Disclosure: This post is sponsored by “Always Eat After 7 PM.” The opinions expressed below are my own.
One of the goals I had in mind when I began practicing the advice in Joel Marion’s 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 was to make healthier choices when it came to fueling my body.
With intermittent fasting, the bulk of the fasting is done at night when you’re sleeping. Always Eat After 7 PM suggests 16 hours of fasting, leaving an 8-hour window for healthy eating.
I usually eat dinner around 5pm. Using the guidelines in Always Eat After 7 PM, my first meal of the day should be around 9am. I’m usually eating around this time anyway because I’m in such a rush to get the kids ready for the day. I forget to feed myself!
I start my day out with a 3-Minute Fat-Burning Drink, which is currently lemon water. Last week, I mentioned needing to drink more water. I’ve always struggled with drinking enough. Water gets boring really fast! Thankfully, Always Eat After 7 PM offers a few drink recipes to help make it more enjoyable. They were the first ones I implemented into my routine after learning a little bit more about why drinking water is so important:
“Water helps digest your food, expel wastes, regulate your temperature, protect your tissues, cushion your joints, and protect your spinal column, among many other vital functions. It is through water that hormones flow to the proper organs, that nutrients reach all cells, and that toxins are diluted and removed from the body.”
Drinking the lemon water has helped curb my hunger first thing in the morning, making it easier to last until 9-10am before I begin eating. It’s also curbing some of my cravings for sweet (junk) foods for breakfast!
What I’m loving about Always Eat After 7 PM:
- Meal plans. This helps me so much! I’m a visual person, so seeing suggestions on what I should eat/drink and when has been really helpful.
- Recipes. Recipes for the meal plans are included. This gave me a starting point and helped me create a grocery list full of healthier food choices.
Always Eat After 7 PM has you covered in the recipe department. Everything from your first drink of the day to dessert! Joel talks about his favorites in this video:
My favorite recipe so far has been the Maple Chicken and Veggies. It’s a sheet pan meal that has been quick to put together on a busy weeknight.
The desserts look amazing. The Fruit Tarts is on my list of recipes to try:
Bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program.
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.
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.
Disclosure: In case you missed it, this post is sponsored by “Always Eat After 7 PM.” The opinions expressed above are my own.