5 Diets To Unlock Your Celebrity Bod
Source: i yunmai on Unsplash Choosing the right diet can feel like a bit of a gamble—should you pick a smoothie, or are you sticking to lean meats, or no meat at all? Or, is your idea of a perfect evening playing your favourite mobile casino game with a piece of chocolate and a glass of wine? If so, then you’ll be happy to hear that the Sirtfood diet lets you enjoy food while still slimming down…just ask Adele, whose recent transformation was thanks to this plan. Read on for more celebrity favourites.
1. The Sirtfood Diet
Source: Kristopher Harris from Charlotte NC (CC), Wikimedia Adele’s secret is, in fact, a bit of a secret—most people have never heard of the Sirtfood diet or the science behind it. Sirtfoods are foods that have high amounts of sirtuin activators, which are proteins that activate your metabolism, curb your appetite, and increase muscle tone while burning fat. A lot of sirtfoods are what we think of as health food, like kale and other greens. But it’s not all juice and salads. Chocolate, nuts, and wine have their place too, and with plenty of proteins like fish and chicken breast, you won’t feel too hungry while you watch the pounds fall off.
2. Intermittent Fasting
Source: Britt Bellamy (CC), Wikimedia Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston have intermittent fasting to thank for their enviable figures. The good news about intermittent fasting is that it isn’t what we’d usually think of as a “diet”. There aren’t forbidden foods or a set list of things you can eat. Intermittent fasting dieters hack their bodies’ calorie-burning and digestion mechanisms by changing their eating schedules instead of changing what they eat. Intermittent fasting does require a bit of planning and maybe some changes to your schedule, but it’s fairly flexible in terms of when you eat—just break your day into 8 hours of eating (for example, lunch at 12 and dinner at 8) and 16 hours of fasting (and you’ll probably sleep through half of it). You can also choose to fast for longer periods of time, like a whole day, to keep other days of the week “normal”. If you’re not looking to change what you eat but want to change your body, then intermittent fasting might be a good option.
3. The Keto Diet
Source: Bruce Thierry Cheung (CC), Wikimedia Stars like Halle Berry and Megan Fox won’t be caught eating any bagels—these fans of the keto diet stay slim by staying away from carbs. The Keto diet is similar to the famous Atkins diet, which reduces carb intake from grains, fruit, and other sugary foods, while increasing healthy fats. The idea is that if you eat a lot of fat and very few carbs, your body will have to burn fat for energy instead of carbs. Keto isn’t for the faint of heart, but the results are impressive, so it’s worth it for some. Plus, you can still eat beloved foods like eggs, bacon, and steak…but no toast and potatoes on the side.
4. The Dukan Diet
Source: tsaiproject (CC), Wikimedia Unlike Keto, the Dukan diet is all about protein. Also called the princess diet (and reportedly followed by Kate Middleton herself), this diet was created by Dr. Pierre Dukan. The diet starts with an “attack” phase where you eat only proteins, like meat, tofu, and eggs, which is followed by an easier maintenance stage that introduces more variety. There’s also a lot of oat bran, which the diet encourages for its health benefits.
5. The Paleo Diet
Source: Raph_PH (CC), Wikimedia The Paleo diet is all about eating like a prehistoric human, but it has modern fans like Jessica Biel and Miley Cyrus. It’s based on the idea that the human diet has strayed too far from what our ancestors ate, causing weight problems. If you’re on a paleo diet, you’ll think like a hunter-gatherer, eating fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and lean meats and fish. You’ll have to avoid any kind of processed foods, which can be inconvenient at first, but the Paleo diet still offers more variety than many others.