What Is Sirtfood Diet And Its Effect On Weight Loss?
Weight loss is such a trend these days, new diets doing rounds, every week. One such is the Sirt food diet that is gathering some popularity of amongst the Europeans. The diet is gaining popularity as it does not restrain you from having chocolate or wine.
The inventors of the diet plan have claimed that the diet could actually improve the metabolism, ergo catalyses the weight loss and also improves health.
What is the Sirtfood Diet?
This diet plan has been put forward by two nutritionists. They claim to turn on the skinny gene in our body, via the diet.
Before we dig deeper into the diet, we must get hold of certain basics.
There is a group of seven proteins present in our body, which are known as sirtuins. These are responsible for several prime functions such as metabolism, etc. The food items that increase the amount of these proteins in our body are known as sirt food.
Top 10 Sirt Foods
- arugula (rocket)
- bird’s eye chilli
- red wine
The diet plan includes these sirtfoods, keeping into consideration, the calorie restriction.
Sirtfood Diet Review
For almost a week, a group of people were made to follow the diet plan and exercise. At the end of the week, they lost almost 6-7 pounds.
The reasons why researchers do not seem very much impressed are two.
- This kind of weight loss could be achieved even if you restrict your calorie intake to 1000cal and exercise daily.
- Such fast weight loss isn’t beneficial.
When there is a lack of calories, the body starts consuming energy from the glycogen and fat stored in the body. Thus, you might lose weight fast initially. But once the body receives the nutrition, it replenishes the stored glycogen, therefore, increasing the weight.
How To Follow Sirtfood Diet
The diet includes 2 phases that have a span of 3 weeks.
There are various interesting re that you could include in your meals. You could try the Sirt food green juice:
- 75 grams (2.5 ounces) kale
- 30 grams (1 ounce) arugula (rocket)
- 5 grams parsley
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 cm (0.5 inches) ginger
- half a green apple
- half a lemon
- half a teaspoon matcha green tea
The first phase lasts a week and follows a calorie restriction of 1000cal. It is the phase in which you consume green juice in large amount and accounts for your weight loss
The second phase lasts for 2 weeks and accounts for maintenance of the weight loss.
Side effects of Sirtfood Diet
Shifting to such slow calorie consumption could be dangerous for people suffering from diabetes and various other diseases. It might hinder their blood sugar levels.
Consuming green juice only could lower your fibre content, making you feel hungry all the time.
The diet plan does include healthy food, but not healthy food habits.