I was given an advance copy of the book 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 in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
As I’ve recently shared, Alway Eat After 7 PM came to my attention just at a time when I needed to reevaluate my own eating schedule and approach to nutrition. See my other posts Always Eat After 7 PM and Why You Should Always Eat After 7 PM. My goal was to eat more consistently and get better sleep. The recipes and methods in the book have been indispensable in my personal journey to better health, especially when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
“Get Plenty of Rest” is Easier than I Ever Expected
As I near the end of pregnancy, the discomfort of my growing baby trying to tunnel out is intense. I have had all kinds of contractions varying in intensity. When baby moves, it’s a huge shift to everything inside of me. It’s no wonder that the third trimester is one where most women struggle with sleep. It’s hard getting the rest they need. By following the advice from Always Eat After 7 PM, I have been able to eat when I am hungriest. That gives my body the edge it needs to sleep more soundly through the night. I love that the book follows through on this concept with easy to follow meal plans and food education.
“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.”
A More Satisfying Diet
In addition, eating later curbs calorie intake and leaves you more satisfied in the morning, so you can skip breakfast. That part of the program really fits into my personal life and allows me to follow it more closely. There are also plenty of good recipe ideas including hearty meals like a Cheesy Beef Skillet and a Chili Loaded Baked Potato. The diet doesn’t shy away from sweets either. Some of my favorites are Fruit Tarts, No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars, and even Cherry Garcia Ice Cream.
Traditional wisdom teaches that we should avoid carbs, eat dinner early, and especially don’t eat before bed. Unfortunately, the facts don’t support this common-sense approach at all. With Always Eat After 7 PM Joel Marion shatters that myth and presents a more ideal alternative with a complete three-phase program. He starts you with an accelerated phase to achieve quick results, then teaches more about what foods you should be eating. In the final stage of the program, you learn how to make this revolutionary diet your new lifestyle so you can continue to reap the benefits of the rule-breaking but effective diet plan.
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 own. Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.