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I recently posted about starting a nutrition program with Always Eat After 7pm, and I wanted to share more about the book and why I chose it to help with my new nutrition goals for summer and for adjusting to new schedules.
Something that I struggle with each season change is maintaining regular mealtimes and meal schedules. I particularly struggle with this in the summer months, when the sun starts to set close to 9pm! It has always been hard for me to stick to regular mealtimes and to have a variety of meal options each week, and this summer I really wanted to make goals and work towards being more balanced.
I chose Always Eat After 7pm because of the incredible recipes that it features, but also the information behind what kinds of foods to eat at certain times of day. I tend to eat much later in the summer months (lately I’ve been eating dinner at 8pm or sometimes even later!) and this tends to disrupt a normal eating schedule because I won’t be hungry the following morning or I’ll have too much energy to fall asleep at a reasonable time.
More About Always Eat After 7pm
What I’ve loved most about this book so far is the information about the types of foods to include with each meal (and how much) to meet nutrition needs. I’m not using this program for weight loss or any type of athletic training, but my main goal is to have more balance with the types of foods that I eat throughout the day and to make sure that I’m getting enough vitamins and minerals through foods for consistent energy and health.
When I was looking into how to portion out meals and plan for more balance, there were a number of tips that helped me get started:
- “consume at least one serving of Super Carbs at dinner such
as squash, potatoes, carrots, rice, quinoa, beans or legumes, oats, or sprouted or sourdough breads”
- “include one or two servings of non-starchy vegetables with
dinner. This will allow you to meet your total calorie and macronutrient needs
for each day”
- “Consume one serving of friendly fats with lunch and dinner. Here are some examples of how to properly add friendly fats to your Portion Volumizing meals: drizzle olive or avocado oil on a salad; serve melted grass-fed butter or ghee on your vegetables; pan-fry or sear proteins, veggies, and carbs in ghee, grass-fed butter, tallow, duck fat, or avocado/coconut/olive oil; sprinkle nuts on a salad or add them to a dinner recipe; slice half an avocado and add it to a salad”
With those I was able to come up with my goals for the summer months, which will be in the next post!
About the Author
Joel Marion answered a few questions about why he decided to write Always Eat After 7pm, and I wanted to share a few of his answers with you!
Q: You’re a six-time best selling author, what is different about this book compared to your others?
A: “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”
Q: How difficult is the Always Eat After 7 PM plan to follow?
A: “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”
Q: If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
A: “Born To Impact”
My Nutrition Goals
As I mentioned in my first post, I’m using the information in Always Eat After 7pm to help boost my overall nutrition and to balance out my meal types and times. In my next post I’ll talk more about what my goals are and the progress I’ve made!
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.
This post is brought to you by our sponsor, Always Eat After 7 PM. The opinions expressed are my own.