The principle, certainly not revolutionary, is to eat dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner . Not a real novelty, since we know how important it is not to skip the first meal of the day and give the body the calories necessary to work at its maximum.

Born out of a personal need of her creator,  Tricia Cunningham, a qualified nurse, who after two pregnancies was in a situation of not returning with too much weight that she could not take away, is based on the principle of increasing calorie intake by simply changing the order of the daily courses.

A random discovery that had managed to make Cunningham lose as much as 70 kilos.


The principles of this diet drawn up by Tricia Cunnigham in collaboration with the nutritionist Heidi Skolnik are collected in the book ” The Reverse Diet: Lose 20, 50, 100 Pounds or More by Eating Dinner for Breakfast and Breakfast for Dinner ” which has become a bible especially for athletes, who resort to the reverse diet to take in more calories to burn in periods of intense training.

Its effectiveness derives from the fact that reversing meals and then training does not lead to the problem of slowing down the metabolism , a way in which the body defends itself when it is put under physical effort or when it goes through periods of famine and prolonged fasting. The slowdown can be caused by a hormonal decompensation that can trigger hunger, difficulty in digestion and stalled weight.

diet scales measuring tape weight healthTHE RULES

You must start for breakfast with a protein meal, chicken, lean meats, fish etc with vegetables, continue with a light lunch, such as brown rice and fish, combined with water and lemon and end the evening with light foods, such as cereals and a drink, for example a cranberry juice or fruit juice, preferably without added sugar.


Torestart the metabolism which, especially after a low-calorie diet, could have been blocked causing difficulties in weight loss. How to do? Just getting the body used to consuming many calories, gradually and in a balanced way, better if under the supervision of a dietician or nutritionist, being careful not to overdo one day with carbohydrates and the other stay in abstinence, so as not to unbalance the insulin production, which among other things, is the hormone that stimulates the use of glucose for energy production.