Singer Adele’s longtime trainer revealed what she is doing to lose weight. According recent reports, Adele has dropped about 30 pounds due to the so-called “Sirtfood Diet.”
“The Sirtfood Diet is all about losing weight and feeling fantastic through eating great-tasting food. It’s based on extensive research into the power of key plant foods, which when added to our diet turn on fat burning and improve wellbeing,” a source close to the singer, who recently signed a more than $100-million deal, told MailOnline.
Adele recently released a new music video on YouTube on May 22, which highlights the loss:
Another website captured her transformation, posting it on Twitter:
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The diet works by using everyday plant foods known as “sirtuin activators.”
According to a report from the Huffington Post, which talks about the program:
Sirtuins are a class of proteins that are important for regulating biological pathways which affect our health and weight.
The process clears out cellular waste and burns fat, Goggins and Matten told HuffPost UK Lifestyle. They added: “The outcome is a more energetic, leaner and healthier you.”
Some of the top Sirtfoods are kale, rocket, parsley, red onions, strawberries, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, cocoa, curry spices, green tea and coffee.
Others include buckwheat, capers, celery, chilli, medjool dates, red chicory, red wine, soy and turmeric.
Authors Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten are the creators of the diet and turned it into a book, “The Sirtfood Diet.”
Goggins and Matten told the website: “It’s about eating the foods you love, not cutting foods out or demonising whole food groups.”
“Forget calorie counting, forget low carb, forget low fat, and forget kooky food restrictions full stop. Dark chocolate, curry, and coffee are all very much on the menu, along with a bounty of other genuinely tasty foods.
“It’s a highly effective way of eating for people who enjoy food.”
Matten said that when he tested the plan on gym-goers, they lost about 7 pounds on average in the first seven days. Grace Fjeldberg, a registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic, told News.com.au: “The research is promising, and likely uncovers some of the mystery behind why plant-based diets are so beneficial.”
But she says that more research is needed.
“We’re all very unique, and what our bodies need is going to be very different,” added Fjeldberg.
Once upon a time, Adele spoke about getting in shape for her world tour: “I was trying to get some stamina…so I lost a bit of weight… not to be like a size zero or anything like that. I mainly moan. I’m not skipping to the [expletive] gym. I don’t enjoy it,” according to MailOnline.