Put it in Reverse
When you think of losing body fat you usually think of low calories and avoiding the stuff you really want to eat. The problem with losing body fat is that you are in a caloric deficit for an extended period of time. When you are in a deficit for longer then 16 weeks your body begins to push back. In an effort to hang on to remaining fat stores, your body begins to slow down certain hormones that are related to weight loss such as T3 and Leptin. In addition to these hormones slowing down, your body slows down your metabolism. Most people believe that when they diet their metabolisms are faster, in reality your metabolism is slower.
What is the most common practice after finishing up your cut? You go out for a cheat meal; you binge out on items you have been craving since the start of your cut. The problem we now face is that now you are introducing a lot of calories back into your body. Your body is always in a state of homeostasis (your body is always trying to bring itself back to your body fat set point). Since you are introducing these calories your metabolism (which has slowed down since the start of your diet) is primed to put body fat back on. How do we combat this natural occurrence? Reverse dieting is the answer for you. Reverse dieting done correctly can help you maintain your newfound leanness and can help improve your metabolic capacity. Reverse dieting can help you not gain unwanted body fat.
Here are five reasons why reverse dieting will take your body to the next level.