Always Eat After 7pm Book Review Part 2

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This book review post series is sponsored by Always Eat After 7pm: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight

author Joel Marion, a muscular man with short blonde hair smiles while wearing a white athletic shirt against a white background
Author Joel Marion

I posted before about the book, Always Eat After 7pm: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight,  which I am trying to follow to lose weight and healthier. In the book, 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. Today, I'm back with update #2 to let you know how my attempt to follow along with Joel Marion's system and lose weight is going, and to share more info about the author himself!

I have tried to follow the diet plan outlined in the book, and it's going well in some ways and not in others. One thing that is going well is that I have definitely cut down on sweets, increased how many veggies I'm eating, and I'm even doing okay at not eating breakfast if I eat late at night. Joel Marion says: 

“Going without breakfast is part of intermittent fasting (IF), also called time-restricted feeding (TRF). 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.”

So I have been trying to only eat between noon and 8pm, other than some coffee first thing in the morning. But I have definitely been stress eating (aka cheating) and as a result I have not lost any weight at all, despite having plenty to lose. I'm going to stick with it though. Some research I have read found that low carb lifestyles like the system in this book result in just as much weight loss over the course of a year as a strict keto diet, it just is a little slower to happen (but then keeps happening!) And I know that if I stick with Always Eat After 7pm, I'm going to reach a healthier weight and have more energy to play and explore with my kids. I really want that, and I think it's worth continuing to work towards, even if it doesn't happen as quickly as I'd like!

As part of the program I got to review this book through, I also received access to an exclusive Q&A with Joel Marion. While these questions aren't mine, I thought they were pretty interesting: 

Q1: 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.

 Q2: How long did it take for you to develop the diet?

It actually took several years of researching for me to discover the real science of eating late night. After a few years of tweaking and refining, I finally came up with a rapid fat loss solution that overcomes all the pitfalls of traditional diets.

Q3: 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.

Q4: 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.

 Q5: How difficult is the Always Eat After 7 PM plan to follow?

It's not. And that's exactly why I wrote the book. While any diet is never truly easy, it can be more enjoyable and much easier to adhere to when you understand how Always Eat After 7pm works because it caters to our bodies natural instincts.

Q6: If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Born To Impact

I think it's a really intriguing concept, and it totally makes sense-if you tell people that the only way to lose weight is never eat the foods they love ever again, those people are probably going to quickly fail. I do disagree with Joel Marion some though--he says that we don't have to deprive ourselves of our fave foods, but it turns out my fave foods are things that are terrible for me like brownies and chocolate chip cookies, and white breads, and at least at the beginning of this diet, you can't have them. I'm really trying to eat fruit instead though! 

The good news is that weeks 3 and 4+ are less restrictive, so I will update again soon with more. 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 goodI'm cautiously optimistic that I am going to do even better at following his meal plans as they become less restrictive, and honestly that's kind of the premise of his 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.

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