As I said in last week’s post, I want to start losing baby weight. I knew what workouts I want to add to my routine. I knew I had to eat healthily, but what diet plan could I follow to jump-start my journey?
Some diets felt too restrictive (I love my carbs). Some just wouldn’t work due to diet restrictions (I hate cheese/milk and L has a peanut allergy and nut products are tricky). I hate counting; points, calories, whatever — I’ve never stuck with that aspect of dieting.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by “Always Eat After 7 PM.” The opinions expressed below are my own.
When I began reading 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 quickly realized that this diet plan could really work with my lifestyle.
“Fact is, most diets are extremely narrow with regard to food choices and variety, and many even limit entire macronutrients altogether over the course of the entire program (think low-carb and low-fat diets). Three months with no carbs? No thanks. Such practices not only are entirely unnecessary, but make for a miserable, unsustainable experience.”
I had heard of intermittent fasting and the term scared me. But Joel explains how it works and I realized I was already kind of doing it. I’ve been eating breakfast when Baby J takes his morning nap and lunch is usually a snack. My biggest meal is probably dinner. Sometimes I’ll sneak a snack before bed when I’m catching up on blogging after the kids have gone to bed.
As I read further into Always Eat After 7 PM, I realized my biggest challenge would be changing what I ate, not when. (And drinking more water!)
Thankfully, there are recipes included in the book that sound amazing and I can’t wait to begin trying them out.
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.
Joel Marion’s Always Eat After 7PM program makes dieting easy and eliminates 90% of the reasons for resistance.
Today I’m sharing an interview with Joel about writing his latest book:
What inspired you to write the book?
After authoring 6 best selling books it was glaringly obvious there were 2 huge misconceptions about dieting that needed to be exposed. The first is that you can’t eat late at night or before bed, which science now shows is NOT true. And second, you can’t eat large portions that satisfy your natural instinct. This book solves both these problems by providing an evidence-based, enjoyable approach to dieting that can be used by any person to quickly achieve their weight loss goals.
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.
You’re a six-time best selling author, what is different about this book compared to your others?
Although many of the concepts are similar, the biggest difference is that you don’t have to deprive yourself of your favorite foods. You don’t have to deal with the burden of eating every few hours. And you don’t have to skip the carbs at dinnertime or avoid eating before bed.
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 it here.
Disclosure: In case you missed it, this post is sponsored by “Always Eat After 7 PM.” The opinions expressed above are my own.