Should You Reverse Diet?May 04, 2020
I've covered the effects of dieting and the importance of reverse dieting
But how do you know if you’re a good candidate for reverse dieting?
𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 — know that you don’t have to be a bodybuilding competitor, be extremely lean or have tons of muscle mass to benefit from a reverse diet.
𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 — take this quiz ⤵️
1️⃣ Do you feel like you’re alwayssss dieting and not really seeing much change?
2️⃣ Have you lost some weight, but for a while now you’ve been plateaued despite low calories and increased exercise?
3️⃣ Do you find yourself “not that hungry”, even though your calories are low (that damn 1200 number comes to mind here)?
4️⃣ Have you stopped seeing performance improvements in strength or endurance?
5️⃣ Do you feel your physique is at the *skinny fat* stage (not high body weight, but high body fat & not much muscle mass) and you want to look more *toned*?
6️⃣ Are you are often fatigued, more sore, experiencing aches and maybe just overall “blah”?
7️⃣ Do you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep?
8️⃣ Has your period gotten shorter/spotty or disappeared altogether?
9️⃣ Do you have to rely on cardio many times per week to maintain your weight?
🔟 Have you ever not focused on getting smaller and instead building strength and/or finding your true, healthy maintenance?
If you answered ✔️YES to at least 6 out of 10 of the above questions, you’re likely a good reverse diet candidate.
𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: Of course there’s no perfect quiz to determine what you/your body needs. Self-experiment, hire a GOOD coach, learn about yourself and learn about how dieting affects the body + the purpose of reverse dieting (e.g. my previous posts)
But the above questions are based on what I’ve seen from the 100s of clients I’ve worked with over the years, and reverse dieting did both their BODIES AND MINDS some good.
🗣 Fellow coaches - what would you add to the quiz?
💭 Questions about your situation or reverse dieting??