Trendy Diet Encourages Drinking Wine and Eating Chocolate

Any diet that tells women to eat chocolate and chase it with wine certainly has our attention—and skeptical.The eating plan revolves around upping your intake of foods that are supposedly high in compounds called sirtuin activators, and promises to hack your body’s chemistry and help you lose weight. How exactly? Sirtuins are proteins that protect your body’s cells from dying or becoming inflamed and, according to proponents, when activated by these sirtfoods, they also increase your metabolism to help you shed pounds.
What’s on the Menu?
Apples, citrus fruits, parsley, capers, blueberries, green tea, soy, strawberries, turmeric, olive oil, red onion, arugula, kale, red wine, dark chocolate, and coffee are all fair game.Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t involve eating as much of those nutrient-packed foods ’til you’re stuffed. The diet breaks down into an aggressive two-phase approach. The initial phase lasts for one week and requires eating no more than 1,000 calories for three days, and then no more than 1,500 calories for the rest of the week. Meals include sirtfood green juices and one to two sirtfood-rich meals per day. The second phase lasts for 14 days to ease you into the long-term plan, which is to eat three sirtfood-rich meals and one sirtfood green juice per day.Does It Work?
Increasing your intake of foods like apples and kale is definitely a healthy way to lose weight, but the beginning phases of the sirtfood diet also make this a crash diet, and that’s something we are never going to get behind. And while you might shed some weight, it’s not likely that you’ll keep it off for long. You might even gain more back. When you restrict calories below 1,200 per day, you throw your body into starvation mode, slow your metabolism, and drop water weight and maybe even some muscle. Trying to live on liquids and one meal a day, even if it’s just for three days, isn’t healthy

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