You worked hard to get to the point where you are at now. You don’t want to throw it all down the drain now that you have finally got to your goal weight. Its time to maintain your fit physique; with reverse dieting you can, and even eat more while you’re at it!
But what if you are still trying to lose that extra 5lbs to hit your goal weight, and you seemed to hit a plateau because haven't seen changes in 3 weeks? Reverse dieting is the answer to get you back on track!
Reverse dieting is for anybody who wants to eat more and lose more!
Reverse dieting is simple. Eat your food backwards. Just kidding, it’s not that simple. It’s actually one of the very best ways to avoid the typical post-diet weight gain rebound. Reverse dieting is the period of time you take after a prolonged restricted diet to slowly rebuild and recover your metabolism. It is a process that allows the body to increase the rate at which it burns calories, while avoiding excess gain in body fat. You not only keep body fat off, but you even build lean muscle simultaneously. Almost sounds too good to be true, right?
More muscle, more food, more energy and more strength without the fat? What more can you ask for?
Okay, so you just finished your 4 week bikini body program and you are exactly where you want to be, so you decide to celebrate with your favorite “cheat meal”, pizza. Maybe you practice some will power and only have two, okay maybe three slices. You feel okay, not too full just a little sluggish, but then you wake up the next day and your weight is up. Now, you think to yourself “what the heck, I might as well enjoy my favorite cereal, it can’t make things any worse, right”?
Then it begins. You find yourself consumed in every food that passes your eyes for the next couple weeks. When you go on a two week all you can eat binge after a diet, your body is in shock by the surplus in calories and holds on to them because it is expecting you to bring on another low calorie diet.
A few things may happen. You may notice you put on weight in a hurry-all of the sudden, even with that first cheat or victory meal. Why is this? You've hosed your metabolism on that diet! What's worse is if you start binging on more cheat foods post-diets without a plan.
This is what causes the rapid weight gain and potential metabolic damage. At this point your metabolism is shot and confused from being pulled in so many directions! The best way to reverse this confusion, is by slowly introducing calories back into your diet.
By controlling this process, you let your metabolism ignite again and your body starts to adjust to intaking more food. By adding a little extra calories to your meals each week, you are increasing the amount of food you can eat without your body getting shocked with excess food and storing large amounts of fat. All you need to do is bump up your macronutrients by a few grams of fats and carbohydrates every week, depending on your progress.
There is an art and science to reverse dieting. And if you want to take an easy approach, get a coach who can set you up on a program and help monitor your progress. This will maximize your result, and decrease the time it takes to have both an amazing body and metabolism to match.
Reverse dieting requires discipline, planning, and new skills to master your metabolism. If you put in the time and effort to kick start your metabolism, your body will thank you later!
FitBody Fusion offers coaching that specializes in this new method for weight loss. Our professional coaches are well versed in our unique E.P.A.T philosophy. Get a risk free consultation and see what we’re all about.