A long period of leaning out to bring the necessary physique for a competition can take its toll on both your body and psyche, and it’s easy to fall back into old eating patterns once you’ve achieved your fitness goal.
The rebound effect can be common among bodybuilding competitors, because months of dieting can often results in changes to how your body processes certain foods, sodium, caloric intake etc.
When coming off a competition diet it is common to have competitors eat far more than their body actually needs or can handle at the moment, which is why it’s not uncommon to gain all the weight back and more after a contest — in seemingly no time at all.
The trick is to have a Reverse Diet Plan in place, which involves slowly adding more quality calories to your program over a course of 2 to 4 weeks.
(We customize each plan depending on every individual client’s needs, which means some people may continue for a little longer than that.)