Reverse Dieting?

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    Reverse Dieting?

    Hi Bees. I haven't been active on the Hive in a while, hope you are all well.

    I wanted to ask about the concept of reverse dieting to raise one's metabolism. Does it work?

    I would love to eat more without gaining weight, it seems that some fine precision work (calorie increases with reverse dieting should be small as far as I can tell) is needed for that though, and I wanted to know if it's worth it?

    #2
    Short answer no, it doesn't raise your metabolism above normal.

    Long answer depends on how you look at it. The process can really go through and help people (especially people who have been in a deficit too long) figure where their actual maintenance calories are as well as balance hormones (which can help bring metabolism back to normal). It also has the plus side of helping you find a mild surplus which is good for growth without much fat storage. As you grow your metabolism increases (more of you to maintain) so you constantly have to find the new maintenance mark to re-enter the surplus.

    There is value to the process as it gives you good information and helps with keeping the hormones nice and happy. It does not artificially inflate the metabolism though.

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      #3
      Why not look at a food's caloric value? You can eat all the food you want if it has low calories, like celery, but you don't kick start your metabolism by eating all kinds of food.

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