Last updated on Oct 26th, 2020 at 07:42 am

People all over the world are still in awe of musician Adele’s incredible weight loss

The singer recently posted photos of herself celebrating fellow musician Beyoncé’s visual film, Black is King.

Adele first stunned fans with her new slimmer look in May and caught many by surprise with how suddenly she seems to have melted off the pounds. According to several reports, the secret to Adele’s amazing weight loss is the new and still very experimental Sirtfood diet.

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What is the Sirtfood diet?

The Sirtfood diet is a relatively new programme founded in 2016. According to the founders of the Sirtfood diet, Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, Sirtfoods are foods that are rich in Sirtuins. They protect the body on a cellular level, prevent cell damage and death. In this way, Sirtfoods are said to prevent inflammation, regulate the metabolism and slow the process of ageing.

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Supporters of the Sirtfood diet claim you could lose up to 3kg of fat and only fat a week. The diet includes a list of Sirtfoods as well as strict calorie restrictions.

Chocolate and red wine made the list

The Sirtfoods list of approved foods isn’t as restrictive as most strict diets and even allows 85% cacao dark chocolate and red wine in moderation.

Some critics say the diet’s success is based solely on the exclusion of sugar and processed foods as well as calorie restrictions and not Sirtuins as the diet’s founders claim.

In Adele’s case, she also worked closely with a personal trainer, Pete Geracimo. Pete, who no longer trains the star, recently jumped to her defence on Instagram. He said he knew how hard she worked for her trimmer figure and said it was not at all a vanity project for Adele.

Related:Adele’s former trainer spills the tea on her unbelievable weight loss transformation

Are there risks?

While little is still known about the Sirfood diet, the rapid weight loss experienced by those who choose this lifestyle has given the health community cause for alarm.

Menshealth.com reported that the tight calorie restrictions meant people on the diet were eating too little which would be difficult to maintain long term. The article also claimed that depriving the body of food in the way the diet suggests could lead to headaches, nausea, dizziness, lack of mental focus and increase the likely hood of binge eating.