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I’m trying to get healthier, and I’m reading this book called Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.
Final thoughts about this diet
We’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the scientific research presented in this book shows us this does not have to be the rule.
“Research shows that the average person’s metabolic rate is no different during sleep than during the day. In short, your metabolism doesn’t slow down at night. Nor does your body store fat at the end of the day. Whether it’s 8 am or 8 pm, you use food for energy the same way.”
This is lovely news for those of us who want to eat differently than those myths we have been taught. Our family has late dinners because my husband usually gets home from work pretty late in the evening. We’re always eating after 7 pm, so the title of the book just really resonated with me.
“A research paper published in Sports Medicine in 2014 showed that people who eat the majority of their carbs at dinner actually sleep better. Carb-induced, quality sleep decreases cortisol (a fat-storing hormone) and ramps up the production of your sleep hormones, serotonin and melatonin. Restorative sleep increases fat-burning hormones—the main one being growth hormone—overnight.”
We know how important getting good sleep is for busy working moms. And we all know that we sleep better after a filling meal (hello Thanksgiving). So why not combine these facts and eat in such a way that we sleep better, and burn fat while we do that!
“Your brain will release the neurotransmitters and hormones that will help you regulate your hormones and burn more stored fat each day. You don’t have to be burdened with trying to eat every few hours. With intermittent fasting, dieting becomes much easier to adhere to and the benefits are remarkable.”
Now that things are returning more to an expected schedule with my husband returning to the office, I can follow this book’s plan better throughout the day, and enjoy our big family dinners as we love to do.
“One of the simplest 3-Minute Fat-Burning Morning Rituals, lemon water is a glass of water mixed with the juice of one half of a lemon. This drink provides all the benefits of regular drinking water, which supports weight loss, digestive health, physical performance, and cognitive function.”
I love following the 3-minute fat-burning morning ritual of the lemon water. It helps me wake up in the morning and makes my brain more alert while keeping me from wanting to munch on food while I’m not even hungry yet. Mindful eating is important on any journey to get healthier.
The Always Eat After 7 PM plan consists of The 14-day Acceleration Phase to kick-start the program and see rapid results, The Main Phase where you’ll learn exactly which foods to eat when in order to achieve your weight-loss goals, The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good.
Over this month, I’m sharing my experience with the book and diet.
See the first post: Always Eat After 7 PM: Why I chose this diet book
See the second post: Always Eat After 7 PM: Author interview and benefits
See the third post: Always Eat After 7 PM: goal setting & update
Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.
This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”.