Sirtfood Diet: The Secret Behind Adele’s Drastic Weight Loss

Adele left fans — and let's be honest, the entire world — stunned when she stepped out looking like a toned version of herself. The gorgeous singer has praised the sirtfood diet, alongside regular exercises, for her remarkable achievement. However, unlike most people may think, the diet isn't too restrictive. Instead, it is enjoyable and allows for occasional treats.

By Cookist

Adele, and many other celebrities have endorsed the sirtfood diet, because it is not merely about losing weight but also about improving your general health and well-being, longevity and disease resistance.

What Are Sirtfoods? 

Sirtfoods are a group of nutrient rich foods that can stimulate sirtuins, which are the body’s skinny genes, just like fasting diets do. Unlike the fasting diets, however, sirtfoods won't cause you to lose muscle mass, or leave you antsy and constantly hungry.

Instead, constant consumption of sirtfood meals can reportedly help you lose weight, gain muscle, and even improve your general outlook on healthy eating and your life as a whole.


The top 20 most potent sirt foods are:

  • birds-eye chillies
  • buckwheat
  • capers
  • celery
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • green tea
  • kale
  • lovage
  • medjool dates
  • parsley
  • red chicory
  • red wine
  • rocket
  • soy
  • strawberries
  • turmeric
  • walnuts

Experts nutritionists Aiden Goggins and Glen Matten created the Sirtfood Diet so as to maximise the intake of Sirtfoods while also introducing a mild calorie restriction.

How Does The Sirtfood Diet Work?


The sirtfood diet is divided into 2 phases:

Phase 1

This is the 7-day "hyper success phase," which combines a Sirtfood-rich diet with moderate calorie restriction. During the first 3 days, your calorie intake is limited to 1,000 calories. The diet typically includes 3 Sirtfood-rich green juices and 1 Sirtfood-rich meal and 2 squares of dark chocolate.

During the remaining 4 days, the calorie intake is increased to 1, 500 calories and each day the diet comprises 2 Sirtfood-rich green juices and 2 Sirtfood-rich meals.

Note: no alcohol is allowed during phase 1. Instead, you are advised to drink water, tea, coffee or green tea.

Phase 2

The second phase is the 14-day "maintenance phase," where participants consolidate their weight loss without restricting calories. Although you don't have to keep to a calorie limit during this phase, your daily diet must include 3 Sirtfood-rich meals and 1 green juice, plus the option of 1 or 2  Sirtfood bite snacks, if needed.

Note: You are allowed to drink red wine during phase but it must be in moderation. Experts recommend about 2-3 glasses of red wine per week alongside other healthy fluids.

Important Sirtfood Recipes You Have To Try Out


Now that you have an overview of how this diet works, try some sirtfood recipes to kick-start your weight loss journey today!

Sirtfood Green Juice Recipe

Fluids are key to a successful sirtfood diet plan and this free juice is at the heart of it. The recipe is a combination of kale, rocket, parsley, celery, green apple, ginger, lemon and matcha green tea in a juicer — not a blender if you want best tasting results!

King Prawn Stir Fry with Buckwheat Noodles

Who said you can't enjoy stir fried noodles on a diet! This recipe is indulgent and will be your quick goto dinner every working day. Add your favorite spices to king prawns and mix into buckwheat noodles for a delightful meal.

Baked Potatoes with Spicy Chickpea Stew (Vegan)

This dish is not only rich in sirtuins, it is very filling. You can enjoy as is or pair it with a side of stir fried greens.

Kale and Red Onion Dhal with Buckwheat (Vegan)

This dish might be vegan but it's very satisfactory. The red onions lend a dash of sweetness to the other food items so you're sure to enjoy every bit of the meal.

Easy Peasy Chicken Curry

Chicken in a rich curry broth — sounds too good to be on a weight loss plan, right? But, the sirtfood permits you! Just make sure to enjoy the dish in moderate quantities.

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