Welcome back friends. This post continues my journey through 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. They have graciously sponsored this series of posts but all experiences and opinions are my own.
Here’s an update on how things are progressing, plus what I’m taking from this book to modify what and how I’m eating to lose the last 20 of the 45 pounds I gained.
As I’ve shared, I’ve been doing intermittent fasting since September of 2019 to shed some weight that I had gained. I had never fasted or followed a diet of any kind but I was intrigued by intermittent fasting.
First, it’s totally free. There’s nothing to buy.
Also, it went against what I had learned when I was a fitness professional and dance teacher regarding eating smaller and more frequent meals increasing your metabolic rate, causing your body to burn more calories. If you do some research you’ll find new studies that show the frequency of meals doesn’t affect total calories burned.
Here’s a good explanation of intermittent fasting (IF) straight from Always eat After 7PM;
“IF is a pattern of food consumption that cycles between fasting and eating in specific
time periods. There are various ways to do it; one of the most common is the 16/8 protocol,
which involves 16 hours of fasting—typically done overnight—with an 8-hour window in which
to eat each day”.
Throughout this post I’ll share photos of just a few of the amazing recipes you’ll find inside the Always Eat After 7PM.
Looking back to my first post in this series my goal was to modify and improve my eating habits so I could lose the last 20 pounds of the extra weight I gained over the last few years. The two main changes that need to be made are drinking more water and choosing better fats + carbs.
In my second post I shared how Always Eat After 7PM helped me understand how important water is for digestion and weight loss.
It’s such a simple thing but I struggle with it big time! The strategies and tips in this book have helped me go from sipping water when I was thirsty to committing to not only drink more water but eat foods that have a high water content.
- Cucumbers – 95% water
- Watermelon – 91% water
- Tomatoes – 95% water
- Strawberries 91% water
The other change I am making is changing how I consume fats and carbs. It’s much harder than drinking more water – lol.
Joel Marion has a whole section on what he calls ‘super carbs’. I was happy to see that I already consume several on the list such as lentils, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. The problem is a consume more of the processed carbs, mainly white sugar and white pasta.
I printed out his super carb list (slow-digesting unrefined starches) and non-starchy vegetables so easy reference.
This is going to be harder than increasing my water intake because I am a very picky eater, and I’m also not an adventurous eater. I like what I like and don’t normally try new foods.
There are several recipes I want to try from this book. Being a pescatarian and a picky eater always makes it difficult for me to follow recipes from a book but this one had many that sounded delicious.
As I make these (I should say as my husband Billy makes these because he’s the cook in the family), I’ll publish a blog post and link it here.
- Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup
- Orange Shrimp & ‘Noodles’
- Salmon & Lentils (This is the first one I’ll be trying!)
- Greek Salmon Quinoa Bowl (or maybe this)
- One-pan garlic roasted salmon & brocolli
Let’s hear from the author as he shares his favorite recipes from 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 is now available to purchase.Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.
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 and The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good.
This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed are my own.