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May 12

Adele shocks with incredible weight loss in new picture – how the star lost over 8st – Express

Adele posted a picture to her Instagram thanking friends for messages after she turned 32. The star looked noticeably slimmer, posing in a tight black dress with voluminous sleeves.

Adele's weight loss first came to light in 2019, after she started to look slimmer in rare snaps.

At Beyonce and Jay Z's 2020 Oscar's bash, an image appeared on the star looking much slimmer in a leopard print dress.

This London-based friend told the Sun: "Theres a lot to do with her weight loss that has really changed her life, but its so much more than that.

Shes had a lot of issues with confidence, self-esteem and a constant fear of being judged.

"Shes starting to feel proud of who she is and what shes achieved. She doesnt give a toss about hiding anymore.

"Shes a happy girl and shes embracing life big time.

A source told People magazine Adele ate a diet of 1,000 a day to slim down, and drank one cup of green juice a day.

It has also been said Adele has followed the Sirt diet, which encourages eating red wine and dark chocolate.

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May 12

Gaining weight during the lockdown? Here are some ways to get back in shape – YourStory

There are multiple reasons why people have gained weight during the lockdown. One reason is simply because it has been a sedentary time, without much movement. If you have been always on your feet and suddenly found yourself sitting at home all the time, you may have piled on some extra weight.

The second reason for weight gain is stress. The lockdown has been a stressful time for many people. Stress is linked to higher inflammation in the body and weight gain. In my case, adding extra pounds was mainly because I have had no access to many groceries. Since I had to rely on rice and local vegetables, and not as many proteins as I would have liked, there has been some weight gain.

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The first thing that you need to do is simply look at what has been your reason for weight gain through lockdown. If your reason has been the lack of movement, then you first need to bring that into perspective. I often see clients struggling with weight and getting frustrated because they are changing their diet, but they do not exercise even one day of the week. If your reason is similar, then you need to make sure that you sort that out first.

Meditation can be a stress buster

If your reason for weight gain has been stress, you need to calm down and improve your resilience. You need to support yourself through the tough times ahead. I know people who say that they cannot meditate. If you think the same, try some simple breathing exercises instead. Even just listening to music you love, and unwinding can help you destress.

Now when it comes to food, begin to look at what caused you to gain that weight. Stores have opened up, so you can buy the right kind of groceries. If your reason for weight gain was due to overeating, especially sweets, alcohol and fried foods, look at the present moment as a time to start cleaning up. Its a new phase and its in your hands.

Eat regular meals with some healthy snacks in between if you need to. These could include nuts and seeds, vegetable sticks and hummus, nut butter, fruit, avocado or even a smoothie. If you find yourself frequently hungry and craving food every couple of hours, it simply means that you do not have blood sugar balance. Without first restoring this, it will be challenging to try and lose weight.

Healthy food can help you lose weight

Increase the amount of healthy fats from avocados, nuts, seeds, ghee, coconut oil, coconut milk and olives, Increase high quality proteins from grass-fed meats, wild caught fish, free range eggs and lentils and beans. Fats are fantastic for satiety. The caveat is that you need to be able to digest fats.

If you find yourself having weight in the belly, it usually means that you have higher cortisol. In that case, work on your stress. If you have weight gain in your hips, then it might be due to estrogen dominance, in which case you should work on hormonal balance through stabilising blood sugar and eating more healthy fats. If you have weight gain in your upper arms, it might be because you have challenges with your lymphatic system, in which case you should work on having more movement and exercise. Swimming is fantastic as it moves the arms, which you can take up once the lockdown is over.

You have to be very cautious with this meal plan. If you find yourself getting headaches and feeling irritable, your blood sugar could be fluctuating too much to be ready for a day free of proteins and fats. If your diet is not optimal on other days, this can be detrimental as well, as you will miss an entire day of proteins and fats.

In ancient cultures, man had fasting and famine cycles, which is what many diets today are based on. If your diet is rich in protein, fats and non-starchy vegetables on most days, you will also benefit from a day of dry fasting. This just means that you have no water through the day and then break the fast towards dinner, first with water and then a light meal.

Finally, chuck the fried foods, alcohol and sweets for a while. Give yourself a realistic time frame to get back on track. Once you do that, you should be able to enjoy the occasional indulgence every now and then.

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May 12

I Started Adding Self-Care Items to My To-Do List, and It Changed My Life – POPSUGAR

I used to put a million things on my to-do list. As you can guess, most of the tasks on the list never got done because it was simply unrealistic. I'd wake up at the same time as my toddler, give him a bowl of fruit, and whip out my laptop so I could get to work. By 1 p.m., I was lackadaisical and disappointed at my lack of productivity.

That is until I realized I was doing my to-do list all wrong. Why? Because self-care was never anywhere on the list. When weighing which tasks took priority for the day, giving myself a scented bubble bath just didn't seem as important as meeting a stringent work deadline. That is, until I had an epiphany and realized self-care should take priority over every other task. I won't pretend this is a groundbreaking conclusion I came to on my own. Multiple self-care focused therapy sessions and a book titled High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard helped me change my life.

So, what does my to-do-list look like now? Instead of one long blurb of endless tasks, I take a unique approach. I break my list into four sections: self-care, work, family, and personal development. I also limit the number of tasks I can include in each section to two. This way, I'm setting realistic expectations, giving myself ample time to complete each task, and eliminating unnecessary pressure. It also helps me curb feelings of underachievement and guilt that creep in when I set unrealistic goals and don't meet them.

By including self-care on my list, I'm forced to consider my own needs. What will give me the physical energy I need to get through the day? How can I boost my focus and resilience? How can I raise my emotional frequency? What will give me the patience I need to balance parenting and working simultaneously? Ultimately, this approach forced me to explore what self-care means to me and what I'm doing when I feel at my best. I concluded healthy meals, physical activity, scented candles, and doing nothing for an hour a day were some of the best forms of self-care for me. That said, I don't advise blindly copying self-care ideas from other people. Remember your needs aren't the same as everyone else's, so it will take some reflection to find what works for you.

Over time, I've built a self-care routine that I stick to during the week. On the weekends, I'm spontaneous, as I have more free time and flexibility. From Monday to Friday, my self-care tasks include:

This holistic approach to self-care ensures I get a mental, physical, and emotional boost before I start my day. It also means I'm setting the tone of my day and not leaving it to circumstance.

You might wonder if it's possible to do all of this along with so many tasks to get through each day. Well, I once thought the same thing. But when I realized days devoid of self-care were less productive, unfulfilling, and stressful, I made time for it. Also, completing this list doesn't take me more than an hour. I do a 30-minute workout and then dedicate the other 30 minutes to reading a few pages of a book, meditating, journaling, and setting my intentions for the day. In terms of rest, I take a break during the late afternoon when I need it most.

Because I'm human, I leave room for imperfection and also allow flexibility. Sometimes I might do shorter workouts or journaling doesn't get done and that's OK, too. On those days, I do what I can, but I avoid skipping the entire list. That's all any of us can do.

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May 12

HAWTHORNE: What happens when we dont know what to do? – Summerland Review

I first asked the question, if we know what to do, then why dont we do it, and I introduced the idea of incorporating change management techniques into any plan for improving health, fitness and body composition. Understanding the components of behaviour change and knowing how to apply strategies based on that knowledge is critical to realizing the goal, but what happens when youre motivated, but you dont know what to do?

Realizing a goal to lose weight, reduce pain, or improve performance is dependent on two things: motivation and ability. Weve been exploring various components and techniques for behaviour change, looking at how to transform desires into the need take action and now its time to talk knowledge and ability and look at one of my favourite exercises, the push-up. But before we turn to the mechanics of a push-up, lets look at three of my guiding principles regarding exercise:

If its strength, muscular endurance, physique development, or rehabilitation, the training variables change.

Deliberate Practice. Based on the work of Dr. Anders Ericsson, a psychologist at the University of Florida, deliberate practice in its simplest form involves three things: setting very specific goals, immediate feedback, and focusing on technique before outcome.

Strength training is about adapting to stress, the activity has to be challenging, but not destructive, so its critical to find the correct starting point; we do that by modifying the activity to either increase or decrease the challenge and then as we adapt and grow stronger we increase the challenge.

In the videos below, I demonstrate a basic push-up, a regression making it easier, a progression- making it more challenging, and finally, some visual feedback I use to teach my football academy kids proper technique.

Lets break down the technique into essential components.

Hand placement I put my hands a little more than shoulder apart, for me, this represents where I would grip the bar on a flat bench press (my goal), and I screw them into the floor, this external rotation tightens and protects the shoulder joint.

Foot placement my feet are slightly apart, and my heels actively pushed together, engaging the glutes, which keeps my core tight and prevents my back from sagging or swaying.

Head position is really about maintaining body position over top of the hands. My head is forward of my hands.

If youre not strong enough to push off the toes, pushing off the knees is fine, but the mechanics are different, and if the goal is a proper push-up off the toes, the fastest way to get there is by focusing on the negative or eccentric phase of the repetition. Emphasizing the negative allows for both overload and proper mechanics.

Given our current situation, you may or may not have exercise equipment, and one of the simplest and most effective ways to increase the challenge (progression) is to increase the time under tension, the time your muscles spend working. Stopping at the bottom of the contraction and pausing for a count of 2-3 seconds improves both technique and strength.

The concepts of deliberate practice: very specific goals, providing or obtaining some form of immediate feedback, and valuing the technique before the outcome are fundamental to my training. These are the practices of elite performers, the best in the world and if it works for them, it works for us! One of the most common technical flaws regarding the push-up is the hand and head position. A specific goal for push-ups that focuses on proper form (technique) is ensuring the body is rigid, and the head positioned overtop the hands throughout the entire repetition.

Immediate feedback is effective because itswell immediate. When coaching effective exercise technique the goal with any form of feedback is to link the physical sensation to the feedback, and the faster that happens the better. In one on one training a lot of feedback will be verbal, or auditory, which is good, but even better is visual feedback. When we can see whats up and try to correct it immediately, improvements in developing that internal physical sensation associated with proper form are again a little bit faster.

Regardless of our current crisis, we need to provide ourselves feedback creatively. In the video, youll see I mark the floor with painters tape to give a target to both the hand and head placement. This ensures the body stays rigid and the exercise is most effective.

Now for the fun part, a game I like to call buzzwords to built like a brickhouse, every time you hear the phrase unprecedented times do ten push-ups. Stay safe, stay sane.


Sean Hawthorne is the owner and operator of OneLife Health and Wellness, Kelownas first and longest running private, personal training facility. While working in Dubai, UAE as a Contracts and Project Manager, Sean decided to leave his successful career in Civil Engineering Technology and pursue his passion for health, fitness and helping others achieve their goals. He returned to Canada in 2001, taking formal education in Exercise Science and starting his career in the field of health and fitness. Working in collaboration with their clients, Sean and his team of health and fitness professionals strive to continually improve their skills and to help everyone reach their goals.

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May 10

Weight Loss and Health: 7 Solutions You Do Not Want To Consider – Guardian Nigeria

Top three concerns for a lot of people, especially women have right now is weight gain and how it affects overall wellbeing and health. As the lockdown measures are gradually easing up, you are probably thinking of the best way to lose the extra kgs you added during the 6 weeks lockdown.

While you seek a solution, below are a list of seven methods you should not try:

First on the list is starvation

This is the first thing that crosses the mind is no food, no calories right? Well, that can be counterproductive as the body goes into full survival mode. It stores all the fat it can get and shuts down to conserve energy. It might look like youve lost a bit of weight, but you definitely cant sustain that for long and the health risks are in numbers too. Therefore, rule 101 to losing weight is EATING, by eating I mean eating healthy.

Slimming pills

You probably want to get a doctors prescription before using those. Side effects of this pill range from High blood pressure, diarrhoea, sleeplessness, kidney problems, and liver damage. Not to scare you but ingredients used in some of these pills do not have FDA approval. Coupled with underlying health issues, the pills can cause major health damage. If you most use these, please get a doctors prescription.

Tapeworm Diet

This one here is gross and not popular in this region, however, desperation can cause anything. This involves ingesting tapeworms that, in turn, digest 50% of the food you consume and you get a visible result in days while eating whatever you like.Now, the process of ingesting the tapeworm is what is creeping me out. You have to eat up rotten meat or even faeces that is infected with tapeworms. I should probably stop here; I trust Nigerians not to try this.

However, there are people who would go any length to lose weight, and obvious risk include infections and God knows what else. On a lighter note, there might be a less creepy way of ingesting the tapeworm, but you wont read that in this article. It defeats the purpose. Bye.

Slimming tea

I will tell you this one for free. Most of these slimming teas are a sham. You pay N10,000 for a slimming tea because a popular celeb is the brand ambassador and the customer care rep instructed you not to eat before noon and after 6 pm while using the tea and you think its working? The cause of your weight loss here is the intermittent fasting, not the tea. Next time you think of buying slimming teas, you probably buy almonds to munch on while on your intermittent fasting.

Purging or induced vomiting

Do I need to expatiate on this? Youll only lose water weight with this and after a day youre back to your round, surplus plummy self.Lets be serious, losing water weight is not worth all that purging and vomiting.

Fruit or juice fast

This diet method has proving to be very effective and you see the visible result within 10 days; however, it might not be the safest as the body might not get all the nutrient and calories it needs. This diet method needs to be properly researched to know what fruits to eat and what quantity and duration. It can be counter-productive if the body gives an impression of false weight loss.


Theres a debate on the health implications of a ketogenic diet. Even with its popularity, eating all that fat and no carb will definitely have its effects. My advice? See a nutritionist to know what is best for you.


Breatharian Diet:It is exactly what it sounds like, you eat air, breathe air and drink air. This is totally not related to Africans. It says something about being one with the universe and the only thing you need to survive is air. Guess what it sounds like to me, STARVATION.

The secret to weight loss is simple, a little dose of exercise, portion control, adequate rest, enough fluid and mindful eating.

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May 10

The Zone Diet is an anti-inflammatory diet designed to help you lose weight – Business Insider Australia

The Zone Diet is a meal plan where each meal is broken up so that it contains 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat. This differs from a traditional Western diet because youre eating slightly fewer carbs, more protein, and less fat.

The boost in protein and fewer carbs are meant to help you keep your blood sugar levels stable, reduce inflammation, and lose fat at the fastest possible rate, according to the diets proponents and founder Barry Sears.

However, some experts are sceptical of the Zone Diet. And while limiting carbs has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, theres no evidence that the Zone Diet, specifically, is superior to other fad diets.

The Zone Diet does not exclude any food groups. However, in order to burn fat as quickly as possible, proponents of the diet say that you must reduce inflammation throughout your body.

Therefore, the foods you should and should not eat are based on whether or not they may cause inflammation and blood sugar spikes.

The Zone diet offers an easy way to remember some of its rules like its hand method. The number 5 like the five fingers on your hand represents 3 meals a day, plus 2 snacks, and also reminds you never to go more than 5 hours in between meals.

The Zone diet also uses a block method to help you track which foods to eat and how much of each food. In this method, one block equals:

For each meal, the average woman needs to eat 3 blocks of her choice, while men need 4 blocks. Including 2 daily snacks, which is 1 block each, that equates to:

However, depending on your starting point, you may need more. To find out what your particular needs are, the Zone Diet website has a body fat calculator.

Theres nothing magical about the fact that this diet encourages primarily whole, less processed foods, says Lauren Harris-Pincus, a registered dietician and founder of Nutrition Starring YOU.

Harris-Pincus adds that any nutritious diet will lead to improvements in blood sugar and inflammation and may also help you lose weight. So, you dont have to follow the carbs-protein-fat ratio of the Zone Diet to achieve those results.

Its unlikely that following the diet would cause real harm, says Harris-Pincus, but the bans on certain foods dont seem to make sense health-wise.

Any diet that discourages consumption of foods known to be beneficial to human health concerns me, Harris-Pincus says, adding that the diet discourages eating many different fruits and whole grains, which as part of a balanced diet reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

There has been very little research on the Zone Diet, and the small studies that exist dont live up to all of the diets claims of improvements in blood sugar, reduced inflammation, or weight loss. For example, a small 3-week study from 2004 found that people on the Zone Diet showed no added improvement in blood sugar or weight reduction compared with people eating their regular diets.

Admittedly 3 weeks is a short time. However, two other studies found that people who were overweight who followed the Zone Diet for a year did not improve blood sugar levels and only led to only 3.5 pounds in weight loss.

If the Zone Diet fits with your lifestyle, there is no harm in trying it, says Harris-Pincus. However, you may want to alter the diet to leave in healthy carbs like whole grains and fruits or opt for a healthier eating plan thats actually recommended by experts like the DASH diet or Mediterranean diet.

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May 10

3 fitness lies that keep you from losing weight – NewsDio

Burning fat to achieve or maintain a healthy weight does not have to be complicated. Unfortunately, this is exactly the case, with many myths and fitness tips floating around the Internet causing unnecessary pain and frustration among many of you who want or plan to shed unwanted pounds. Now is the time to discredit these lies. Listed here are 3 fitness lies that keep you from losing weight this season, courtesy of Men & # 39; s Health: You Can't Add Muscle and Lose Weight According to the International Journal of Obesity, your muscles contribute a whopping 20 percent to your metabolic rate, while your fat mass uses 3 percent of your energy. All of this means that staying slim involves adding muscle through strength-building exercises. The metabolic rate, as defined in the second edition of the "Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition Sciences", is "the general rate of tissue oxidation of fuels by all organs of the body". The fuels mentioned are "carbohydrates, fats, proteins, alcohol, and minor dietary components" that are oxidized in the tissues, oxygen that is absorbed by the lungs, and burned end products such as carbon dioxide, water and urea. excreted by the lungs, urine, and skin. In other words, it determines how well fat is burned and protein is used, all of which can lead to weight loss, retention or gain, as well as muscle build-up. Some exercises to increase strength to gain muscle include weight lifting and exercises that use body weight as natural resistance, such as push-ups, sit-ups, and leg squats.Exchanging "bad" fats for "good""Most foods contain a mixture of both types (of fats)," said Steve Grant, a nutrition consultant. "It is not in one way or another." The "bad" saturated fat present in the rib eye steak contains about the same amount of calories as the healthiest salmon. Also, feta cheese is weighed lighter than walnuts. According to The Nutrition Source from Harvard University, saturated fats negatively affect health when consumed in excess, although not as much as trans fats, which are found mainly in processed foods. Foods that contain large amounts of saturated fat include red meat, butter, cheese, and ice cream. Saturated fat is also present in some plant-based fats like coconut oil and palm oil. On the other hand, "good" unsaturated fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) reduce the risk of disease. Foods rich in unsaturated fats include nuts, seeds, fish and vegetable oils such as olive, canola and sunflower oil. Carbohydrates are bad for you. You don't have to follow a minimal or no-carbohydrate diet to lose weight. Instead, it only points to one gram of carbs per pound of body weight in the hour after training. It is the optimal formula to store those grams as muscle and not as fat. Carbohydrates are broken down into blood sugar or glucose that your body feeds. However, while simple carbohydrates like those found in regular pasta and white bread tend to release glucose faster (which has a side effect of causing an increase in insulin levels, which is not a good thing if you have diabetes), complex carbohydrates like those found in green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, and brown rice break down slowly. For instant physical energy every day, simple carbohydrates should come in handy. If you want to lose a lot of pounds or maintain your weight, it is good to consume more sources of carbohydrates with high fiber content. Maintaining a stable weight is important to your health. Photo courtesy of Pixabay. (TagsToTranslate) 3 (t) fitness (t) lies (t) prevent (t) loss (t) weight (t) fitness lie (t) fitness lies (t) weight loss (t) weight loss lie (t) weight loss lies (t) weight loss tip (t) tip (t) tips (t) weight loss tips (t) weight loss (t) health (t) keep fit (t) fitness (t) fitness tip (t) fitness tips

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May 10

Meghan McCain Admits Her Worst Fear Right Now Is The Medias Reaction To Her Not Losing The Baby … – Celebrity Insider

On the newest episode of The View, Meghan McCain opened up about her biggest fear and its pretty surprising! According to the conservative pundit, the thing she fears most is receiving backlash over not shedding the baby weight fast enough after giving birth!

As you might know, Meghan is pregnant with her first baby and it so happened that the topic of discussion on The View earlier today was celebrity weight loss!

Whoopi Goldberg started the conversation focused on Adeles incredible transformation given the fact that the singer has dropped no less than 100 pounds.

The star just shared a picture from her birthday celebration in which she was showing off her new fit frame while wearing a little black dress that put her legs and tiny waist on display.

Whoopi argued that there is something about the reaction to Adeles weight that validates the fact that you need to be thin to be valued in this world. And it kind of confirms all of the fears women like me have that if only Id lose 30 something pounds maybe the media would love me more.

Meghan then shared her view on this, saying that: I was talking to my sister in law and was telling her that one of the weird parts about being pregnant during this pandemic is that the world does not get to see my body changing because you guys only see me from the waist up. And one of my biggest fears when we hope to come back to the show, is the medias reaction will be to the weight I gain being pregnant and then if I do not lose it fast enough.


She went on to stress once again that her worst fear at the moment is unrelated to the election or politics in general but rather how the media is going to react to her bodys transformation after having her baby.

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May 10

Laugh, and the world laughs with you | Local Business – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Turn on the TV too much and we will cease laughing, and laughing is critical for our physical and mental health especially now.


By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Laugh, and the world laughs with you,

Weep, and you weep alone,

For the brave old earth must borrow its mirth ;

It has trouble enough of its own.

Sing, and the hills will answer,

Sigh, it is lost on the air ;

The echoes redound to a joyful sound

And shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you,

Grieve, and they turn and go ;

They want full measure of all your pleasure,

But they do not want your woe.

Be glad, and your friends are many,

Be sad, and you lose them all ;

There are none to decline your nectared wine,

But alone you must drink life's gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded,

Fast, and the world goes by,

Forget and forgiveit helps you live,

But no man can help you die !

There is room in the halls of pleasure

For a long and lordly train,

But, one by one, we must all march on,

Through the narrow aisle of pain.

The Cleveland Citizen, Oct. 31, 1891

Can laughing help you lose weight?

I am sure you heard before of how much laughing is beneficial for you. It relives stress, lifts your mood and it even reduces chances of heart diseases. But did you know that laughing can also help you lose weight? It is true, laughing can actually help you lose a few kilos. Do you think you will ever diet again?

1. Laughing boosts metabolism.

Laughing allows the brain to release the beneficial chemicals into your body regularly. This will boost your metabolism, which in turn will burn calories, proving that laughing can help you lose weight.

2. It also tones your stomach.

Laughing is also a great way to strengthen the muscles of your stomach. As you laugh, the muscles in your stomach expand and contract fully, which is exactly what happens when you exercise your abs. So laughing can help you get a toned tummy.

3. Laughing is a great cardio workout.

Too lazy do some cardio? Just turn on a comedy show! Laughing will increase your heart rate and burn your fats in a way that is equivalent to an hour of walking.

4. It burns up to 40 calories.

According to studies, laughing for about 10-15 minutes can burn between 10-40 calories.

5. Laughing gives a chance for your face to workout.

When you laugh, your 15 facial muscles move, which means that laughing can even give your face a quick workout. This tones your face muscles, making them firm.

If you have been following a strict diet to try and lose weight, then try and add a daily dose of laughing to it. Watch a funny movie, or have some fun with your friends, because laughing is truly one of the most fun and easy ways that can help you lose weight.

Tune into this space next week for the research on the best medicine

Charlie Dexter is a professor of applied business emeritus at the UAF Community and Technical College. He can be reached at This column is brought to you as a public service by the UAF Department of Applied Business.

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May 7

Sirtfood diet: What you can eat on the diet behind Adeles weight loss – food list – Express

How to do the sirtfood diet

Though the diet is often hailed as easy to follow thanks to the fact it includes red wine and dark chocolate, its fairly strict in its guidelines.

The sirtfood plan relies on dieters restricting their calorie intake as well as eating a specific list of foods that are said to boost the metabolism.

The three-week plan involves an initial seven-day phase, followed by two weeks on phase two, AKA the maintenance phase.

One of the key components is a green juice which the founders call rocket fuel, which followers of the diet have to make up to three times a day.

Sirtfood green juice recipe

75 grams (2.5 oz) kale

30 grams (1 oz) arugula (rocket)

5 grams parsley

2 celery sticks

1 cm (0.5 in) ginger

half a green apple

half a lemon

half a teaspoon matcha green tea

Using a blender, juice all of the ingredients except for the green tea powder and lemon together, and pour them into a glass. Juice the lemon by hand, then stir both the lemon juice and green tea powder in.

This juice is important for phase one, which is designed to jump-start the weight loss. It involves restricting calories to just 1,000 a day (which is below the recommended daily intake).

Anyone following the plan would have three green juices per day plus one meal.

In the last three days of that initial week, the calorie intake increases to 1,500 a day, so you can add two more meals and have just two juices.

The recipes are all laid out in the official book, and include meals such as omelettes, salads and stir fries.

In phase two, dieters can then enjoy three sirtfood-rich meals and one sirtfood green juice a day, rather than watching the calorie count.

According to the founders, you should lose weight steadily throughout the plan.

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