What is reverse dieting ?
Reverse dieting involves slowly bringing food up over time in small increments after a period of low calories such as a contest prep, or continuous low calorie dieting, if it is done well enough it minimises the chance of fat gain. Its a method I use with a lot of the clients that come to me, as most people are actually undereating, not overeating believe it or not. We reverse diet to get them to drop weight (or atleast get them into a good position TO drop weight.. if you come to me on 1200 calories and doing cardio we don’t have anywhere to move🙅🏻), as well as bring food higher which helps mental health, hormones and just general happiness!
It has been about 5 weeks since my competition and one of my goals was to reverse diet well and not blow out (because 8 months of prepping, and 11kg down at the end was hard work that I am not willing to completely lose). Over 500 calories/day higher (in the 2000 cals now baby🤗) on next to no cardio now and only 1.5kg up since show week so I am VERY happy !
SO if you are a person that is perpetually dieting and having to get lower and lower, do more and more cardio, reverse dieting is probably an option you should look at to 1. actually get your metabolism working effectively again and 2. help your hormones and mental health out! Food is great, USE IT 🍏🍗🍔🥒🍆🍦🍅🍓🍪