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There is no time better than the present; accordingly, I want to give an update on how my new diet with Joel Marion’s Always Eat After 7pm book is going. In my first post, I set a goal to be healthier! My next post helps us to learn more about the author, Joel Marion, and establish a better sense of understanding as to what inspired the creation of this book.
Well friends, I think that it’s safe to say that I am putting forth the maximum effort to be healthier and holding myself accountable by sharing this journey with you all. Being healthier is more than just a physical accomplishment, it is very mental and can be spiritual as well. In the grand scheme of themes, I believe that with the encouragement of this book, I am making healthier decisions and those decisions have a direct impact on my state of being!
Be encouraged, big change does not happen overnight!
I have been getting out of my comfort zone and trying my hand at meal planning and cooking with recipes that are delicious despite their contribution to the bigger picture. Also, just me cooking more than once or twice a week is an accomplishment all in itself. I even have a new favorite recipe from the book for Cheesy Ground Beef Skillet! Here’s the gag though, it’s a common misconception that foods like red meat and white rice cannot be fat loss friendly. The research detector test says, that is FALSE! The combination of protein and carbs, especially at dinnertime, ACTUALLY plays a role in the regulation of the belly fat hormone, AKA cortisol! It also induces that deeper sleep that we discussed wanting to achieve in my 1st blog post AND helps to stabilize blood sugar in the mornings.
Speaking of cortisol, as a Veterinarian, the following quote from the book really stood out to me!
“Avoiding carbohydrates and restricting calories later in the day can have an adverse effect on your thyroid hormones, which play a major role in metabolism. When the thyroid fails to secrete enough of the hormones that control metabolism, this can trigger symptoms like fatigue, depression, weight gain, thinning hair, and dry skin.”
WOW! Not getting an adequate number of calories and carbs could lead to a lack of hormone secretion from the thyroid. This is called hypothyroidism, a disease that is commonly diagnosed in middle aged dogs! Humans of any age can get it as well, although woman ages 60+ tend to be more likely. Of course, there is a lot of difference in the hows, whos, and whens between humans and animals; but the symptoms here are actually pretty similar! Beyond that, all I read was, “stop hating on my carbs!”
Where am I now?
At this point, I have finished my 14-day acceleration phase. It was designed to jump-start the program and make a believer out of me by showing me real results. I am transitioning into the main phase where I tackle the big learning objectives; which foods to eat to achieve my goals and then the lifestyle phase to maintain my results! Do you know when the most difficult times to curb hunger are? Right before you go to sleep and right after you get up in the morning. By learning 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; I have been tapping into my willpower to stay on track. Mostly because I still get to eat when I’m the most hungry! I mean, this also puts me into intermittent fasting which increases my testosterone and my metabolism; which then starts the process of ketosis and so on and so forth! If you have no idea what any of that really means and you want to find out, you can purchase the book here to learn more!
This is what it’s like to always eat after 7pm.
Until the next post, a big thank you to my sponsor, “Always Eat After 7pm”; for bringing this post to you all and allowing me to express my thoughts freely.
1st Post: Taking charge of MY own story!
2nd Post: Journey to Improved Health