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

These have been some challenging times to say the least. And dieting in challenging times is no easy task. You never realize how much you binge eat your feelings until you can’t.

Prior to this past week, I shared reasons why most diets don’t work for me. But for the past 2 weeks I have been following 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. Even with challenges, the diet has been working for me and I am still on track to achieve my weight loss goals. Here is why I have managed to stick to dieting in these challenging times.

Achieving my goals has always been one of my strong suites. As a former dancer, I regularly exercised, stuck to a consistent, healthy diet, and maintained my weight with no problems. But then I had kids and turned 40 and staying within a goal weight range and maintaining a healthy diet practice became quite a challenge. Add the stress of the current times on top of that and it can seem near impossible.

My Biggest Dieting Challenge

One of my biggest challenges when dieting is feeling deprived. 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. And thank goodness because none of those practices were working in my favor. I was tired of the cycle of bingeing to deal with my cravings and then suffering from the guilt of those choices.

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.

This has been a game changer for me and has helped me stick to a consistently healthy diet, avoid binge eating and keep the guilt at bay. I was able to maintain my diet throughout the week because I felt satisfied. And I was also able to still treat myself to a late snack when the munchies hit.

Late Night Snacking

I know eating late at night goes against what most traditional diets recommend. And I had my doubts too. But according to Joel, “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.”

Being able to snack and give into my natural patterns of eating after 7pm has been one of the easiest parts of the Always Eat After 7PM program.

Meal Planning

The meal plans listed in the book also make this program extremely easy. With everything that is going on in the world, I just don’t have the head space to plan one more thing. The easy-to-follow meal plans and recipes map out every single step for me. I get meal-to-meal instructions for every single day of this program and a recipe for each meal. I can stick to the recipes they give me or I can create my own based on the recommended foods and portion sizes. It’s up to me.

The recipes include foods that I actually enjoy eating and can get excited about cooking. Recipes include BBQ Chicken, Cheesy Ground Beef Skillet, and these loaded baked potatoes that are so very satisfying.

Loaded Sweet Potato From Always Eat After 7pm

And can we talk about these no bake salted caramel bars. Yes you read that correctly…no baking and caramel!

No Bake Salted Caramel Bar recipe from Always Eat After 7pm

The Always Eat After 7 PM program is setting me up for success with the easy meal plans, delicious recipes and realistic expectations. I have been so excited to see the results. I have lost 10lbs so far. And I can’t wait to see what happens as I continue to move towards my goals even during these challenging times.

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”. All opinions expressed are my own.

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