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Episode 110: 4 Steps To START Your Reverse Diet

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What’s up? I feel like I’m all over the place today, but I’m super excited to record this podcast episode. As I was getting ready, I kept smelling this waxy burning smell, and I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Eventually, I realized that it was coming from a candle warmer that I had left on with the same wax for over a year and a half. Embarrassing, I know. But now that the wax debacle is solved, let’s dive into the four steps to start your reverse diet.

Step 0: Be prepared for a slow and steady change. It’s important to understand that quick fixes don’t work in the long term. Crash diets and instant results may seem appealing, but they often lead to weight regain and other issues. Take your time and focus on sustainable changes.

Step 1: Set the proper macros. Macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats) play a crucial role in your diet. It’s essential to calculate the right macros based on your metabolism and body. Avoid relying on random articles or social media posts for your macro goals.

Step 2: Hit your macro goals. Aim to consistently meet your macro targets six out of seven days a week. This allows for flexibility and the occasional free meal. Tracking your macros helps you reintroduce foods into your diet and promotes food freedom.

Step 3: Monitor and adjust. Regularly assess your progress and make necessary adjustments to your macros. This ensures that your diet aligns with your goals and metabolism.

Step 4: Seek support and guidance. Consider working with a coach or joining a program to receive expert advice and accountability. They can help you navigate real-world scenarios, such as eating out or traveling, while staying on track with your macros.

Remember, slow and steady wins the race when it comes to sustainable changes. Don’t fall for quick fixes and embrace the journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

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