Don't change what you eat – still lose weight? It sounds too good to be true, but it is a concept behind reverse eating.
You should lose about a kilogram a week with a simple conversion. Stars like Kim Kardashian are reportedly already swearing at it.
By the way, the term reverse diet means two different approaches. While one thing discussed in this article is a change to classic meals, the other idea is to eat more and lose weight by slowly introducing metabolism to a higher energy intake.
This is how the reverse diet works after Tricia Cunningham
It's actually very simple to explain the reverse diet: everything is the other way around.
For breakfast, it is meat or fish – anything that might otherwise be on the dinner table. In the evening you will be served porridge, integral bread or scrambled eggs.
This turnaround consumes most of your daily calories in the morning. It gives you more time to burn the calories you ingested, highlighting the method lovers.
The diet should therefore bring the metabolism particularly well.
The diet was celebrated by American Tricia Cunningham. She lost 78 pounds in nine months and wrote down her success story with nutritionist Heidi Skolnik in The Reverse Diet.
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You have to pay attention to the reverse diet
As much as it sounds – and as many reverse diet followers demonstrate their accomplishments on social media – even this diet will not succeed without a more general lifestyle change.
For example, to consume as little industrially processed food as possible, it is important to consciously feed yourself.
In addition, sugary soft drinks, alcohol and extremely salty foods during the diet are taboo, the book's authors point out.
Also, exercise and sports should not be neglected. Anyone who wants to lose weight in the long run and healthy should pay attention to enough exercise.
FIT FOR FUN conclusion on reverse diet
To whom does the reverse diet make sense? Is Diet Dangerous? FIT FOR FUN Nutritionist Andra Schmidt estimates the reverse diet as follows:
"The reverse diet is especially recommended for people who have had a heavy calorie deficit over a long period of time – for example, only 1,200 calories are consumed daily, although total sales are 2,300. In this deficit, metabolism has slowed with certainty.
To avoid the yo-yo effect, a periodic diet over time is recommended – but with a focus on gradually increasing calories to optimize overall sales.
It is advised that you always be careful to eat naturally without finished products, sugary foods and alcohol. This avoids the activation and renewal of old fat cells. In addition, metabolism is slowly getting used to a greater energy supply and improving.
Whether you absolutely have to start with meat and fish in the day is up to you. In principle, this depends on the distribution of the three macronutrients of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats and whether the basic and total sales are met. Protein and fat definitely keep you full longer, maintaining your blood sugar while encouraging muscle definition. "