I’m trying this new diet because last year I lost a little bit of weight when I started running, but then life events kind of stopped that progress, and then came the holidays and now I’m back to square one. So with this diet I can eat whatever I want, but only for eight hours.
My mom heard about it while watching Good Morning America or the Today Show (can’t remember which one), and she told me about it. It happens to be a book from bestselling authors David Zinczenko and Peter Moore. They did the Eat This, Not That books.
Here’s a little description of the book that I pulled from Amazon:
“After visits to world-renowned researchers at the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, California, and the National Institute on Aging, in Baltimore, and completing interviews with a dozen other clinical experts—plus poring over the copious amounts of new research in the fascinating field of intermittent fasting, Zinczenko and Moore came up with a plan that they themselves tried, and they engaged 2,000 people for a test panel. Based on their interviews, research, and test panel results, they determined that readers can lose remarkable amounts of weight eating the foods they like best—as long as they eat within a set 8-hour time period. Fasting is, of course, an ancient spiritual and health practice, but it’s also a way to sidestep many of the ills of the modern world—including diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive impairment.
Zinczenko and Moore demonstrate how simply observing this timed-eating strategy, even just three days a week, will reset a dieter’s metabolism so that he or she can enter fat-burning mode first thing in the morning—and stay there all day long. And by focusing on eight critical, nutrient-rich Powerfoods, readers build in a second layer of protection against Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even the common cold.
In the book, readers will find motivating strategies, delicious recipes, and an 8-minute workout routine to maximize calorie burn. The 8-Hour Diet promises to strip away unwanted pounds and give readers the focus and willpower they need to reach their goals for weight loss and life.”
So there you have it. The eight hour diet. Doesn’t sound too hard if I only need to do it three days a week. My goal is to do it four days a week. I know that the days I have work and school will be hard to stick to eating for only eight hours. Luckily that only happens two days a week, giving me five days to play around with.
What do you think? Have you ever tried a diet like this before? What works for you when watching your weight?