Triggering your SIRT genes sparks a change in your metabolism that breaks down more fat cells. The activated SIRTs increase the amount of a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine, which is used by the nervous system as a signal to fat cells, telling them to break down fat. The signal telling the fat cell to convert fat to energy is stronger, increasing fat burning. This is the background to helping you lose weight with Sirtfoods. Foods that burn fat are the holy grail of weight-loss research and to lose weight with Sirtfoods is at the forefront of new research in this field.
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Drink green tea. Green tea combines SIRT activators and a (small) dose of caffeine. The caffeine enhances the effect of the SIRTs, meaning more fat is broken down.
There is a natural appetite suppressant effect when the body breaks down fat and the fat is converted into energy. This energy is used immediately by the body. This has a positive effect on how you feel, giving your energy levels a boost and decreasing the feelings of hunger.
Converting fat to muscle
Combining SIRTs with exercise boosts the fat-burning effect even further. If you exercise the energy released from fat cells is available for strengthening muscles.
In practice this means that if you follow the SIRTFOOD diet and exercise several times a week you will not only lose weight, but you will look and feel leaner as some of the weight has been converted into muscle.
For absolute peak fat-burning performance when exercising, drink two cups of green tea (for the SIRTs and the caffeine) within one hour before or after exercise.