Breaking Through A Weight Loss Plateau is a mini blog series that will document my journey to getting back on track with my fitness goals and was created in partnership with “ 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. As always, all opinions are my own.
If you’re new to my Breaking Through A Weight Loss Plateau series, be sure to check out part I first to learn about why I chose to share this journey.
I’ll admit that before I got serious about my weight loss journey, I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Even now, I sometimes find myself struggling to be disciplined about what I eat and maybe even more importantly, when I eat.
I don’t know about you but I am a HUGE late-night snacker. Since I do the majority of my work late at night, I always find myself grabbing a snack – or two to accompany me while I get my work done. 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.
Check out what Always Eat After 7 PM author, Joel Marion said about the revolutionary diet:
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.
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.
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.
Besides making me feel better about my late-night indulgences, I realized that maybe the problem isn’t what time I’m snacking but rather what I choose to snack on!
I’ve learned that my late-night snacking may not be such a bad thing after all! In fact, “Late-night eating also curbs calorie intake the next day. In a four-week study, dieters added a snack to their daily regimen 90 minutes after dinner every night, and check this out: late-night eaters ate an average of 397 fewer calories per day.”
In chapter 4, appropriately titled The Power of Late Night Snacking, I learned that when choosing a late-night snack, it should meet the following criteria:
Honestly, even after having the criteria, I wasn’t sure where to start but thankfully Joel provides 12 late-night snacks that fit the bill. So I’ve decided to keep things simple and stick to his recommendations since according to Joel, “there are several food combinations that will ignite fat burning while you sleep, providing your body with a steady stream of fuel during the night.”
If you are in need of snacking inspiration, check out this video to learn some of Joel’s go-to snacks and recipes:
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.