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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.
Why am I doing this anyway? Well, after the stressful PCS, hotel living for almost 2 months and eating out all meals, and just all around letting myself go – I have reached a weight that is unacceptable. The last time I was this weight I was about to give birth to my son. I don’t want to be obese – maybe I’ll never be a skinny girl, but there’s a weight that I feel healthier and more energetic at, and this is not it.
So starting January I started changing my habits. I am trying out Intermittent Fasting (aka skipping breakfast) and I’ve also been reducing how much carbs I eat. I still eat sushi, don’t get me wrong. But maybe I don’t need daily sandwiches or spaghetti, right? I’m trying to eat cleaner in general – salads and grilled meats have been our dinners mostly unless we eat out.
“Going without breakfast is part of intermittent fasting (IF), also called time-restricted feeding (TRF). IF is a pattern of food consumption that cycles between fasting and eating in specific time periods. There are various ways to do it; one of the most common is the 16/8 protocol, which involves 16 hours of fasting—typically done overnight—with an 8-hour window in which to eat each day.”
So far I’m down about 10 pounds, which is fantastic. But I need more to get healthier. I hate how much my body hurts every time I try to do something. Go for a hike with my family? Spend the next days being sore. Get up off the couch? Immediate hip pain. Chase after my preschooler? Well, no, I can’t. And I want to. So losing the extra pounds and eating better will help me have more energy and be able to keep up with my son.
Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy-to-follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings: Eating the majority of your calories at night.
We’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal.
So that’s why I wanted to try out this book. It aligns with what I’ve currently been doing. As well as the eat after 7 pm part that sold me – I mean, we usually don’t have dinner until 7 or later, depending on when my husband gets home from work. I also find the notion of being able to eat carbs and desserts and still burn fat refreshing, since every “rule” out there says otherwise.
“Always Eat After 7 pm is a three-phase program that teaches you how to lose big by strategically eating big when you are naturally hungriest—in the evening. This may sound too good to be true, but let me assure you it is no gimmick. It’s all about making strategic and smart food swaps, and you can still eat your favorite foods.”
Over the next month, I’ll be sharing my experience of the book and diet (and hopefully some awesome benefits!)
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.
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