The 8-Hour Diet: Watch the Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat!

The 8-Hour Diet: Watch the Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat!

by David Zinczenko, Peter Moore

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A paradigm-shifting diet plan that allows you to eat anything you want, as much as you want—and still strip away 20, 40, 60 pounds, or more.

After conducting extensive research at the Salk Institute and the National Institute on Aging, poring over copious amounts of new research in intermittent fasting, and engaging 2,000 people for a test panel, bestselling authors David Zinczenko and Peter Moore determined that people 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 your metabolism so that you 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, you can build in a second layer of protection against Alzheimer's, heart disease, and even the common cold.

In the book, you 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 you the focus and willpower you need to reach your goals for weight loss and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609615918
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 201,595
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

DAVID ZINCZENKO is the New York Times bestselling author of Eat This, Not That!, Cook This, Not That!, and The New Abs Diet. He is the former editor in chief of Men's Health.

is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Belly Prescription. He is a National Magazine Award winner and editor of Men's Health.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vii


8 Hours to the Body You Want! viii

The 8-Hour Diet Cheat Sheet xx

Chapter 1 The Groundbreaking Science Behind the 8-Hour Diet xxii

Chapter 2 How the 8-Hour Diet Will Change Your Body 14

Chapter 3 Longer Life, Stronger Mind 32

Chapter 4 Fast Questions, Fast Answers 54

Bonus Chapter! Turn Any Diet into an 8-Hour Diet 64

Chapter 5 The 8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day 70

Chapter 6 The 8-Hour Sample Eating Plan 96

Chapter 7 The 8-Hour Diet Cheat Plan 104

Chapter 8 The 8-Minute Recipes 118

Chapter 9 Change Your Mind to Change Your Body 172

Chapter 10 The 8-Minute Workouts 192

Bonus Workout Chapter The 8-Minute Maximum Fitness Plan 226

Index 262

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The 8-Hour Diet: Watch the pounds disappear, without watching what you eat! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 This book is a great read. This book reminded me of everything I believe in about the body's need to rest and not constantly be working day and night to process food. But, I also believe that you should eat better when you do eat. That is why I'd also recommend that people read another book that I saw floating around on BN called “The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution.” I bought it thinking what more could yet another diet book tell me about losing weight, but it proved to be an eye opener about eating healthier. The chapter in “The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution” on what is in the foods that we eat every day is shocking. I'll never eat anything with “carmine” in it again. I already gave up hot dogs and now I understand why. If you are serious about losing weight, consider both books. 
88flavors More than 1 year ago
The 8 Hour Diet works on the premise that you eat healthy foods for 8 hours of a day and for 16 hours you do not eat. What a great reminder that the all day munch fest is not necessary. I was skeptical but decided to give it a try. I appreciated that I could eat foods I like rather than spending excessive amounts of time and money preparing meals that seem fussy or too much trouble. The power foods and fat busters were easy to incorporate into the day's plan with choices that I like as well. I found 8 minutes of exercise in the morning completely manageable even for a slouch like myself, no need for excuses with this one. I found it no problem to stop eating for 16 hours, however the book offers a vast number of suggestions to distract yourself if you find it difficult. At the end of the first week I am down 1 1/2 pounds. A reasonable rate of weight loss for minimal changes to my life. I recommend The 8 Hour Diet because it makes sense and is easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About the concept...I totally believe in this. I have long known that for myself, if I don't have a 14 hour fast, I will gain weight. The proof is in the 13 pounds I have put on in the last year. I went off of my normal routine and now I'm battling. If I can do 14 hours, I can do 16.  About the book....Easy and understandable with a couple of giggles thrown in. I didn't like how he presented the Atkins Diet in” 8 hour Atkins”. Atkins is not all meat all the time. However, I think that this is good to try for people who struggle to follow a food restricted plan. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of information, this could help alot of people who have trouble sticking to a diet. I have 14% body fat and im content with that. I will however do this for all the other health benifits.
sciencegal82 More than 1 year ago
Great descriptions of the science behind the concept. Tried it for a week and have lost 4 lbs. First day was hard but then it got easier. I have T2D and was worried about its effect on my blood sugars, but they are actually better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Time will tell. But I have just finished reading the book and I am giving it a shot. The arguments for intermittent fasting seem reasonable, and I need to lose some pounds. I am ready to give the 8- Hour Diet a serious try. Will update in a month.
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I wanted to believe this could work for me. After one week I hadn't lost a pound. During the second week I lost a pound, then gained it back the next day. The second week I lost a pound, then gained it back. The only reason I stuck with the plan longer was that it seemed to quell my cravings. I found the plan easy to stick to. But after 4 weeks of sticking to the plan ( with only 2 days of not eating on the plan - they say you only have to do it 3 days a week and still lose weight)my net weight loss was zero. Maybe this will work for some people, but I guess the old adage is true: Anything that sounds too good to be true probably is too good to be true. Some nice healthy recipes in the book, but plan doesn't work at all for weight loss.
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After the many pages of biology class you have to read, you finally get the entire diet which is basically eat anything you want for 8 hours then "fast' for the remaining 16 to allow your body to feed off it's fat reserves. While I did watch my calories, I gained 4 pounds! I gave it 1 star because I enjoy Mr. Zinczenko's "Eat This, Not That" books and this finally made me stop the insanity of looking for a quick fix.
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I have following this diet for a week - only eating during the 8 hour window, eating the power foods, doing the short HIIT exercise and I gained 3 pounds! Going back to Weight Watchers. That is the only thing that works for me.
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