Reading this headline has probably left you wondering what on earth we’re talking about. If you want to lose weight you need to exercise more and eat less, right?
Well, there’s a way to lose weight without sacrificing your diet. In fact, eating more calories (strategically, might we add) can help you to hit those weight loss goals. On top of burning fat, this method enables you to maintain your goal weight too – something traditional dieting methods just don’t account for. They rely on you sticking to restrictive diets and intense fitness training, but this just isn’t a long-term solution for the majority of people.
But reverse dieting is different. Essentially a process of reprogramming the way your body interacts with the food you put into it, this method works with your body to maximize its ability to burn calories and help you lose weight. Want to know how, exactly? Keep reading and you’ll find out everything you need to know about this revolutionary approach to weight loss and management.
Reverse dieting: going against the grain
What we’ve been taught about weight loss is centered around calorie deficits. In other words, the fitness world tells us that if we want to lose weight, we need to reduce the amount of calories we put into our bodies. This sounds like it makes logical sense, but in reality, it does anything but that.
Our bodies need calories to survive. Through the food we eat, we’re able to convert calories into energy (known as the process of metabolism) – and this energy is vital for a range of bodily functions. From simple things like breathing to bigger processes like healing and fighting off infections and illnesses, energy is the thing that keeps us going.
So when we deprive our bodies of those vital calories, it goes into a natural survival mode and will begin storing fat reserves because of the drastic change in food availability. As a result, your metabolism slows down too, which directly hinders your body’s ability to burn calories.
Reverse dieting seeks to undo this damage and is focussed on boosting your metabolism. This level looks different to every individual, so it’s about working out what your body needs and then eating the right amount. Over time, your metabolism will increase and then your body will get better at burning calories – helping you to lose weight.
This process is all about getting your body working at its optimum performance level and giving you the tools to feel your best. When you reverse diet, you’ll feel the effect of so many benefits, including:
- increased energy levels
- liberation from diet culture
- the ability to eat what you want without worrying about putting on weight
- greater understanding of your body and its needs
So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your journey today by finding a reverse specialist.