When should you end your reverse diet? This is a common question for a lot of reverse dieters. You start your reverse, you see progress, but how long do you continue to add calories to your diet? Read on for some things to consider when considering to end or prolong your reverse diet.
When should you end your reverse diet?
Here are few ways to know whether you should end your reverse diet or continue on…
1. You’re comfortable with the amount of food that you’re eating. Basically, you decide when it’s time to end your reverse. Maybe you’re eating 400+ calories more than you were previously and you feel satisfied, energetic, and happy? Maybe you’ve seen lots of improvement via biofeedback. Remember: you want to push the limits of your caloric intake, so don’t be afraid to max out your metabolism!
2. You reach your total TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). Take a look at your TDEEs and access where your current intake falls versus those estimates. You might want to keep pushing the envelope with daily calorie intake or maybe you’re content with how much you’re consuming.
3. Your weight gain becomes consistent. As you reverse diet, you will very likely get to a point where you start to gain some weight. At first, weight gain will likely fluctuate—you’ll gain a little weight one week, none the next, lose some one week, and gain even more weight the following week. It’s really nothing to worry about – don’t panic! It can take some time for your metabolism to adjust to the increased calories and start burning through fuel faster. Basically, it’s totally normal and what should be expected from a reverse diet. Inconsistent weight gain followed by some weight plateaus is a good sign that your body is continuing to adjust to higher calories. This is what you want to happen!
At the end of the day, when you decide to end your reverse diet is totally up to you. Take these few things into account, pay attention to biofeedback, and decide if you’re happy with where you’re at because this is your maintenance. Congrats!! And maintenance is THE BEST place to be!
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