump starting the activity of sirtuins is one of them.
The sirtfood diet consists of two phases. In the first, for a period of three days, you stick to a limit of 1000 daily calories with a structure consistent of one sirtfood based meal and several green juices. After three days, you can kick your intake up to 1,500 calories with two green juices and two meals. One thing to focus on is finding ways to keep your protein intake up. This can be an issue because the veggie drinks don’t provide much in this regard.
The sirtfood diet is proving to be an extremely effective weight loss method for many. Because of the strategic calorie limits and emphasis on metabolism-boosting ingredients, it does appear to be an eating plan that can greatly accelerate slimming progress with less exercise. Plus, you get to have wine and chocolate. I mean, who could take issue with that?