aside Following a Diet? Wondering which is for you? I asked some diet following questions

Welcome to my honest discoveries of weight loss and maintaining weight for good health.  so far I have been telling my story of my fat discovery! I know! How did I not see it happening?  To my discovery that I personally cannot follow a plan, not where food is concerned so as time goes on I am sharing my findings and how I am losing weight by mindset.  Finally, I wrote about David Spencer who I interviewed on his HUGE weight loss and transformation of himself for the better, how and why. See the interview here 5 Ways to Get in Shape this Summer

Now I am looking at diets that others follow

Let’s start with Jackie Seymour

I asked

  1. What made you decide you want to lose weight? Really cross with how I looked and how many clothes I could no longer get in, also I needed to enter my weight on a form to go on a trailriding holiday.
  2. What were the first key things you did? Went on SIRT food diet.
  3. What made you fail? Have maintained 30lb weight loss over a year but got too complacent and started eating and drinking too much!
  4. If you lost weight then regained quickly, do you know why? My weight gain, fortunately only about 6lb was partly due to inactivity due to back problem and frozen shoulder – feeling sorry for myself and stuffing like mad.

nb. 30lbs is 13.6kg

So, I had to know what is this diet SIRT?

I had a look at an independent website rather than the one with the diet in it’s name.

I went to

Here is how they explain it.

It’s the latest diet craze everyone’s talking about, a diet rich in ‘sirtfoods’.  If you’re trying to lose some weight after Christmas you may have come across this new phenomenon.  According to researchers, these special foods work by activating specific proteins in the body called sirtuins.  Sirtuins are believed to protect cells in the body from dying when they are under stress and are thought to regulate inflammation, metabolism and the aging process.  Researchers also believe sirtuins influence the body’s ability to burn fat and boost metabolism, resulting in a seven pound weight loss a week while maintaining muscle.

The diet

So what are these magical ‘sirtfoods’?  The ten most common include:

  • Green Tea
  • Dark chocolate (that is at least 85 per cent cocoa)
  • Apples
  • Citrus fruits
  • Parsley
  • Turmeric
  • Kale
  • Blueberries
  • Capers
  • Red wine

The diet is a two phase approach; the initial phase lasts one week and involves restricting calories to 1000kcal for three days consuming three sirtfood green juices and one meal a day that is rich in sirtfoods.  The juices include kale, celery, rocket, parsley, green tea and lemon and meals include turkey escalope with sage, capers and parsley, chicken and kale curry and prawn stir fry with buckwheat noodles.  From days four to seven, intakes are increased to 1500kcal comprising of two sirtfood green juices and two sirtfood-rich meals a day.

The second phase is known as the maintenance phase which lasts 14 days where steady weight loss occurs.  The authors believe it’s a sustainable and realistic way to lose weight. However, focusing on weight loss is not what the diet is all about – it’s designed to be about eating the best foods nature has to offer.  Long term they recommend eating three balanced sirtfood rich meals a day along with one sirtfood green juice.

What are your thoughts?

Vicki Murray had a different technique

1.What made you decide you want to lose weight? Didn’t feel comfirtable in my own skin.

2.What were the first key things you did? Not to diet was key! If you deny yourself food you’ll be miserable and put weight back on. Have done hypnosis which has changed the way I eat without thinking about it.

3.What made you fail? Not this time – have lost 2 1/2 stones 

4.If you lost weight then regained quickly, do you know why? See above, if i wobble, i use hypnosis session

nb. 2.5 stone is 15.8kg

So what is weight loss hypnosis?

I quite liked this blog

The opening paragraph reads “Close your eyes. Imagine your food cravings floating away. Imagine a day of eating only what’s good for you. Imagine hypnosis actually helping you lose weight—because the news is: It does. Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain gives you ten hypnotic suggestions to try right now.”

Doesn’t that sound nice?

I also liked this

Who Should Try Hypnosis

Hypnosis is for anyone looking for a gentle way to lose weight and make healthy eating into a habit. One person it’s not for? Anyone interested in a quick fix. Reframing problematic thoughts about food takes time — Georgia says her hypnotherapist eight times over a year and it took a month before she started to notice a real change. “The weight dropped off slowly and surely, without huge changes to my lifestyle. I was still eating out numerous times a week, but often sending plates back with food on them! For the first time ever, I was really tasting my food, spending time to take in flavors and textures. Almost ironically, it was as if I had recommenced my love affair with food, only I was able to lose weight doing so,” she says, adding that in between appointments she worked hard to maintain her new healthy habits.” – source

Now, I have to admit I’m a little afraid of hypnosis so I am researching if I can do it myself.  It seems so.  Later i will watch this clip on youtube to start as I need to be in a safe place, like my bed before i start tricking my mind, who know where it could lead haha.  So this, I will give it a try, it sounds like it might be ok.  I will write my findings in a few days, hopefully a little lighter.  You Tube Weight Loss Hypnosis link

Let me know your thoughts and if you have tried or are doing something different.  Tomorrow I will continue with my mini interviews and researching.

Much Love

Karoline Simone


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