Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Always Eat After 7PM: Challenge Accepted

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This post is sponsored by Always Eat After 7PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks-While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion. All opinions expressed are my own.  Click here for full disclosure.

For the past few years (ok, my entire life), I have been on a mission to get healthy. I say "get healthy" instead of lose weight because while losing weight is always the best part, I started to have too many health scares pile up that I began to get concerned. My husband suffered a non-fatal heart attack a few years ago at just 36 and it ramped up my resolve to get better.

I began fairly simply and made a few small changes that ended up being the biggest changes. I decided that I was going to stop being my couch's best friend and get up and move more and I was only going to drink diet soda, if I drank any at all. THAT was hard only because I think I have more soda running through my veins than actual blood. I fully admit to being a full blown sodaholic. Since those seemed like the biggest hurdles to overtake, I wanted to start with them. That first month, just by doing that alone, I dropped 14 pounds!

As you can imagine, this rocketed my motivation straight up into deepest space and I can not even begin to tell you the new life it breathed into my soul! I began to really look into different diets and fitness routines and successfully shed 68 pounds. Not only did I lose that weight, I've kept it off for three years now.

Now that I am stuck just 20 pounds from my goal weight, I wanted to get a little tougher and push myself a little further and see if I can accomplish that goal I set for myself three years ago. I began looking into all sorts of different ways to do that and happened to come across the book Always Eat After 7PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, And Indulgent Snacks-While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.


This caught my attention because if there is one thing that I have always heard about dieting, it is that by no means do you feed your gremlin belly at night. This never worked for me as I am a notorious insomniac night owl so you can imagine my excitement when I came across this in the book:

       “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.” - Always Eat After 7PM, Joel Marion

It's like tackling two issues at once for me! So far, I have already learned that although we have been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed, the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal. Based on this 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. 

It's incredibly interesting so far and I am more than ready to get started! Once a week, I will be posting updates on how I'm progressing and I would love if you would join in with me! Here is a short video that can tell you more and I will see you next week!

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. 


15 comments:

  1. This sounds like a diet that I can follow. I do love my bedtime snacks

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  2. I can't wait to read this one! I've always been told that it's better not to eat too close to bed.

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    1. Same, that's why I wanted to give it a try, lol!

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  3. This is a unique fitness routine! I'd love to try this kind when I have the time.

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  4. I have seen posts about this book all over internet and I am SO curious. I wonder how it would work on you and your family. sadly I can not check it myself as I can't eat that late, my tummy gets upset right away and can't sleep

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  5. Get it girl! I am loving this book and I'm getting such great information out of it!

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    1. I can't believe how easy it is. I think it's one that I'll be able to follow, for sure!

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  6. I am very interested in hearing the outcome of this because it is so different than the norm.

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  7. This challenge is totally intrigues me, I want to try this challenge.

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  8. I am really curious about this method. I am one who could eat dessert at 9pm, Ha ha. Yet, it does sound extreme, kinda like Keto. Super curious how it plays out for you. I'll await your followup post!��

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    1. It is a bit, from what I hear. I never tried Keto so I don't know from experience on that one. I am really liking this one so far, easier than any other I've tried!

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  9. A unique fitness tip first time I read this. 7:00 PM dinner is too early; I always eat after 9:00. BUT as I know low calories food should be selected in dinner… {World in Eyes)

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