Let’s take a curious approach: The headlines on this diet are pretty catchy but with any new diet getting a lot of media attention, it’s always important to do your research.
Simply stated, this diet is centered around calorie restriction. The authors of the book claim it can help you shed seven pounds in one week. But as you know, claims like this come at a very restricted price. Because 7lbs in one week is NOT a safe rate of weight loss and if this is true, most of that weight is water weight.
Break it Down:
- During the first three days, dieters consume just 1000 calories per day. (Note: This is not sufficient enough to fuel an adult human or provide you with all your micronutrient needs.)
- For the next four days, dieters consume 1500 calories, mostly divided amongst two meals.
What’s also appealing about this diet is the book behind it claims that eating foods high in sirtuins (proteins that regulate cellular health and what this diet encourages you to eat foods high in) can turn on your “skinny gene”.
There is ZERO evidence to support that the Sirtfood Diet results in *sustainable* weight loss, turns on a “skinny gene” or is any different than every other calorie restricted diet out there.
With any new, tempting diet making headlines, it’s important to do your research behind these claims.
More than anything, it’s paramount you give your body what it needs to live a happily nourished and joyful life.
If you’re curious like I was, these are a few foods high in sirtuins (from a quick google search):
* Dark chocolate
* Medjool dates
These are all amazing foods that can be incorporated into a whole food plant-based diet that does NOT require so much calorie restriction.
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