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Reverse Dieting to Break Plateaus


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2014 -- Metabolism is something that can vary from person to person, but it’s an important part of weight loss and control. If struggling with plateaus after a period of success, one may be searching for a way to rev up their diet plan in order to get back on track. Reverse dieting may be one way to do that.

Reverse dieting can help restore metabolism back to a pre-weight loss level so we have more of a “base” to cut calories from. If we start weight loss from cutting from 2500 calories per day, we have a lot more room to work with than if we start off cutting from only 1800 calories per day. The body needs calories to function, and reducing too much can lead to plateaus or even weight gain.

In order to reverse diet, we need to start adding calories back into our daily consumption. An increase of 5 percent per week should give a person a good place to start, though the thought of adding in calories when trying to lose weight is enough to make a person cringe. If they’re already struggling with losing weight, why would they want to eat more?

With an increase in calories, motivation and energy return and workouts become fun again. Many experience a decrease in hunger, and the feeling of “restriction” that comes from extreme calorie cutting begins to fade. Surprisingly enough, this is when many find a break in their plateau and begin losing weight again.

The body needs calories to function and perform at optimum levels. And while a reduction in calories is necessary to lose weight, too much of a reduction can cause the body to shift into a “starvation” mode. This can not only result in a plateau, but also a loss of energy and mental focus and it can lead to other health issues.

True weight loss success comes from finding a way to steadily decrease unhealthy calorie intake while increasing activity. Once this balance has been achieved, the body will adjust and soon enough the pounds will fall off and muscle will increase.

About Expert Brand
Expert Performance is a vertically integrated manufacturer of Performance Apparel. We have been making products both domestically and overseas for more than twenty years. Expert has been a leading innovator in the design and development of smart fabric technology to create and manufacture fashionable, high quality, functional garments for the active lifestyle, athletic, and sportswear markets. Our line of basic and specialty products cater to the needs of distributors, decorators, and retailers. We are proud to offer profitable opportunities to you, our partner.

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