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

David Zinczenko , Peter Moore
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In The 8-Hour Diet, David Zinczenko and Peter Moore present a paradigm-shifting plan that allows readers to eat all the foods that they love, while losing those extra pounds that they hate. But it's so simple it's like clockwork. Literally.

Research shows that by focusing their diet on 8 critical, nutrient-rich Superfoods—and eating as they normally would, but only within an 8-hour window each day—readers really can eat whatever they want, while losing weight faster than they ever imagined. The timing mechanism is such that it 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.

In the book, readers will additionally find motivating strategies, cheating tips for those days when an 8-hour schedule is impossible, a sample eating plan, delicious recipes (of course, rich in Superfoods), an eight-minute daily workout routine to maximize calorie burn, and a bonus workout for those looking not only to lose weight but also to tone their bodies. The 8-Hour Diet promises to strip away unwanted pounds, and to give readers the focus and willpower they need to reach all of their goals for weight loss (and otherwise).

About the Author

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

PETER MOORE is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Belly Prescription. He is a National Magazine Award winner and editor of Men’s Health.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 4 2013
By Bj
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This book is awesome. It gives you everything you need to follow through with your diet. This book really works.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well, it's a great diet that has changed my life, but... Dec 30 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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First and foremost, intermittent fasting has changed my life for the better. I first learned about fasting through the website about 2 years ago, which led me to Brad Pilon's "Eat, Stop, Eat" program around the same period. Since then, I've lost at least 60lbs and have kept it off. I'm more active then ever thanks to intermittent fasting, calisthenics and Brazilian jiujitsu. If you're looking for a sustainable nutrition program that is painlessly easy and healthy, then intermittent fasting is exactly what you want.

Having said all that, "The 8 Hour Diet" was [allegedly] stolen from, Martin Berkhan's website. He has been writing about the 16/8 fasting diet for years, which in turn has turned the bodybuilding world upside down. He has changed countless amounts of blog and forum members lives with his methods. It's a shame "The 8 Hour Diet" makes no mention of him or his website.

So, if you're interested in this book, check out for original (and FREE!) version of the diet.

My actual review of this book below.

The book is about abstaining from any calories for 16 hours then feeding for 8 hours every day. One thing I did not like was how the author routinely uses research from alternate day fasting (which requires fasting for 24-36 hours, every other day) in order to support the 16/8 diet. It's possible that 16 hours is not enough time for the body to receive the same benefits as going 24-36 hours every other day would.

Typical of Rodale Publishing, in my opinion, there are numerous grammatical and punctuation errors throughout the book. However, this does not take away from the reading experience; still a decent read (despite being [allegedly] stolen from Martin Berkhan).

In closing, if you're interested in learning more about intermittent fasting before buying this book, head over to the following websites for everything you would ever need to know. If after that time you still want this book, then go ahead and order it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Jan. 2 2013
By Austin - Published on
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After seeing some of the strange negative reviews on here I had to add my 2 cents! This is a great program that works. If you commit you will lose weight and you will feel better. If you decide to go with this diet approach please know the first couple days are kind of tough but once you get over that hurdle this approach is actually very liberating (no more worrying about points, carbs, fats, calories, magical food combinations...etc etc etc). I took the time to give this a good review because the negative reviews all seem to be sketchy advertisements for similar diet approaches (notice they all suspiciously point to the same website). Don't let the negative "reviews" frighten you. This is a solid program that will work. Of course this concept is nothing new but when you think about it pretty much every "new" diet is a reincarnation of a diet that is already in existence. This book presents the concept of intermittent fasting in clear and concise way and does a great job backing up the concepts in this book with research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Fit For Me Jan. 22 2013
By T. Brannen - Published on
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I have a general history of exercising and eating well. I have a great personal knowledge of fitness and nutrition. Since having kids and being a stay-at-home mom, I've had a hard time sticking with an exercise plan and healthy eating. I've found myself in the cycle of being stressed out and tired, so I sit around all day and eat and read when I have a minute to spare. This in turn makes me tired, sluggish, and more stressed out.

My personal diet history since having kids has been cutting calories and exercising more. Pretty standard. I have a problem sticking to a restricted calorie diet. I get hungry, dizzy, cranky and eventually just cave in and give up because I feel so guilty for my indulgences.

I have been a lifelong breakfast eater and would be the first one to preach the breakfast gospel. I have to say that through process of elimination, I had begun to cut back on my breakfast and delay it just because I found that no matter what, how much, or when I ate I would ultimately eat the same amount the remainder of the day. This was a logical way to cut calories. It never occurred to me to skip breakfast because we all know that it is WRONG.

This book is loaded with legitimate scientific and clinical studies. I thought I'd give it a try. The premise of the book is that you have 8 hours to eat "whatever you want" (provided you cover the 8 power foods), then fast for 16 hours. You should get 8 minutes a day of cardio before you eat. If you do this a minimum of 3 days a week, it is supposed to produce results.

I took the plunge. Skipping, or really DELAYING breakfast is much easier than I ever would have dreamed. I get up at 6, have 2 cups of coffee, and 2 glasses of water. After getting everyone ready for school and work, I squeeze out my 8 minutes of cardio. I eat breakfast at 11. I eat my last meal at 7.
I find that if you work in the power 8 and eat in the time confines, it really is easy. I focus on healthy foods and drink my 8 glasses of water a day. I find I don't have time to overeat, because I am pretty much always full from my meals. After 7, if I feel a craving, I have a cup of tea.

In full disclosure, I have been monitoring my calories (between 1200 and 1700) and cutting out all processed foods. I have been including raw foods, juicing, and smoothies. I eat meat, cookies and have an occasional drink-- I haven't been a COMPLETE martyr. :) I have been trying to do this 7 days a week. I haven't managed to get in more than a few very moderate workouts aside from my 8 min. of cardio. Once I found my groove (in the second week) I lost 4 lbs and 1% body fat. That was all in just one week. This is the best result I've had in a year with my other diet attempts. I feel FANTASTIC. I have great energy, I'm in a great mood, and I don't have cravings. I'm sticking with this. ABSOLUTELY.
80 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is the Real Deal Jan. 3 2013
By LovingLife1 - Published on
I ordered this book about two weeks ago, but decided to wait until after the holidays to start the program due to parties, out-of-town guests, etc. Today marked exactly one week that I have been doing the plan and so far I have lost 7 pounds,I have much more energy, and those late night cravings have went away! I no longer have to obsess over calories, points, what to eat and what not to eat. This book does an awesome job of making weight loss simple. It is very well written and easy to follow. It's just like you're having a conversation with the author. I noticed that this book has been accused of stealing from a company called LeanGaines, but I didn't see it that way. The author made several mentions to the fact that intermmitent fasting is nothing new and has been around for a long time. At no time does he credit himself for this eating schedule. He states clearly that he heard about it and tried it and it worked so well for him that he wanted to share it with others. I feel the author's goal in this book was just to break it down and explain why it works and to give tips and advice on how to get started and maintain on the program. Just try it for a week and see for yourself, don't take anyone else's word. You won't regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Use some common sense while using this book Jan. 6 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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I follow the low carb/Primal form of dieting, and so I am familiar with the concept of intermittent fasting and However I decided to go ahead and buy this book because it looked like a good read and truthfully I find a strange website. For the past week I have taken my low carb/primal way of eating and followed the 8 hour (IF) window. I can honestly say I feel so much better giving my body the rest from food during those 16 hours. Could I get all of this information on my own without buying the book, of course. However, I think for the average reader out there, this book is very helpful in explaining the science behind IF. I have lost more weight this week following the 8 hour window, and I eat from 12 noon till 8pm. I don't think one can really eat "anything" they want and still lose lots of weight, but if one really thinks they can, then most likely they just won't gain more weight which of course is a good thing too. My recommendation is eat the superfoods that the author suggest, stay away from the junk at least most days, and you will lose and feel so much better giving your body those 16 hours to digest and rest. Happy reading!
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