Dr Layne Norton & Sohee Lee, Reverse Dieting eBook.pdf
What is Metabolic Adaptation?
In other words, the body is very, very pissed off.
Signs and symptoms of metabolic adaptation may include, but are not limited to:
»» Lack of energy
»» No enthusiasm for training
»» Inability to lose weight despite chronically low calories
»» Loss of menstruation (for females)
»» Underactive or nonfunctioning thyroid
We should note, additionally, that a mild degree of metabolic adaptation is normal in just about
any given fat loss process. This can be more or less expected in just about every instance.
The problem arises, however, when this metabolic adaptation is taken to the extreme, and
the individual begins to experience health complications.
What can we do, then?
The responsible thing to do is to make a concerted effort to minimize the impact. That’s
where reverse dieting comes into play.
Sohee Lee with Dr. Layne Norton