Rumor has it that Adele has lost weight using a diet that allows red wine and chocolate.
The singer, 32, first debuted her slimmer figure in the fall of 2019 to the shock of fans everywhere. She continued to drop pounds over the holidays, even worrying some onlookers that she was too thin in paparazzi pictures. Fans took notice of her tip-top shape after her stint hosting “SNL.”
“I know I look really, really different since you last saw me,” she joked during her opening monologue. “But actually because of all the COVID restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
And Adele’s not the only one on board with the buzzy diet, which focuses on foods that regulate one’s metabolism. The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton is also reportedly a fan, and the eating plan was the seventh-most-searched diet on Google in 2019.
The sirtfood diet originated in the UK from nutritionists Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, who published a guide and a recipe book in 2016.
The diet focuses on sirtuins, or proteins in your body that specialize in cellular health and metabolism, among other things. Sirtuins can be found in foods like kale, extra-virgin olive oil, buckwheat, matcha, blueberries and arugula. The menu’s sweet surprises include red wine, coffee and dark chocolate. Meat is not a sirtuin.
The diet’s flashiest claim to fame is that it can help you lose up to seven pounds in a week, Matten told The Post. But it’s no cake walk: For the first three days, eaters restrict their intake to only 1,000 calories a day — one sirtuin-packed meal and two green juices. That gets bumped up to 1,500 calories for the following four days when an additional meal is allowed. After that week, dieters are allowed to eat as many sirtfood meals as they like. Daily exercise is also recommended on the diet.
The foods are supposed to boost muscle growth because they activate your “skinny gene,” which allegedly mimics the effects of diet and exercise.
But other health experts aren’t so convinced.
Manhattan-based registered dietitian Martha McKittrick recently told The Post that she thinks the diet is “sketchy.” And Grace Fjeldberg, a registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic, added, “Not everyone will see Adele-like results.”
Looking to hop on the sirtfood bandwagon? Check out these books to get you started.
This detailed book outlines a transition plan into the Sirtfood diet through three phases. A four-week meal plan, shopping lists, and hundreds of recipes are also included.
This recipe book is filled with over 100 yummy fat-burning meals, like salmon and capers, chocolate nut truffles and Chilli con Carne.
“It will help you not get bored or tired of the diet because of the great variety of recipes, which at the same time will give you more ideas, on how to include your own recipes to your diet rotation,” wrote one five-star commenter about Goggins and Matten’s follow-up to their 2016 book.