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Last week, I shared my excitement of the book I just started reading. It's 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. I dove into the book learning the science behind it, wrote down some recipes for the week and got started! I can't wait to share with you how I've been doing!
Being a wife and mom means life is super busy and it's hard to keep up at times. In the picture above, that's us on a hike. My husband in the lead, followed by our two boys and me leading up the rear.
I started this plan because I want to lose weight, feel great and be able to hike next to them. I'm tired of them assuming mom can't do things. And well they're right but I really want to prove to to them and myself, I can do this.
14-day Acceleration phase
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.
Currently I'm in the 14 day acceleration phase. And I have lost 4 pounds! I can already feel my jeans feeling loose! Woohoo! And I'm loving the plan.
I love that in the book, Always Eat After 7pm, has daily menus that act as guides. There are sample menus for each meal of the Acceleration Phase. This is so helpful when trying to plan out my meals for each day and week.
In the book, they have a ton of great recipes with a colorful picture of each recipe. My husband picked up the book yesterday and started flipping through the pages "Oh we need to make that!" and "oooh this looks good too!" Together we made the beef jerky recipe and I can't wait for it to finish cooking so we can have it on hand for snacks.
Thanks to Joel Marion for answering some of the questions we had.
Q. 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."
Q. What was the most surprising discovery when you were researching scientific data for the diet?
"That almost everything my college education and certifications taught me was NOT grounded in published scientific research."
Yes, this is what I originally was having a hard time with. My husband use to skip breakfast all the time and I would tell him 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day.' I have heard that time and time again while growing up as well as with other eating plans. And now Joel is showing us that it's not!
In fact Joel says,
“Those who ate breakfast ended up eating about 260 calories more a day, the review found. Those who skipped breakfast were about one pound lighter than those who ate breakfast. These findings led the researchers to conclude that eating breakfast isn’t necessarily a good strategy for losing weight. The science isn’t really there. Breakfast could very well be the least important meal of the day.”
It's not too late to join me on my journey to lose weight and get fit for the summer and yourself!. 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”. The opinions expressed above are my own.