Lesson learned ;)


So after this drastic cut I did for my photo shoot, I’m paying the consequences of going way too low on calories. Luckily, the restriction didn’t last too long, but I’m still gonna have to do some “reverse dieting”. I’m learning so much about the dangers of going too long for a prolonged
period of time and let me tell ya, it backfires, it’s not worth it. Of course we all have a certain goal, a magical number we want to hit for some event or vacation, but the trick here is being patient, the longer it takes and the more steady the better. After all, this is not a race, it’s a journey with no end.
Well as for me, live and learn, I think we have to go through experiences if we want to learn and help others when they are struggling or need answers. Lessons learned here :
1-Don’t ever go below 1400-1500 kcal while cutting, and don cut for too long!
2-Reverse diet when you are done with your short cut.
3-Don’t limit too much the variety of foods you eat, or you’ll create awful
cravings and binge really bad on the weekend.

Researching about this I came across a lot of great articles about metabolic damage and too low calories diets, make sure to read up and analyze where you are at. Remember that your body is gonna get used to whatever calorie intake you are at after a while, so if you are low in the 1200’s and you wanna loose more weight, what’s next!!!?? Starve your self?? NO! Don’t go there!
There’s a lot of ways to bring your metabolism back up so you can maintain or loose at a much better and logical number.
I’ll post a few articles I like about this subject in my next post πŸ˜‰


5 thoughts on “Lesson learned ;)

    • Reverse dieting is basically going back to maintenance calories slowly after you have been dieting in a calories deficit for a while, you do it slowly to minimize weight gain. For ex, if you have been dieting at 1300-1400 cals a day for a while and you hit a plateau or u reach your goal weight but want to be able to eat more calories (maintenance) if you do it right away, you’ll gain weight, so you slowly increase 100 calories a days for a couple of weeks or 1 week, and then another 100 the following weeks until you reach a healthy calorie intake for your weight and height. Google it πŸ™‚ there’s tons of great articles on it if you have more questions πŸ˜‰

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