The author of this book, Tricia Cunningham, was able to lose 172 pounds in 9 months by simply switching dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.
Book is written with assistance of a nutritionist Heidi Skolnik to detail a lifestyle that involves having a larger meal at the beginning of the day and then smaller meals and snacks as needed in the later part of the day.
This diet claims that by switching the majority of your calories to breakfast this will significantly change the way that your body uses calories. Eating a Breakfast that is actually Dinner provides you with an entire day where you are active and buring calories, by the time you get to eating Dinner (Breakfast), you are tiresd and the lack of movement does not burn calories.
Dieters are advised to never skip breakfast and to eat a medium sized lunch and a small dinner and to only eat when hungry (apart from the mandatory breakfast). If feeling full before the end of the meal the leftovers should be saved to snack on for later.
There are three phases to The Reverse Diet:
Phase 1 – Weight Loss
Phase 2 – Stabilizing the loss and the introduction of your former foods
Phase 3 – Maintaining your goals and utilizing your knowledge
What you can eat:
All vegetables, fresh and frozen, including potatoes
Extra virgin olive oil (the darker, the better)
All seafood, chicken and turkey
All berries, peaches, pineapple, apples, grapes and plums
Fat-free sour cream, salad dressing and skim milk
GARLIC, GARLIC, GARLIC
All spices, excluding salt, read your labels!
Post Shredded Wheat and Bran
Uncooked Old Fashion Oatmeal
Red meat and pasta, in moderation and small portions
Salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated beverages.
Eat a BIG breakfast.
If you don't normally eat breakfast, take tonight's dinner and put it in the refrigerator and have your breakfast for dinner. This will jump-start your metabolism so fast, you'll be running to the scale!
Never skip breakfast.
Don't overeat. Save leftovers for snacks.
Eat a medium lunch and small dinner. You do not need to fill up at the end of the day.
Use water, margarine, olive oil or orange juice when preparing meat.
Drink two glasses of hot lemon water per day - Sunshine Tea.
Drink when you're thirsty. Don't force eight to 10 glasses of water per day.
Eat when you're hungry
***** CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY DIET****