Why the Joel Marion plan worked for me
But my husband (and conventional science geek) was telling me to severely limit my fruit intake. Almost no fruit at all. It was killing me.
Since I indulge in few traditional desserts like ice cream or cookies, I rely on fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Here's what I learned from Joel Marion's book Always Eat After 7 PM.
“Specific higher-carbohydrate foods (including berries and cherries) support your fat-burning metabolism while you sleep, providing your body with a steady stream of fuel throughout the night. The trick is knowing how to combine them with other evening and pre-bedtime fat-burning foods to fuel your metabolism as you sleep.”
"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."
Fruit is back in a big way! Especially with this fruit tart recipe revealed only in the book!
Recipes that you will love
And my healthiest self is my best self. So I'm looking to fuel my body with the best food available.
Not only does Always Eat After 7 PM provide scrumptious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner but it also gives desserts and pre-bedtime snack recipe ideas.
Two of my favs and raves are the pumpkin pie egg muffins and the cheesy ground beef skillet. (Shown in above picture...and a new family favorite!) Just mouth watering. And satisfying food if you get my drift.
I appreciate the ingredient list the most. Such nutritious ingredients, mostly stuff I have in my fridge or pantry anyhow. But the combination is delectable!
When I first heard about the recipe portion in the book, I was skeptical. After all, I've tried so many online recipes and have been disappointed in the end results.
Not so with the recipes in Always Eat After 7 PM. Since the first two recipes tried were slam-dunk winners for my family, I vow to try them all at some point.