The Diet That Lets You Eat Your Favorite Foods

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

One time my friend gave me a bunch of “diet food” she had leftover and I was so excited to try them that I went right home and stuck one in the microwave. I got it out, put that first bite in my mouth as soon as it had cooled off, and promptly ran to spit it out. The “diet food” literally tasted like what I imagine cardboard would taste like- hard to chew and bland. I always thought that’s what “diet foods” were supposed to taste like but I’ve learned recently that that’s not the case!

Thankfully, the new diet I’m following, from the book Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight is full of recipes for meals that aren’t just edible, but are delicious as well. There are even some recipes topped with a generous helping of one food I can’t live without- cheese! Not sure I could keep up with any diet that prohibited me from eating my favorites!

And dessert, like ice cream and other sweets? Allowed on this diet! For those who like bananas there is a cherry and dark-chocolate filled recipe in the book that has lots of health benefits like reduced inflammation and a hefty dose of melatonin from the cherries,  iron and antioxidants from the dark chocolate, and bananas to help boost heart health, lower blood pressure, lower insulin resistance, and even increase mental clarity. Yes, all of those benefits from ice cream that takes just 10 minutes to prep! And don’t shy away from enjoying it right before bed because the author shares that “late-night eating also curbs calorie intake the next day.” He shares research behind it as well, saying “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.”

I also appreciate the recipes that show me how to make some kid-friendly desserts, like these fruit tarts, with less sugar. Trying to cut my own sugar intake is hard so this alternative for sugar cookie crust is perfect. I can’t wait to make it for my family with some blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi on top of them.

Along with cutting sugar, this diet has been great for giving me more energy and losing weight which were goals I shared about in my first post. I put on a pair of pants a couple days ago that had previously been tight around the waist and they fit so much better. I’m proud to say that I can now look for pants in another section other than the plus-size one I’ve been shopping in for the past decade! While I’m sure that my daily walks have contributed to my weight loss, I know that being more concious about what I eat has had a big impact on my weight as well.

Want to learn more about this diet? 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. 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. Joel Marion’s Always Eat After 7PM program makes dieting easy and eliminates 90% of reasons for resistance. You can learn more about the book and how to purchase here.

This was a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.