The 2020 COVID-19 quarantine has thrown a wrench in everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions. It seems that being on lockdown for months on end makes people forget about their summer body goals and sucks out every ounce of their motivation.
As a gym owner and active mom of three, I feared a quarantine diet quickly creeping up on me. How can I continue to motivate and encourage my clients to stay the course and practice a healthy lifestyle if I didn’t know how I was going to do it myself? A week into quarantine, I decided I needed to refocus my priorities and solely concentrate on establishing a healthy quarantine diet. In my research, I knew I wanted a phased approach, from someone who focused on the science of how our body breaks down food versus following myths based on studies conducted by commercial food companies. I found a program by bestselling author, Joel Marion. As a fitness expert and nutritionist he’s known for debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting and offered a simple, highly effective weight loss program. His 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 became my compass and has guided me through my quarantine diet.
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! According to Marion, “A research paper published in Sports Medicine in 2014 showed that people who eat the majority of their carbs at dinner actually sleep better. Carb-induced, quality sleep decreases cortisol (a fat-storing hormone) and ramps up the production of your sleep hormones, serotonin and melatonin. Restorative sleep increases fat-burning hormones—the main one being growth hormone—overnight.”
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.
Stay tuned to hear more about my experience taking control of my quarantine diet!