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The Backwards Diet: Eating Foods In Reverse Order

Tricia Cunningham was recently in the news for following something she calls the “Backwards Diet”.

Here's how the reverse diet works.

Supposedly, she started “eating backwards” 5 years ago and dropped from just under 300 lbs to just over 100 lbs — and has kept it off by continuing to eat this way.

Simply put, she reverses the order of what she eats: a heavy dinner for breakfast, regular meal for lunch, then a light breakfast for dinner. Make sense?


In theory, it makes perfect sense to me.

In practicality, it would never work in our house — Jim’s a “manly man” who wants his meat & potatoes (and plenty of ’em) for dinner… usually right before bed too!

Personally, I like the concept, but this is one time I’d have to go it alone. (I can usually get him to go the “low carb” or “low fat” route with me on occasion, but never would I be able to curb his appetite in the evening hours!

Highlights from the news:

  • 700 Club — a summary of her story
  • WizBang — some interesting controversy
  • Health News – how she did it


Check out this review of the Backwards Diet (aka The Reverse Diet).