This is the second post in a series of blog posts brought to you in partnership with 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 . Read the first one here: Always Eat After 7PM.
As I mentioned last week, I have 3 main goals for myself after reading this book:
- Lose weight. This is more about health and energy for me, and less about looks.
- Have more energy. I find myself not wanting to run around with my toddler son because I am always tired. Not out of shape physically, just plain tired.
- Be more mindful about when and what I am eating. There are times when I am craving something and don’t really know what it is. Or sometimes I eat a large, satisfying meal and then I am hungry again an hour later, craving something again.
That’s not how I want to be as I am getting older and nearing my 40s.
How this book is helping me meet my goals
Immediately after reading this book I started being more mindful about what I am eating.
I realized that I always eat breakfast first thing in the morning out of habit, not because I am hungry. Mostly because I always thought “if I don’t eat breakfast now, I’ll be STARVING by noon.”
But why not wait to eat breakfast until I was actually hungry? Or instead of a full breakfast, have a small snack later in the morning followed by a healthy lunch?
Reading about how intermittent fasting (IF) doesn’t have to be 18 hours of starvation was life-changing. Intermittent fasting can be 12-14 hours. Joel Marion says “as long as you’re fasting for at least 12 hours, you’re still within range of the health-improving and fat-burning results created by IF.”
Honestly, the word “fasting” sounds more harsh than it really is. I now eat a small breakfast after 10am, and there are days when I can absolutely skip it.
This is all thanks to a healthy, filling, balanced snack that I have in the evening.
Just like that, I am intermittent fasting.
This has made me more mindful about when I eat, why I am eating, and of course - what I am eating.
As a result, I am down 3 lbs the first week and I haven’t even fully immersed myself in the program yet. Of course, everyone’s results may vary.
So here’s the guy behind the beginning of my transformation: Joel Marion. Bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program.
Interview with Joel Marion
I was able to get the inside scoop on Joel and this book, so here are Joel’s answers to some questions you might have about the book and the diet:
How long did it take for you to develop the diet?
“It actually took several years of researching for me to discover the real science of eating late night. After a few years of tweaking and refining, I finally came up with a rapid fat loss solution that overcomes all the pitfalls of traditional diets.”
How difficult is the Always Eat After 7 PM plan to follow?
“It's not. And that's exactly why I wrote the book. While any diet is never truly easy, it can be more enjoyable and much easier to adhere to when you understand how Always Eat After 7pm works because it caters to our bodies natural instincts.”
I totally agree with this! As the book says, “the most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing your metabolism while putting you into ketosis.”
Join me in my journey!
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.