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Did you miss my last post on 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? Read my earlier blog post here. It talks about why I chose the book and shares some of the common diet myths it refutes. Keep reading to learn more about the book and hear straight from Joel Marion in the author interview.
As I mentioned, I want to figure out the best way to balance healthy eating with growing a business. I also don’t want to feel guilty if I have to feed my family after 7 p.m. because of my schedule. My oldest daughter likes to help with dinner a few times a month, and pasta is one of her favorite dishes to make. A late dinner that was full of carbs felt like a recipe for weight-loss disaster because we’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal:
“Having carbs in the evening is also a great weight loss strategy. When you’re active, your body burns mainly carbohydrates and muscle glycogen for energy. By eating carbs at night, you allow your body to use them to restore glycogen for energy the next day and provide your body with the glucose it needs to regulate your blood sugar levels during sleep.”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. He was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book for readers in this author interview.
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.
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.
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.
I look forward to getting more into the science contained in the book. Like Joel, I grew up hearing about restrictive diets that wanted to deprive me of my favorite foods. I could only follow them for a while before falling off. This plan is more of a lifestyle change that seems to cater to what I’ve already been doing. I’ll let you know more about my personal progress in next week’s post. See you then!
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 here are my own.*