'Hunger, suffering and fainting': how a journalist lost weight on a diet that transformed singer Adele
The journalist tried a diet, thanks to which the singer Adele lost a lot of weight, and the challenge was not easy. The girl managed to see a quick result, but for this she had to sacrifice her energy and social life. And once even almost faint during training, writes Medialeaks.
Fans of the British singer Adele are accustomed to their favorite woman in body, but before Christmas, the 31-year-old star surprised (and upset) fans with a sharp weight loss. The celebrity has changed so much that people ceased to recognize it: a TV presenter from Poland, Kinga Rusin, who attended the Oscar after-party, admitted that she first mistook the musician for someone else, writes Metro. It’s easy to understand.
And although nutritionists do not approve of the pop star's weight loss methods, considering them hazardous to health, a journalist from London Rachel Martin decided to try to adhere to the singer's diet and training regime. She spoke about her experience in the February 3 edition of Body & Soul under the optimistic headline "I gave up my social life for Adele's sirtuin diet, and it wasn't worth it."
Rachel recalled that, according to the singer’s trainer, 90 percent of the celebs lost weight due to the aforementioned sirtuin diet. This relatively new way of eating helps to lose kilograms due to the fact that it supposedly activates special proteins - sirtuins, which, according to experts, protect body cells from stress, improve metabolism and slow down aging. It is assumed that by consuming foods that promote the production of such proteins, you can lose up to three kilograms per week, but still maintain muscle mass.
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Adele's diet consisted of several phases, Martin clarified. During the first person, for three days he should eat only 1000 kilocalories per day, and the diet should consist of one full dinner and cocktails made from green vegetables. All of the products, of course, must be sirtuin-producing. In the remaining four days, you need to increase your calorie intake to 1500, drinking two green smoothies and eating two full meals. The second phrase lasts two weeks, and, as Rachel writes, in her course you need to eat three times a day and in addition to this, consume vegetable juices.
The most difficult for the British expectedly were the first days.
Reader, I would like to tell you that after three days of drinking green smoothies and eating sirtuin food at the beginning of the diet, I felt cheerful and refreshingly easy, but, to be honest, it was the other way around. Sticking to 1000 calories a day is not easy, and when you want to function normally, perform work tasks, successfully manage your life and try to maintain some kind of appearance of social life, this is completely unrealistic.
On the very first day of the diet, Rachel nearly fainted while she was doing a burpy exercise. On the second day after work, she canceled the meeting with her friend, because she was too tired and hungry, and fell into bed at home. There was nothing to say about the gatherings in the cafe: even if the list of products for the sirtuin diet included not so few options (dark chocolate, buckwheat, cabbage, spinach, soy, onions, capers, etc.), the journalist could not find the right food on the menu.
However, there were no problems with cooking at home. When the second phase of the diet began, Martin found a lot of dishes that fit the diet: among them were cabbage salad with grilled fish or canned tuna, curry tofu with turmeric, and stewed vegetables in soy.
During the second phase, it was really not easy for me to stuff cocktails into myself, because three servings of food per day seemed to me sufficient.
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Martin followed a diet for two weeks - and the result was not long in coming. During the first week, she lost three kilograms, and then a few more in the following days. However, during the experiment, the girl constantly felt tired, hungry and, as the journalist's boyfriend thought, irritable.
I may have seen the result on the scales and a slightly flatter stomach, but at what cost? The numbers looked good, but I didn’t feel as great and I couldn’t do anything, but I noticed that the weight lost was mostly excess water. <…> I skipped social events or cut back on workouts that I usually enjoy because I didn't have the energy (or calories) left to do it.
At the same time, the girl assured: she had previously tried other diets that included starvation, but none of these dietary regimes had such a negative effect on her daily and social life.