food · Health and Wellness · Uncategorized

Always Eat After 7pm Week 3

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

Hey guys! If you all have been keeping up with the latest challenge I am back with an update!( I’m so excited)   If you missed out, don’t worry you can always catch up! Here are posts 1 and 2.

 I stated in my first post that my goal from this whole thing was to get back on my healthy habits and curate a routine for myself!  I’ve for sure accomplished that. I have a new routine of eating and I am eating after 7pm, which I told you guys is usually when I am up a lot of the nights as a creative! 

The awesome thing about “Always Eat After 7 PM” by Joel Marion is that while this is a lifestyle change it’s very easy to follow with all of the meal planning as well as  the recipes!  ( The No bake Salted Caramel bars are sooo sooo good) 


I also liked that my eating isn’t aligned with the everyday way of eating. “Going without breakfast is part of intermittent fasting (IF), also called time-restricted feeding (TRF). IF is a pattern of food consumption that cycles between fasting and eating in specific time periods. There are various ways to do it; one of the most common is the 16/8 protocol, which involves 16 hours of fasting—typically done overnight—with an 8-hour window in which to eat each day.”

This has  for sure helped me keep my weight controlled and since I’m only eating the foods laid out in the book, I can see a difference in my overall feeling. I’m more aware of net garbs, good fats and how each type of food controls my hormones.  I’ve also liked how the book gives options for going out to eat because they know that at some point we will still take part in the social gatherings and outings we love! 

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“The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.”  Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.

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. 

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

Would you try this?

Tracking PixelXoxo,Arella 

chicago · Events · Fashion · food · Uncategorized

The Recap: African Festival of the Arts

Every year The African Festival of the arts puts on a amazing mix of fashion, food and live music during the weekend of Labor Day and it holds a special place in my heart as a summertime Chicago staple.

I go to find unique pieces for my closet and I love supporting the local artists from all over. Some of the best items to get at the fest, Art Work ( Mind Blowing) and Accessories ( I always grab earrings).

With foods from all over you can try lots of amazing traditional foods and also some cool new options. I’ve been going to the African Festival of the Arts for years and I always opt for trying something new, that didn’t change this year.

Food gets me excited.

My Girl Cherita from Beauty Marked Vintage enjoyed the #AFAchi30

Vegan “shrmp”from good2go

Along with seeing the culture, seeing the look and enjoying the #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy energy you can always count on a dope musical lineup.

After the show I can’t stop playing his new song BGM ( Black Girl Magic)

This year had headliners Wale and Rotimi (If you follow my Instagram you know Rotimi and I go together. Just Kidding.🤪

Connect with The African Festival of the arts and head out next year!

Have you been?

XOXO, Arella