Episode 4: Reverse Dieting

SHOW NOTES: Episode 4

Reverse Dieting. This is an uncommon term but it is so important. I am so excited to dive into this topic because this is how I help most of my clients when we start working together. 

Reverse dieting is often referred to as the diet after the diet. It is a way to gradually increase calories over a few weeks or months to allow you to eat more food after you’ve been restricting calories or not eating enough. It increases your metabolism and prevents fat gain.

I know what you are thinking — wait, Rachel…eat more?! Yes!

When we go through restrictive periods, this is where we see weight loss plateaus. When you decrease your calories and can’t anymore, your body stalls out. When we limit the amount of fuel we are taking in, we experience hormone changes and this is where our bodies will start to suppress or release hormones to increase hunger and push us to eat more. Your body is literally saying “feed me!” This even causes your digestion to slow down to absorb nutrients and calories. Our resting metabolic rate decrease which causes our bodies to redirect all focused energy on vital organs to keep us alive. This is why you will often see brittle nails and hair loss. Your body is focused on keeping you alive, not thriving. Your energy will also deplete.

The good news is you don’t have to stay there.

If you want to eat more without gaining weight or are someone who has been dieting for a long time and you’re ready to maintain your current level of body fat, then the reverse diet method is right for you.

The hardest part is the mindset. We have been told to restrict and over-exercise and this is simply not how God intended us to be. God created your body to work for you and not against you. Guel your body properly, take care of it, and it will respond. 

If you are in a weight loss plateau and feel like you can’t restrict anymore – book a call with me and let’s chat more about. It. I’d love to help you learn how you can actually eat more (fueling your body properly) and not rely on a restrictive lifestyle.

Thank you for tuning in! I hope this episode helped you. I’d love to chat more about it on Instagram (@rachelmeigsking)!


  • Reverse dieting
  • How you can actually eat more and lose weight 
  • Properly fueling your body



Feed Yourself: Healthy Habits for the Mind, Body, & Soul is all about learning the key components of overall health based on Biblical principles. When most people think about getting in shape and becoming “healthy”, they immediately think about their physical health: losing weight, making exercise a priority, possessing flexibility and endurance, and remaining disease free. But Scripture makes it clear that physical wellness is not the only area that impacts health. In order to be TRULY healthy, we have to focus on four areas: spiritual health, emotional health, mental health, and physical health. 

This podcast dives deep into the tools and head knowledge you will need in order to create lasting results, but it also looks at the element that truly ties it all together – the heart knowledge that incorporates faith in God in this area of our lives and how to apply it when things get tough (and they will!).

I wanted to create a space to let you know you are never alone on this journey. Through years of experience in doing everything the WRONG way, I am here to share my journey of getting healthy from the inside out – ditching the restriction and diet culture and truly learning to treat my body as the temple God intended it to be. 

Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I discuss healthy habits to incorporate in your daily life to propel you forward and FEED YOURSELF on your journey to health in all areas: mind, body, and soul!