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Soooooo....it's officially the end of week 3.
It's a perfect time to update you all on my health journey and the failures and successes of it since starting 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. 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 one of the main reasons that I even chose the Always Eat After 7PM Diet Plan and Book to read. I'll be honest, with the craziness of my life, it's been difficult to stay 100% committed to the Intermittent Fasting (IF). I originally stated that I only wanted to eat between the hours of 7pm-midnight. You can checkout that blog post here. Typically, I stay up until around 2-3am. This last 2 hours of being up was filled with cravings, so I bumped it up from 7:30pm-12:30am, so that I could eat a little later. According to Joel Marion in Always Eat After 7PM, “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” (Joel Marion). Not being as fatigued throughout the day was definitely a change that I noticed when I started to eat carbs later in the day! I would avoid pasta for late meals, but I am now happy I know that this is not necessary. 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.