What is Reverse Dieting?
First, the name “Reverse Dieting” probably sounds exciting… especially to someone ‘coming off’ a diet.
But it’s probably misleading.
Now, we don’t like to call any plan for weight loss a diet that includes an ‘end date’.
This should be a lifestyle change.
But we aren’t talking about THAT kind of ‘diet’. We’re talking about a specific and strict one you might be on for a competition or something your doctor or trainer put you on to get rid of those last few pounds.
Once you get there—and you reach your goal, you might think PIZZA and PANCAKES! But, your body won’t be able to handle it.
Additionally, you’ll just add back the pounds and then some.
Enter: Reverse Dieting.
What is Reverse Dieting?
Reverse dieting is a method to ‘reset’ your metabolism after a strict diet. The reason you want to reset your metabolism is because during your strict diet, your body adapts to lower intake and your metabolism slows down. In other words, you don’t need as much food.
You can imagine what havoc too many carbs and sugar might have on your slow metabolism?
You’ll gain weight back with a vengeance.
So, reverse dieting is a controlled way to reset your body’s metabolism so you can eat ‘normally’ again.
Reverse dieting requires you to slowly add calories back into your diet over time. So if your diet took you down to 1,200 calories, but you’re targeting 2,000 calories a day normally, you have to slowly make your way back to that goal and avoid fat storage.
The method is quite simple. Add between 100 and 200 calories per week for 2-4 weeks at a time. Then add another 100-200 calories per week. It would take a couple months to reach that 2,000 calorie mark without fat gains.
Pros and Cons of Reverse Dieting
You know how hard it was to lose the weight. Well, unfortunately it’s not as hard to put it back on. Reverse dieting helps you keep the weight off.
Reverse dieting is the solution to weight regain. Period.
Reverse dieting keeps you aware. A lot of weight loss failure is due to loss of control. Reverse dieting keeps you aware and accountable so you don’t make the mistake of overeating which leads to the dreaded regain and then some.
It takes a while. As outlined, you could be waiting a couple months before you’re back to your targeted caloric intake.
When you go on a restrictive diet, it’s hard to continue to restrict yourself when you’ve reached goal.
While it can keep you accountable, it’s tedious to track everything. (But you should be used to it by now if you were on the restrictive diet beforehand.)
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