The 8 Hour Diet – all the secrets!

Posted on Sat April 13, 2013 in Vaalnest Spa & Health.

Have you heard about The 8 Hour Diet? Today I will share all the secrets!
At Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at Vaal Marina, Vaal Dam we love interacting with guests and we know dieting is one of the favorite topics of people living in the fast lane. This is an interesting eating plan I came across while doing research. Hope you find it interesting/helpful. Let me know if it works!
The 8 Hour Diet is the latest weight loss plan from David Zinczenko the author of the best selling book EAT THIS NOT THAT.
The key to the 8 Hour Diet is only consuming calories within an eight hour window each day.
8 Hour Food Window: All of a dieter’s daily calories must be consumed only during his/her predetermined 8 hour eating window. For example, if your calorie window is from 9am to 5pm, you must eat during that time period only.
There are no forbidden foods on The Eight Hour Diet, but Zinczenko does advise that this diet is not an excuse to overeat. Portion size must still be considered.
Delay Breakfast
Dieters should delay eating breakfast until the beginning of their food window. For example, If you can’t start eating until 10am, Zinczenko recommends starting the day with a cup of tea, water, or coffee and doing some light exercise before any calories are consumed. (similar to 6 Weeks to OMG Diet)
Eat as Often as You Want
Snacks can be eaten as often as a dieter wants as long as all eating is within the 8 Hour Diet window.
Portion size should be considered when choosing snacks.
Supercharge the Diet
The 8 Hour Diet shows dieters how choosing 8 healthier power foods instead of processed and refined foods can dramatically increase the effectiveness of the diet and the dieter’s overall good health. The book gives suggestions on how to easily incorporate these foods into the diet.
Sample Meal Plan
Upon Rising
Water, coffee, or tea
Breakfast(10am)
Oatmeal with blueberries and maple syrup
Coffee, tea, or water
Snack
1 granola bar
Lunch
2 slices of pizza
1 8oz bag of potato chips
1 apple
Snack
1 fudge brownie
Dinner(6pm)
Grilled Salmon Steak
Baked sweet potato w/butter
1 cup of broccoli
½ cup ice cream
Only 8 Minutes of Exercise
To be successful on the 8 Hour Diet just eight minutes of exercise is required to to turbocharge the fat burning process.
Pros
A non-restrictive weight loss plan.
Intermittent fasting has shown good results.
Healthy foods encouraged.
Good for those who struggle with giving up favorite foods.
Calories are consumed while people are most active.
Cons
Unhealthy processed foods aren’t forbidden.
Some may still overeat on the 8 Hour Diet.
Not suitable for those with unstable blood sugar.
8 minutes of exercise is inadequate for overall fitness.
Fasting For 16 Hours Could Help
The 8 Hour Diet may be a good starting point for those that have been unsuccessful at losing weight with other diets.
This diet is easy to implement and requires very little lifestyle change. By training your body to eat for 8 hours and fast for 16 hours, less calories should theoretically be consumed and your body will have more time to burn fat for energy.