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This post is sponsored by, "Always Eat After 7 PM." The opinions expressed below are my own.
Twenty twenty has been quite the adventure thus far! I remember sitting on my couch criss cross applesauce last December trying to organize my New Year's goals and create a vision for what I wanted my life to look like for the upcoming year. One of my biggest goals was working on my fitness and maintaining a routine to keep an active and healthy lifestyle.
I will be completely honest...after about four months into 2020 I finally started being consistent! Better late than never right?! Juggling a career as a teacher, mom life, maintaining a clean household, attempting to have a social life, and keeping on top of my side business has been a struggle! I knew I had to start somewhere and with a little motivation from a good book everything suddenly fell into place.
A few months back I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of "Always Eat After 7PM" by Joel Marion. The timing of this book couldn't have been better. A few weeks prior to this opportunity I was making a solid effort to stop eating late into the night. I had set my cutoff between 7 and 8pm. The first night wasn't too bad, second night was a bit of a struggle, but by the third night I was just absolutely cranky. My lifestyle has always been on the move. I usually don't go to bed earlier than midnight and I have to juggle eating while chasing two wild boys. To put it simply...not allowing myself to eat after 7-8pm was miserable and just unrealistic. After about a week of trying to put in the effort I was sent "Always Eat After 7PM" by Joel Marion. When I first read the title I immediately didn't believe it. What?! How? I have always read that eating late into the evenings was not great for your body and here in my hands was a book that was telling me the exact opposite. I was in shock.
I immediately dove right in with a nice warm glass of white tea to see what the fuss was about.
Now full disclaimer: I will be sharing my experience of the book and the diet with you over the next month, but first let me give you a brief idea of what this book is all about!
According to Joel Marion, "The Always Eat After 7PM is a three-phase program that teaches you how to lose big by strategically eating big when you are naturally the hungriest--in the evening." The first phase, The Acceleration Phase, will help to give you rapid results in weight loss in the first two weeks. Phase two, The Main Phase, will educate you on what foods you should be eating while allowing you to consume larger portions and more calories. Lastly, Phase 3, The Lifestyle Phase. This phase will help educate you and aid you in keeping off the weight for good while having fewer restrictions.
After reading the first few chapters of the book something really stuck out to me. “Research shows that the average person’s metabolic rate is no different during sleep than during the day. In short, your metabolism doesn’t slow down at night. Nor does your body store fat at the end of the day. Whether it’s 8 am or 8 pm, you use food for energy the same way.” This honestly blew my mind. I had always been told that your metabolism does slow down at night. So to hear this... I just couldn't believe it! I honestly had to see for myself!
I am a few weeks in and excited to continue on this journey following the advice of Joel Marion in combination with an active lifestyle to achieve my twenty twenty health goals!
Stay tuned for next week's post to hear about my progress and to learn a little bit more about the author!
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.
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Be sure to checkout the video below to meet the author and hear about his amazing book!