Most diets fail. Even if fat loss is achieved, rebounds are commonplace, and permanent changes are elusive.
It’s a cruel trick of our physiology—fat loss itself sets us up for easy fat gain when we return to normal eating. However, with the right strategy, it’s possible to transition back to normal eating while staying lean.
Most diets fail and lead to fat rebound. The reason is that the post-diet period isn’t given enough consideration—people lose weight, then go straight back to how they ate before the diet, which is what got them fat in the first place.
Reverse dieting is a great way to fix this situation. By using it you can keep your results and avoid becoming another diet-failure statistic.
In my most successful reverse dieting experiment I increased my food intake from 1900 Calories all the way up to 3000 with no fat gain.
Reverse dieting is possibly the single most important thing for permanent leanness. With my history of yo-yo dieting it really did change my life, and it’s now one of the key concepts in my whole approach to physical development.
But it’s not well-studied, so using it is a matter of experimentation. My own testing has shown a possible unpleasant surprise—a sort of metabolic whiplash if you will. In the following I’ll explain what it is and how to deal with it to avoid setbacks.