Tuesday, June 16, 2020

My final thoughts - Always Eat After 7 PM diet



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



I am in my fourth and final week of the Always Eat After 7PM so officially I am in the Lifestyle Phase that is for life! It has been an interesting and revealing journey for me that I kind used to be on the same boat – Don’t eat much in the evening! Following this diet, I realized that eating a proper dinner that contains protein, super carbs, non-starchy veggies and smart fats, I get all the macronutrients I need with clean foods for optimum health and controlled weight. Decent sized meals in the evening do not add extra pounds and in fact, they do boost your metabolism. However, following this lifestyle diet dieters should ideally introduce intermittent fasting, typically for 12-16 hours.  I understand that for many this may not possible. Don’t worry! The book offers alternative and tasty, protein only snacks for breakfast not exceeding 250 calories.

My second point about the book is…water. 
“Water helps digest your food, expel wastes, regulate your temperature, protect your tissues, cushion your joints, and protect your spinal column, among many other vital functions. It is through water that hormones flow to the proper organs, that nutrients reach all cells, and that toxins are diluted and removed from the body.”

Don’t forget to have plenty of water every day. You can infuse it with your favorite veggies or fruits like cucumber and grapefruit for a more advanced flavor.

Get your Super Carbs. “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.” Adding one portion of your favorite ones to your dinners during The Lifestyle Phase which is for life will help you keep your weight in control. Make sure that you avoid processed carbs and only include the carbs suggested in the book.

I intend to continue with the same routine and keep my metabolism rate high. I may skip IF here and there to enjoy a nice breakfast with family and friends but having an empty stomach in the morning feels good and saves calories for a yummy dessert!



I hope you enjoy the diet and the book. Here is my final thought from the book:

“Always Eat After 7 pm is a three-phase program that teaches you how to lose big by strategically eating big when you are naturally hungriest—in the evening. This may sound too good to be true, but let me assure you it is no gimmick. It’s all about making strategic and smart food swaps, and you can still eat your favorite foods.”

A video for scientific facts: Science





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 http://bit.ly/2wNaFIx


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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Goal Setting and the Always Eat After 7PM

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

 

I am in my third week of the Always Eat After 7PM so officially I am in the Main Phase. This phase lasts until the desired weight is reached. Additionally, this phase can feature Super Carbs including quinoa, rice and potatoes. As I told you, I wanted to experiment with the Always Eat After 7 PM diet to boost my metabolism. So far, I feel great, I enjoy my IF and see results on the scale even if I didn’t plan to. Now, let’s talk about the Super Carbs. In this stage, you can have yummy foods that were “banned” from mainstream diets and “experts” in your after 7 PM dinner. In fact, based on the book:


“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.”
 “Carbs come in various types, and you get to enjoy most of them—even to the point of filling up on certain types. First, there are starches, including dried beans, lentils, carrots, peas, beets, oats, grains and certain breads.”

So forget giving up rice, lentils or quinoa for life. Just decide what Super Carbs you like and add it to your favorite dinner dish.

The book is so well organized and provides colorful recipes, food lists, and an easy-to-follow meal planning. So for dinner, you can create an easy to make dish that is comprised of:  one serving of protein (fish, chicken or beef), one serving of Super Carbs (starchy carbs including potatoes, rice and quinoa), one serving of non-starchy vegetables (just your favorite greens) and one serving of friendly fat. You can even have a dessert with low-sugar fruit or berries or 2 squares of 70% of dark chocolate.

I tried the Chili-Loaded Baked Potato; and cherries for dessert



 

Joel mentions after extensive research that “So, despite all the bad press over the years, certain carbohydrates play an important role in balancing your hormones and regulating your metabolic rate, while avoiding the dreaded weight loss plateaus that accompany conventional mainstream diets. Furthermore, when you eat these carbohydrates, you’ll feel much better than you would if you were following a traditional diet.”


To recap 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. 


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 


More to come next and final week!

Find my previous blogs about the book here:

http://www.fullybooked.biz/2020/05/why-i-chose-this-diet-book.html

http://www.fullybooked.biz/2020/06/why-i-chose-this-diet-book-and.html


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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Why I chose this diet book and an interview with the author


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

I am in my second week of the Always Eat After 7PM. As I told you in my previous post, I wanted to experiment with this innovative approach to diet and generally lifestyle to boost my metabolism. One technique that I found particularly interesting, thus not so easy to implement for many is Intermittent Fasting. Although I have been doing IF recreationally a few times a week, I follow Joel’s suggestions to stick with it for 5-6 days a week. What does it mean? Stay without any food for at least 12 hours, mostly overnight, and go without any breakfast.

 “Intermittent fasting really shines when it comes to improving the hormones that directly affect your hunger, blood sugar, and metabolism. One is insulin. IF combats insulin resistance, meaning that it helps your body use insulin more normally, thereby lowering your diabetes risk and boosting your metabolism.”

It wasn’t so difficult as I initially thought, particularly with the book’s interesting 3-Minute Fat-Burning Morning Rituals. My favorite is of course the SuperGreens drink that consists of one scoop of MetaboGreens and a cup of water, mixed together.Green powder supplements contain an array of pulverized veggies, healthy bacteria, and beneficial algae. Their energy-boosting, digestion-aiding, and detoxifying qualities are among their reported benefits.” Black coffee also will do the trick too.
Doing IF for a week now, I feel better, don’t have the sense of hunger and notice that my stomach is getting increasingly flat on daily basis.

Joel Marion’s Always Eat After 7PM program makes dieting easy and eliminates 90% of reasons for resistance. 

Here is a short interview with Joel to learn more about him and the diet book:

Q1: What inspired you to write the book?

After authoring 6 best selling books it was glaringly obvious there were 2 huge misconceptions about dieting that needed to be exposed. The first is that you can't eat late at night or before bed, which science now shows is NOT true. And second, you can't eat large portions that satisfy your natural instinct. This book solves both these problems by providing an evidence-based, enjoyable approach to dieting that can be used by any person to quickly achieve their weight loss goals.

 Q2: How long did it take for you to develop the diet?

It actually took several years of researching for me to discover the real science of eating late night. After a few years of tweaking and refining, I finally came up with a rapid fat loss solution that overcomes all the pitfalls of traditional diets.

Q3: What was the most surprising discovery when you were researching scientific data for the diet?

That almost everything my college education and certifications taught me was NOT grounded in published scientific research.





More to come next week!

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”. The opinions expressed below are my own.




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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Why I chose this diet book


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

As I like to experiment with different ways of eating in order to boost my metabolism,  I jumped at the chance to receive an advance copy of “Always Eat After 7 PM” by Joel Marion. Over the next month, I’ll be sharing my experience of the book, including the diet choices I will make and the results I will get. The Always Eat After 7 PM plan consists of: The 14-day Acceleration Phase to kick-start the program and see rapid results, The Main Phase where you’ll learn exactly which foods to eat when in order to achieve your weight-loss goals, The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good.


This diet book’s title is intriguing and for many controversial. We most of us grow up learning that we should eat breakfast, a rather large lunch and an early dinner ideally without carbs in order not to gain weight and be healthy. Eating late was against all the rules pretty much everywhere in the world. But “bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunks the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program that improves health, boosts metabolism and energy levels.” Marion did extensive research and consulted scientific books and research papers. Here is an interesting finding:

“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.”

I start now the new diet plan and I’ll post an update next week, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out this video to find out more about Joel:




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”. The opinions expressed are my own.


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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Celebrate Kentucky Derby with 14 Hands Julep

The Julep is traditionally The Kentucky Derby celebratory drink. This year, try a fresh approach to Julep made with 14 Hands Brut instead of Bourbon.


The Sparkling Maple Bourbon Julep is made with 14 Hands Brut and with Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup from Woodinville Whiskey Company.

Serving: 1
4 ounces 14 Hands Brut
 1 ½ ounces Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup 
Mint leaves 

1.   In a tall glass, pour the Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup. Add 14 Hands Brut and crushed ice and stir gently
2.   Top with more crushed ice to mound
3.   Garnish with mint leaves 



Tuesday, May 09, 2017

World Street Food Congress returns in Manila

The fourth installation World Street Food Congress (WSFC), an event by Singapore-based Makansutra, returns to the Philippines from 31 May to 4 June. This year’s location  catering to a larger audience will be a riot of flavors when the food jamboree gets into full swing at Sunset Avenue Corner Asian Drive, SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. Once again supported by Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPB), WSFC17 is set to be bigger, bolder and better than 2016 with a fresh theme this year: “Re-Imagine Possibilities”.




Riding on the enthusiasm of a strategic partner like the TBP among other key partners, WSFC17 is again set to be this year’s largest congregation of heritage food advocates, industry think tankers, international delegates, hawkers and street food fans convening on one platform to discuss, debate, advance initiatives and devour unpretentious street eats with gusto. As many as 75,000 hungry food fans showed up last year.

For 2017, the organizers have gone further – beyond the shores of Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore) to China, Germany, USA and even Mexico, in search of hidden heritage gems – and deeper into heritage cuisine by delving into the Filipino provincial melting pot. Team WSFC, led by KF Seetoh, recently went on a food spotting and exploration trip deeper into the Philippine region, uncovering gems like Lamb Monggo in Davao (a lamb and green bean stew devoured with rice) and created Sisig Paella, a new twist on the local icon Sisig  from Pampanga, all to be offered at the WSF Jamboree. Lamb Monggo is known to be a favorite of the current H.E. Philippine president Rodrigo who hails from Davao.

World Street Food Congress 17 Team Captain:

For the first time team captain will be Chef Sau del Rosario for the host nation. He will shepherd the Philippine contingent and mentor local cooks in the street food industry. The owner of CafĂ© Fleur and 25 Seeds will also be one of this year’s dialogue speakers. Following his WSFC debut in 2016, chef Sau represented the Philippines at Mexico City’s Foro Mundial Gastronomia Food Festival last year. Given the stronger Filipino food representation at this year’s WSFC17, French-trained chef Sau del Rosario, whose progressive take on traditional dishes has catapulted him onto the international stage is set to showcase Pinoy food to the world. He is also working with Makansutra on the world’s first mobile and unmanned heritage automatic deli in Singapore.


WORLD STREET FOOD DIALOGUE

Topics aligned to the theme of Re-Imagine Possibilities

This year’s dialogue boasts eminent industry speakers from USA, Indonesia, Singapore, UK and home-grown talents in the Philippines, among others. The keynote speaker is Greg Drescher, VP, strategic studies and industry leadership, California Institute of America (CIA), Michelin-star chefs Malcolm Lee (Singapore) and Andy Yang (Thailand). Thought-provoking topics revolving around the theme of “Re-Imagine Possibilities” will address matters related to the future of the street food industry. KF Seetoh, Creator and Curator, World Street Food Congress and Founder of Makansutra and Chef Sau del Rosario, World Street Food Captain for the
Philippine contingent are co-moderators. 

Anthony Bourdain
SPICY HOT NEWS: Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain , one of this year’s dialogue speaker will provide the latest update on the highly anticipated Bourdain Market in New York. 

“JUST IMAGINE”

 … says KF Seetoh, founder of the WSFC:
Food for Thought
. How far can a One–Dish entrepreneur go?
. What are the new street food trends around the world?
. Who or what is in charge of this movement, if any?
. What culinary gems are hidden in the 7107 islands and 13 regions of Philippines?
. What lies ahead, now that Michelin Stars have been awarded to hawkers …



COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS – Interspersing the dialogue will be stage demos of iconic heritage and street food dishes by various presenters like Claude Tayag and Malcolm Lee and Peter Lloyd of Sweet Mango Restaurant in London.

PITCH BOX HACKATHON is a 90-minute segment, likened to an ideation maximus, a refreshing and raw concept, where delegates step up onto the stage, pitch their ideas, visions, concepts and goals to the media, government, industry, entrepreneurs and the younger generation. This segment is largely unplanned, raw and filled with refreshing ideas.


WORLD STREET FOOD JAMBOREE

Over 30 master hawkers and pop ups this year from 13 countries this year. Bigger and better than 2016. Street food demos by top chefs: limited seats + recipe + first-come-first samplings via online registration.

With 5 days of feasting on more than 40 different street food gems from 13 countries with many new food items, a new record attendance of 100,000 is anticipated this year to surpass last year’s total visitorship of 75,000. 

This year’s Filipino specialties will feature six cities and regions from Davao city, Bicol, Pampanga, Iloilo, Ilocos and Bacolod. They are all personally curated and checked by WSFC founder KF Seetoh and it includes traditional favorites like Piaya from Bacolod and a funky Sisig Paella from Pampanga. Old favorites like Bali barbecue ribs will be back. New items stealing the limelight include the Singapore’s Marmite chicken burger, Mexican tacos, Malaysia’s Claypot Apom Manis among others. Here are the 13 countries represented at this year’s WSF Jamboree:
Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico, USA, Germany and The Philippines

For an updated list of hawkers, times and ticket prices, please go to: www.wsfcongress.com.
Dates: 31 May – 4 June Prices of Food: From PHP 150 onwards Entry fee: PHP 150 redeemable at food & beverage stalls Opening Hours: Wed to Fri, 31 May – 2 June: 4:00pm to 11:00pm Sat, 3 June: 1:00pm to 11:00pm Sun, 4 June: 1:00pm to 9:00pm 

Monday, March 27, 2017

How to make an elegant Paella in six steps

Today is National Paella Day and I decided to celebrate it with a large pan of seafood paella. Paella is a versatile dish that contains seafood (shrimp and mussels), chicken and rice; they are all mixed with a cooking base which looks like a thicker soup broth with vegetables and spices added. Paella has saffron; as it is already included in the Aneto Seafood Paella base, I didn't need to add any more.

Here are the six easy steps to make an elegant paella with very few ingredients. 

You will need:

1 cup Matiz Paella Rice
1 container of  Aneto Seafood Paella base
2 bell peppers (or vegetables of your choice cut in small pieces)
1 pound of shrimp
1-2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper (if you wish)

Step 1
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a paella pan and let it cook for 3 minutes

Step 2
Add the Aneto base, let it come to a boil

Step 3
Add the rice and let it boil for a few minutes, then turn it down to medium heat

Step 4
Add the shrimp and peppers. Let them cook in medium heat for 20 minutes 

Step 5.
Let it cool for 10 minutes. 

Step 6
Serve in plates and enjoy!