Do reverse diets actually work?

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Post by Guest »

Has anyone on here heard of or tried a reverse diet? Or even know how to do one?

Post by Seth »

Reverse dieting is the process of slowly and carefully increasing your daily calorie intake by a small amount of calories to achieve a higher daily calorie intake without losing weight. The body is always trying to achieve homeostasis and thus hits certain barriers where even if you eat less, your body will burn less calories in response.

Typically it is done when you have cut your calories down so much that you are always hungry. To reverse this you increase your calorie intake by about 100-200 each week, closely monitoring how much weight you are gaining (You will obviously gain some weight). Eventually your body will try to achieve homeostasis, and start burning more calories throughout the day, meaning you will not gain weight, but be able to eat slightly more calories then before.

Post by Nick »

Its my main method when it comes to recomp, losing fat and building muscle.
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