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Episode 96: TOP 5 Reasons Your Reverse Diet Isn’t Working

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What’s in store for today’s episode?

In today’s episode, we will be discussing the five reasons why your reverse diet might not be working for you. I will walk you through the most common mistakes I have seen in my 12 years of experience with reverse dieting, tracking macros, and coaching. For each mistake, I will provide an alternative approach to help you get back on track and achieve success with your reverse diet.

Next, let’s talk about a healthy metabolism. Sustainable fat loss and food freedom are our next destinations on this journey. Before we dive in, I want to express my gratitude for your support. We are so close to reaching a hundred thousand downloads on this podcast episode, and I am incredibly excited. Your enthusiasm allows me to share my knowledge and educate you through this platform, which is something I truly enjoy. So thank you for showing up and allowing me to nerd out and teach you how to achieve true freedom and learn more about your body.

Now, let’s get into the meat of the episode. We will explore the five reasons why your reverse diet may not be working. First off, one of the most common mistakes is increasing your calories too rapidly or incorrectly adjusting your macros. I receive messages every day from people who have experienced weight gain during their reverse diet because they were increasing their calories by a hundred each week without considering other factors like weekly variables and biofeedback. If this sounds like you, take a deep breath and don’t panic. I will guide you on the proper way to adjust your macros during a reverse diet to avoid weight regain and truly heal your metabolism.

The second reason may surprise you. Using AI, such as chat GPT, to create your game plan. While AI can be useful in generating ideas, it cannot replace the guidance and support of a human coach who can understand your unique circumstances, past diet history, emotional eating patterns, and personal preferences. It’s important to use AI as a tool for ideas, but not rely on it for the exact game plan.

I want to highlight some important points about chat GPT. While it can provide a list of foods rich in vitamin C or other general information, it falls short when it comes to the specifics of reverse dieting. For example, suggesting a gradual calorie increase of 100-200 calories per week can lead to rapid fat gain instead of healing your metabolism. Customization is key, especially when it comes to protein, fat, and carb allocations. Generic recommendations may not suit your individual needs.

Being patient is crucial. Reverse dieting is a slow process that requires time and patience. It may take several weeks or even months to return to maintenance calories without gaining excess fat. Seeking professional guidance from a registered dietitian or nutritionist is highly recommended. They can provide personalized guidance and monitor your progress.

In conclusion, while AI can be a useful tool, it should not replace human guidance and support when it comes to reverse dieting. Take the time to understand your body’s unique needs and seek professional help if needed. Remember, patience is key on this journey towards a healthier metabolism and achieving your goals.

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