Reverse Dieting

Stesha Uncategorized

The problem with dieting all the damn time is that it eliminates your only leverage for a successful fat loss journey…your energy.
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Food is energy…if you have more food, the more awesome things you can do – like go on hikes, train like a badass, build muscle and a healthy metabolism, take your kids (or furbabies) on adventures, be spontaneous with your spouse…you know, the things that make life worth living…
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You might be wondering, but if I eat more, I’ll just gain weight…and I can’t gain any more weight in fact I need to lose some!
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Not so fast…your metabolism works like an investment fund – you put a small amount of money in NOW so you can take a larger chunk out LATER…
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The same concept with metabolism…you have to add calories back in (possibly gaining a couple pounds initially) so that you can cut calories out (resulting in a significant fat loss in return).
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We call this reverse dieting..building calories up to maintenance intake (or beyond) which allows an increase in metabolic rate, a higher focus on training & building muscle, & “doing awesome things” while staying relatively weight stable.
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In fact, the people that take their reverse diet seriously, pushing their calories as high as possible for as long as possible, have the best results both in the gym & then later in the cut phase…every single time.
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Again, you have to invest in your metabolism FIRST before you can ask it to give you fat loss LATER. You’ve got to “earn” the right to lose fat.
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The real issue is that people don’t understand what their REAL energy requirements are…they’ve been living a life of less food & more exercise for so long that they are fearful of trying anything different.
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And while I understand this takes a certain amount of faith & belief that your body will respond positively…I only hope that it becomes your new normal…
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Because rather than cuddling up to LESS every time you get scared when the scale is up, challenge yourself to BE MORE & DO MORE. If you do that you’ll never need to worry about another diet again… That’s the end game & that’s what we are here to help you achieve.
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