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September 11, 2023 13 mins

“Think of reverse diet as your prep.” —Sharly Graham

Reverse dieting is a post-diet process where one gradually increases his/her calorie intake to avoid sudden weight gain while also optimizing metabolic health. But how does this fit into the bodybuilding journey? 

Consistent control of calorie intake and expenditure facilitates muscle growth and efficient fat loss— two key objectives in bodybuilding. Reverse dieting plays a vital role in both of these processes. 

In this episode, Sharly Graham teaches us a valuable lesson on determination, not rushing your growth, and sustaining your transformation. When Sharly noticed her weight gain, it was more than just the physical aspect that bothered her. Determined to make a change, she took the first steps toward her weight loss journey. As she saw the first visible signs of progress in her journey, Sharly decided to reward herself by taking part in her first-ever bodybuilding show. Eventually, her love for the sport went beyond simple participation. Six years into the sport, the sweat and strain of gym life and the thrill of competition completely enthralled her. 

Listen in as Sherrie and Sharly discuss the challenges and benefits of reverse dieting, finding the right bodybuilding category for you, balancing stress levels, understanding what your body truly needs, the pros and cons of prepping together with your significant other, and more!

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Episode Highlights:

01:58 From Weight Loss to Body Building

03:30 Switching Categories

06:38 Find the Right Coach

08:10 Your Real Competition 

10:18 Prep Together 

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