How long should a reverse diet take?
Reverse dieting typically involves increasing calorie intake by 50–100 calories per week above your baseline, which is the number of calories you’re currently consuming to maintain your weight. This period lasts 4–10 weeks, or until you reach your target, pre-diet intake.
Can you lose weight on a reverse diet?
Can you lose weight while reverse dieting? Yes. But it’s still always because increased “energy in” results in increased “energy out.” In our experience, reverse dieting can absolutely work—but not for everyone, in the same way, in all conditions, 100 percent of the time.
How many calories should I eat reverse dieting?
Reverse dieting will look different for everyone, but it usually involves adding 50–150 daily calories per week for around 4–10 weeks until you’ve reached your pre-diet calorie intake or other goal amount.