Week Three : Goal Setting + Update
This week I have updates on my progress with the Always Eat After 7PM diet and I am goal setting to achieve my goal weight.
In my first post, I stated that, “Toning up my body and increasing my stamina are at the TOP of my list of health goals.” I’m happy to report that I have lost 14 lbs in two weeks of following Always Eat After 7PM. I have a lot more energy due to prioritizing sleep as a daily habit, drinking enough water, and eating plenty of fresh food. I feel lighter on my feet (literally) and physically I can see a subtle difference. I’m finding it easier to walk and I’m able to do more without feeling drained.
I have completed the Acceleration Phase and am now onto the Main Phase. I’m permitted a cheat meal and alcohol once a week. Also, there is a larger calorie allotment and super carbs are allowed. Super carbs: starches (dried beans, lentils, carrots, peas, beets, oats, greens, certain breads, and even some pastas), fruit, non-starchy vegetables… If you select super carbs and combine them with lots of protein and moderate to low fats they can dramatically improve your body’s fat burning efficiency and overall metabolic health (p.31-32).
Infographic: Top 12 Pre-Bedtime Fat Burning Foods.
As mentioned in my second post, the pre-bedtime fat burning snacks are my favorite part of this diet. Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy-to-follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings: Eating the majority of your calories at night. The pre-bedtime snacks help me sleep I even created this infographic about the recommended snacks from this book.
“Specific higher-carbohydrate foods (including berries and cherries) support your fat-burning metabolism while you sleep, providing your body with a steady stream of fuel throughout the night. The trick is knowing how to combine them with other evening and pre-bedtime fat-burning foods to fuel your metabolism as you sleep.”
The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.
In my second week into the diet there were many opportunities where I could have strayed from my diet, but I’m proud that I didn’t. Instead of buying concessions I brought salmon salad and my late night snack to the drive-in movies. I ordered from the menu at a restaurant (outdoors) while sticking to my diet. I have also attended socially distanced gatherings like a housewarming, where I brought my own foods to the cookouts. I’m still able to keep an active social life without having to compromise on this diet.
My Personal Goals
I’d like to get back to my pre-pandemic weight of 140 lbs, then after that I’d like to combine my diet with regular exercise to reach my goal weight of 120 lbs. I’m confident that I will get there as long as I remain consistent and stay focused.
Things I Love About Always Eat After 7PM
Easy-to-follow Meal Planning
The sample meal plans are useful and I try to stick to them as closely as possible. The portions and serving sizes are broken down and easy to understand.
Here are a few recipes from the book that I am eager to try for myself:
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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