Before you start the reverse diet protocol I will have calculated your deload intake which should have been applied for at least a week. I will then set you your starting macros and calorific intake for the reverse diet.
The purpose of reverse dieting is to slowly allow your body to begin to metabolise and utilise an increase of calories over time, to eventually get you back to a more maintainable / sustainable amount. This can be a slow process for most so you will need to be patient.
The most effective way to implement reverse dieting, based on my experience, is to increase your calorie intake by 5-10% every 2 weeks, using your set calorific intake that I will personally set. You will begin this process after your de-load week.
Gradually over the nest few weeks, you’ll be increasing your intake until you reach your original starting point and then beyond without gains in body fat.
If at any point you do find that your body fat has increased, then maybe you’ve gone past your threshold and need to drop the calorific intake back down again.
This is why I recommended that you continue to do a self review every 2 weeks. It serves as a great tool to monitor your changes, so you can manipulate and make tweaks to your diet when needed.