Eating Late – The Wrap-Up

This post is sponsored by “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Well, this is it. My last post after starting the program detailed in 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.

cover of book with chicken burger and veggies

If you’ve been following along (see posts one, two, and three), you’ll know I started this as I wasn’t able to continue with my working out for a few months.

But now that I’m back to the gym, there are a couple things I’ve noticed. 

One, is that in spite of how long I took off (three months), I wasn’t dragging by the end of my workout like I was before. Yes, I’m still sore, but not completely exhausted and DRAINED like I usually would be.

Another is that I’m also not ravenous by the time I’m done. Before, I’d get done with my workout, get ready for the day, and by the time my work shift started, I’d be hangry enough to want to cut a person.

I think it’s a combination of re-training myself to eat better (something we probably all need a little help with), as well as WHEN I’ve been eating.

From Always Eat After 7 PM:

“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.”

Berries are just PERFECT right now. Spring/early summer is great for produce (late summer will be too), and an evening snack of some Greek yogurt with berries and crunchy nuts has been hitting the spot.

And that’s another thing I’ve liked about this diet. It’s not a diet in the traditional sense of “don’t eat this or limit your intake of that.” There are no restrictions.

You can eat what you want, when you want, especially if you’re an evening eater like I am!

Intermittent Fasting:

“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.”

For me, I’ve found my perfect window seems to be from 11 AM until 7PM. Because I’m an early enough riser, Noon until 8 PM wouldn’t quite work, but if I didn’t get up as early as I do, I’d probably try and push things back even farther.

If you are interested in checking things out for yourself, 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. Get your copy here!

This post is sponsored by Always Eat After 7 PM. The opinions expressed above are my own.

 

 

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