Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.


If you missed my last blog post about why I'm starting my journey 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, check it out HERE.


Who Is Joel Marion?



Bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program.


I'd like to share with you a short interview with the author as well as a few excerpts from the book.


Q1: 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.


Q2: 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.


Q3: What was the most surprising discovery when you were researching scientific data for the diet?


That almost everything my college education and certifications taught me was NOT grounded in published scientific research.


Q4: 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.


Q5: 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.


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.


“Research shows that 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.”


“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.”


“Fact is, most diets are extremely narrow with regard to food choices and variety, and many even limit entire macronutrients altogether over the course of the entire program (think low-carb and low-fat diets). Three months with no carbs? No thanks. Such practices not only are entirely unnecessary, but make for a miserable, unsustainable experience.”




Alot of us have been taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner before 7pm, and never eat late night snacks.


"Always Eat After 7 PM" suggests, those who ate breakfast ended up eating about 260 calories more a day. Those who skipped breakfast were about one pound lighter than those who ate breakfast. These findings led the researchers to conclude that eating breakfast isn’t necessarily a good strategy for losing weight. The science isn’t really there. Breakfast could very well be the least important meal of the day. How shocking is that!


"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 below are my own.




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Updated: Jun 15, 2020

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own. As alot of you know I am on a health journey to better myself inside and out. I was super excited when I received the advance copy of "Always Eat After 7PM" by Joel Marion. For the next month I will be sharing with all of you my journey with the book and how my body responds to the diet. I am excited to see all of the benefits I have been reading about!

The book, Always Eat After 7 PM plan is a 14-day Acceleration Phase to kick-start the program and see rapid results, The Main Phase where you’ll learn exactly which foods to eat when in order to achieve your weight-loss goals, The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good. There are so many yo-yo diets going around and I love how this is a lifestyle change and something to help you keep the weight off for good. I love how Joel shows how the rule eating late is actually ok to do and it can benefit your body! He provides studies and his own experience and his own weightloss journey which helps make the book so relatable for everyone. After all of his research Joel decided to put his views to the test and ended up with incredible results! He lost 12 pounds in the first two weeks and 46 pounds after sixteen weeks. How amazing is that! Joel even gained a ton of energy with his new plan. His cravings for unhealthy food even disappeared! As you guys know I have been to the specialist doctor alot lately and when Joel talked about how his blood results got better so quickly it really blew my mind. Just hearing the him say: "My confidence was back because I felt like a new man!" Really hit me hard since I have been struggling with confidence for such a long time with my body image and I would love to start feeling like proud of my body/health again.


Bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program. Stay tuned! I will post an update next week on how I am feeling and more about the book! Until then, check out this video on Joel’s top tips for success:


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 below are my own.


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Updated: May 15, 2020

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