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The Benefits of Eating After 7 PM Explained + Author Interview

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. As always the opinions expressed are my own.

 

If you missed my last blog post about why I’m 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, check it out here.

I have never been a night eater, in fact, I used to have a reminder on my phone not to eat past 7 PM. (No joke!) I was under the impression that my metabolism would slow at bedtime, and therefore if I ate after 7 PM then that food would simply turn into fat. I also believed that I would not get quality sleep if I ate late because my body would be working hard to digest those foods. But guess what? These are both BIG fat myths! Eating after 7 PM is actually good for you! 

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The research behind eating after 7 PM

According to the latest research,  “the average person’s metabolic rate is no different during sleep than during the day. In short, your metabolism doesn’t slow down at night. Nor does your body store fat at the end of the day. Whether it’s 8 am or 8 pm, you use food for energy the same way.” 

Mind-blowing, right? 

And what’s more “a research paper published in Sports Medicine in 2014 showed that people who eat the majority of their carbs at dinner actually sleep better. Carb-induced, quality sleep decreases cortisol (a fat-storing hormone) and ramps up the production of your sleep hormones, serotonin and melatonin. Restorative sleep increases fat-burning hormones—the main one being growth hormone—overnight.”

Two aspects of a dieting that terrify me is depriving myself of the foods I enjoy and feeling hungry all day. As a busy mom of three who works full-time in medicine, runs a travel blog, and exercises 6-days a week, I’m always on the go and need all the energy I can get. So by re-learning what and when to eat, I have high hopes this book will help me boost my metabolism and increase energy levels, guilt-free! 

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Author, Joel Marion Q&A

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.

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.

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.

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Next week, I’m going to share an update on how I’m doing with the goals as well as some of my favorite recipes from the book. So stay tuned!  

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.

XO, 

Steph 

 

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. As always the opinions expressed are my own.

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