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My Experience With the 8-Hour Diet

Updated on April 17, 2017
Week 1 - The 8 Hour Diet.  Eat what you like for 8 hours and fast the other 16.
Week 1 - The 8 Hour Diet. Eat what you like for 8 hours and fast the other 16.

The 8-Hour Diet Basics

The 8-hour diet was designed with the idea that the body was designed to run best with periods of eating followed by periods of fasting. With this particular plan it's 8 hours eating and 16 hours fasting.

  • All of the person's daily calories are to be consumed ONLY during the 8-hour period. That period can be chosen to best suit the dieter, so you can eat from 12-8 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whatever hours you feel would work best with your schedule.
  • You can eat whatever you want on this diet. No foods are forbidden. Just eat your normal meals (example breakfast and lunch) and make sure you eat an appropriate portion. Don't overdo it and don't binge.
  • Avoid sugary beverages and do not consume empty calories in drinks.
  • The dieter should try to get some exercise in before the eating window begins. This supercharges fat loss.
  • Drink lots of water whenever you like. You can (and should!) drink water during the 16 fasting hours.
  • Eat as many of the "power foods" as possible to increase weight loss.

Why I Chose to Do the 8-Hour Diet

I thought this would be a good start to my "52 Diets in 52 Weeks" challenge. This diet is one of those diets that you don’t believe will work because it seems too easy. The main idea is that you eat normally for eight hours a day and then you don’t eat at all (or fast) the other 16 hours. They also suggest you exercise for eight minutes before breaking the fast. Doing this mini-workout is supposed to help super-charge fat burning.

It all makes sense. If you’re eating in just an eight hour window you are going to eat less than you would if you were eating for 16 hours a day and fasting for 8. At this point in my life, I’m eating when I wake up, right before I go to sleep, and way too much in between!

The science is there for this diet. There’s a lot of research that says this is a more natural way for humans to eat. Think of the hunt and the daily kill. Early man probably didn’t eat until he made his kill for the day or collected the food to be eaten. There weren’t a lot of food storage opportunities. So everyone probably did some sort of exercise before eating and then ate a big meal later in the day and ate their fill.

If you exercise before you eat for the day, it makes sense that it would super-charge your fat loss. If you haven’t eaten for 16 hours, then you aren’t going to have any calories from food remaining in your system, so your body will have no choice but to burn its fat stores while you exercise. Eight minutes is really the minimum amount of time you should exercise. I believe that if you can handle more than you should do more, but listen to your body. If you’re feeling dizzy or run down, keep the workout short and simple

Back when I was skinny (about 75 lbs lighter than I am today!) I found that when I ate breakfast, I ate more all day long and gained weight, but when I skipped breakfast, I ate less and lost or maintained my weight. I have done a diet similar to this before by simply not eating until lunch every day. It’s been a long time since I’ve followed that pattern or even paid that close attention to my weight, hunger, or eating habits. But I do believe going back to that method will be beneficial for me and an easy way to transition into a year of dieting. I’m excited to see where my results are at the end of the week.

This diet also has some other things in it, like foods to eat that are supposed to boost your metabolism and some other things that are supposed to make the diet even more effective, but I’m really just going to do the basic diet. From the online reviews I’ve read on this diet, it works, and it’s a favorite diet of many fitness buffs.

Results: I Lost Almost Six Pounds

  • Day 1: 200.5 lbs (Yikes! Up 23 lbs. in 6 months!)
  • Day 7: 193.6

My Experience

January 2 - I've been on the diet for two days and I must say that it's about the easiest "diet" I've ever been on. I didn't break my fast until 2:00 p.m. Then I had some nachos at 2:00. For dinner I had two tacos at 6:00 p.m. and at 9:00 p.m. I had about half a bag of cheesy popcorn. I had no hunger or anything. On January 1 it was easy too, and I had some frozen pizza for a late lunch and some turkey and stuffing for dinner. Half a piece of pie in between.

Honestly, I don't feel like I'm eating any different than I usually do, but I am. I'm eating quite a bit less because I eat for eight fewer hours a day. Even though I'm eating the same stuff and the same amount of stuff as I would for lunch and dinner, I'm still probably eating half as much as before! The best part is I don't feel hungry or deprived or even like I'm on a diet at all. You can't beat a diet that doesn't feel like I diet. Even though I don't feel like I'm dieting, I do believe I will lose a decent amount of weight this week. I'll let you know the results on the morning of the 8th!

January 4 - I'm enjoying all the comments on the bottom of the page. Like another reader I am finding that I feel less bloated and lighter in general. I wasn't going to weigh myself until the week was over, but I couldn't help but weigh myself this morning. I'm down 5 lbs! That was very easy!

I was very hungry this morning. That's the first time I've been hungry. I didn't eat very much yesterday. My 8-hour window closed and we had company there, so I didn't really get to eat my evening meal. I had a little bit to eat before the company came. Now it's 3:30 in the afternoon and I still haven't eaten because my "window" didn't open up until 2 and I've been at work. Although at this point I'm no longer feeling hungry, so I must not have been as hungry as I felt this morning. I probably won't get a chance to eat now until around 7PM. So that will be over 24 hours fasting.

There was a lady who commented who seemed to think this diet is disgusting and said what good is it if you are still eating cheese laden pizza. Well, for one thing, I was eating cheese laden pizza anyway. Now I'm eating LESS cheese laden pizza. There has to be some health benefits to that, right? haha

I actually believe this diet has a lot more to offer than a gimmick; it "rests" your digestive system, you eat less, and you are more aware of the fact that you weren't actually eating from real "hunger" before you started this diet. That's been the revelation for me. I wasn't actually hungry when I was eating first thing in the morning every day. Why stuff calories in a body that isn't asking for them? It's nice to learn that you can go quite a long stretch "fasting" without feeling any serious hunger pangs. I really feel a bit more in control of my hunger now.

At any rate, eating fewer hours a day isn't going to hurt me. There will probably be many diets that are much worse that I will try in my 52 diets in 52 weeks experiment! And I do wish that I could afford a trainer and a gym membership and all of those nice things that keep the wealthy in shape, but with 4 kids and a couple of mortgages, that's not going to happen for me! For all those trying this diet; good luck to us all! Hope you find weight loss painless and simple this time around!

The Results of the 8-Hour Diet

So my first week of 52 diets in 52 weeks was a lot of fun. I didn't expect much out of the 8 hour diet. I mainly picked that diet so I could sort of ease into the idea of dieting while not drastically changing what I eat, just when I eat.

I found the diet to be supremely easy to follow. There was really only one day where I even felt hungry during my 16 fasting hours. That being said, it's hard to expect much in results. I still ate pizza and had a cheeseburger, but I did almost no snacking because during my usual snacking hours my "window" was closed, and when my window was open, I didn't snack much either because I had either just had lunch or dinner.

During the diet I felt better. I felt less bloated and heavy. I had more energy and felt better in general. Because I didn't feel so full and sluggish all the time I was in a better mood and did more things around the house. I also got more sleep. This was a strange side effect. You see, I used to wait for my kids and husband to go to bed and have a snack and a soda. But since I couldn't do that, I was sleeping before midnight most nights while before I was awake until nearly 2 due to not being tired.

The verdict: A great diet. It offers many health benefits for those who have pretty awful diets like me. For someone who is already healthy and not snacking very much I imagine the weight loss won't come off as fast as it has for me, but it still would have the other benefits. Not having that heavy morning meal is great. The body adjusts easily and quickly and the morning hunger can be quickly quenched with a glass of water and a task that takes your mind off of the hunger.

Results - Start - 200.5 (BMI 31.5) 5'7"

Finish - 193.6 (BMI 30.3)

I think the nearly 7 lbs I lost speak for themselves! You certainly can lose weight effortlessly by simply adjusting your eating schedule. I am sad to move on to a new diet today, but I definitely believe this is a diet I will come back to in years to come when I need to lose a few pounds!

Footnotes:

I haven't done this diet in a couple weeks, but it's still my favorite. I really enjoy reading everyone's comments and I wish there was a way that I could make the comment section even more interactive for all of you.

For those of you on the 8 hour diet I want to just comment on one thing. Those of you having milk or creamer in your morning coffee are greatly inhibiting this diet's ability to do it's magic. The big thing is that after your body burns up all your calories it goes into Ketosis and starts burning fat. As soon as you consume calories again it quits burning fat. That's why this diet works. Even the small amount of calories in your coffee can sabotage this diet. You will likely still lose, but not as quickly as if you hadn't had those calories. If you are okay with your weight loss, then I wouldn't worry about it, but if you want lose more or faster, cut out the morning creamer or milk, or the coffee all together. As a caffeine addict, I feel your pain though!

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      foxpro 17 months ago

      I was on the 8 hour diet for 18 months and at the end went back to my old weight because I was so hungry I kept eating right before bed.

      This diet made me too hungry. I am now trying the weight watchers diet and am not hungry. I think weight watchers is much better. You can eat all the fruit and vegetables you want.

      I lost 5 pounds in 8 days. However, I also upped my steps per day by doing running in place which probably helped. I noticed that people who run are generally thin so there might be something to it. I have been doing around 17,000 steps most days for the past week.

      I would not recommend the 8 hour diet. You can now do on on line weight watchers diet for $20 per month. You can weight yourself by yourself too.

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      foxpro 23 months ago

      Hi,

      Stop drinking alcohol too!!! This is important I think. Alcohol makes you hungrier for sweets.

      Another thing I found out about myself is that I have sleep apnea. This is when you stop breathing during sleep. My father just found out he has it too and he is 87 years old. Basically it means you are tired no mater how much you sleep. When you are tired you will eat. My father would fall asleep talking to people between sentences. Being tired robs you of willpower. I would fall asleep at work at my desk....

      My weight kept going up even though I was eating just 2 meals. So for the past 2 or 3 weeks I have also stopped drinking my 1 beer per day and have lost 3.5 pounds.

      For some reason after having stopped drinking I can resist that big chocolate chip cookie I always have at lunch.

      If I ever get really hungry before lunch I eat a few peanuts. This is hardly ever though. I do have a lot of milk with coffee in the morning and sometimes eat before bed.

      I still think this is a good diet and would recommend it. However, if you are not losing weight you may need to try something else.

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      coalsmom 3 years ago

      My 32 yer old son and I started this diet last year. Now my 35 year old son is trying it. I stopped, but am going to start again. If nothing else, you feel in control of your eating. Good luck, krina. May your success continue.

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      krina 3 years ago

      I'm on my second week of this diet and I'm already down 7 lbs!! the first few days-week I was starving and didn't have as much energy, but on week two my body is adjusting good and I don't feel really hungry during my off times and feeling pretty good energy wise.. I do sometimes get the munchies at night, but I'll a bottle of water and feel pretty good! My hours are 10-6

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      foxpro 3 years ago

      Chris,

      Sorry, I still cannot get the app to work? I have an iTouch and not an iPhone which is maybe the reason.

      Congratulations to Grumpy for losing 14 pounds!!

      I am still on the diet but am eating too much and have gained a few pounds back. All in all I still like it.

      Also, I think the post from Sandra is an ad and should be deleted.

      Thanks and keep working on the app Chris and I will try it again.

      Foxpro

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      ksb111 3 years ago

      WoW Grumpy...good for you. I've slacked off in the last few months. Reading your post ...think I will get back on track. Time to get the book back out again. 12 pounds is what I lost also and kept it off....but want to lose another 12 and I will be satisfied. I try to get 10,000 steps in daily and that really makes a difference. Hard to do in winter though since I walk outside. Keep posting.....

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      Chris 3 years ago

      Hey there, hi Foxpro,

      are you still sticking with the 8 / 16 hour diet?

      In the mean time I fixed a bunch of nasty bugs, changes are that the app will work great for you now:

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/8-16-hours-diet/id...

      Please let me know how you like the new version :)

      Cheers

      Chris

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      Grumpy 3 years ago

      I've been on this 8hr diet for 4 weeks now, and I've lost 12 pounds. So far so good :)

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      ponchy99 3 years ago

      Wow Foxpro admire your tenacity. I have been off it for some time now. I have not weighed myself lately, but still fit in my clothes. Maintaining weight can be difficult, glad that you are succeeding.

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      foxpro 3 years ago

      Hi,

      I have been on the 8 hour diet for exactly 1 year now and have kept the original weight off. I lost around 12 pounds and pretty much kept it off.

      The 8 hour diet worked out well during the holidays. Last year I put on 10 pounds or so. This year I only gained 4 pounds and I have pretty much lost the extra weight already. I had eaten too many cookies. This diet does work, of course you need to exercise too and eat right. I try to stay away from soda, skip the sugar in my coffee, and I eat salads with chicken or some protein for lunch. Anyway this is what works for me.

      Also, for exercise I have started using Indian Clubs for the past 5 weeks. Look them up in you tube. I find they help relax my shoulders and for whatever reason I like using them. You just swing them around. For example, use them as if you were playing tennis, golf, jump roping, lacrosse, you get the point. They are kind of expensive though. I have 1 set of 2 lbs. and 1 set of 4 lbs.. Also, you need to be careful using them so you don't swing them into a child, pet or anyone nearby.

      Good luck to every in 2014.

      Foxpro

      Chis,

      I tried the app but it crashed.

      Sorry for the late reply.

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      Chris 3 years ago

      Hi Foxpro,

      how is it going? Are you still sticking with the diet?

      Have you had a chance to give the app a test drive? :)

      Cheers

      Chris

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      foxpro 3 years ago

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for writing the app, I will have to check it out.

      I have been on this diet for 8 months now. I have lost around 12 pounds and been able to keep the weight off. I still get a little hungry in the morning but like being able to eat some ice cream and cookies and and not gain weight. I even went on a cruise and did not gain any weight. I stayed away from bread and tried to eat massive veggies.

      I keep reading that skipping breakfast is the worst thing but this is the only way I can loose and maintain my weight.

      I think that trying to lose weight by doing massive cardio is not the way to go. Whenever I do that I gain weight. I loose weight when I go for sprint type of workouts including weights, pullups, pushups and sprinting on my exercise bike. If anyone knows why this is true let me know.

      Good luck to everyone and keep posting as ksb11 says.

      I still would like to loose 7 more pounds but not really worried about it.

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      Chris 3 years ago

      Hey guys,

      I myself have adapted the 8 hour diet for quite some time now, but always had problems tracking the hours I was allowed to feast and fast.

      Luckily, I know how to create iPhone Apps - so I built an App just for that: Tracking your 8 and 16 hour phases.

      It's for free and really easy to use so I would like to share it with you guys. You can find it by searching for "8 16 hours" in the App Store or go to http://816hoursapp.jimdo.com

      I'm looking forward to your feedback - if you like it please spread the word!

      Cheers

      Chris

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      louis 4 years ago

      hi,

      i'm new to this diet, just started today (doing 10 a.m - 6 p.m)

      i read about this diet on the internet a lot and now finally giving it a shot.

      yesterday, i end my meal at 6:30, so i'll break the fast today at 10:30 (already did, +7 GMT)

      woke up this morning at around 7, a bit hungry but fine still.

      i walk for 25 minutes, i drink lotsa water but am noticing my tummy bloating, is it because of the water? i'm starving from 8 - 10-ish then i break the fast.

      any thoughts? please guide me :)

      thankies

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      ksb11 4 years ago

      Glad to see your post ponch. I haven't

      gained back any of the 12 pounds I lost BUT I want to lose 20 more. I

      still keep the 8 hour fast and I love that part of it. I just need to make

      myself like exercising...I sleep so much better when I do. I have no

      children to chase after anymore as you do. That's plenty of exercise right there.:) So glad to hear you haven't gained any weight back...that's a BIG

      plus. Keep posting...keeps us motivated.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      I have good news and bad news. O.K. bad news first, (During the kids off of school time) my schedule has drastically changed. It's kinda out of whack sooooooooo, I haven't been on this diet and on my regular exercise schedule. The good new is that I haven't gained any weight back. I know that seems unbelievable, but when I stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time in weeks I was shocked myself. I do plan on making myself exercise more, and will get back on diet in about 6 weeks. Hope you all are excelling even with life's ups and downs. Peace.

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      This looks like something I might like. All the smoothie recipes I find

      include yogurt (which I don't care for.). Pineapple with milk....reminds me of DQ's pineapple milkshakes. ::):):) I'll even put the kale and carrot in it. Thanks for the recipe..foxpro.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Hi,

      Yes, drink tea. I think green tea really helps hold off the hunger. After 3 months on the diet I have started to cheat.

      If my weight goes up the previous day from overeating I stick to the diet, however if I know I am going to be very hungry I eat the following for breakfast.

      Note: I removed the peanut butter, it was too many calories. This meal only has around 200 calories in it. Just throw the contents in a blender.

      -Pineapple or apple or banana or 1/2 cup orange juice

      -Large Carrot

      -Handful of Kale or spinach

      -1/2 cup milk

      -enough water to equal total of 2 cups liquid

      Good luck

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      I think you can, as long as you add no sugar to it. I drink herbal teas with no sugar.

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      Alex 4 years ago

      Can you drink green teas out of your 8 hr time

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      It's been about 3 weeks since I weighed and I lost about 2.5 pounds. Just really got back into diet about a week ago after 2 weeks of a crazy schedule with much of that time at hospital duty.

      ksb11 keep up the good work. Exercise has really helped me feel better although I am never too eager to begin. I know it helps with my weight loss too.

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      ksb11 4 years ago

      This plan is easier if one isn't a breakfast eater. So it isn't so hard

      for me to wait until 10 o'clock to eat. The hard part is not eating

      after 6. So I eat a lot of protein for my last meal. I've lost 10 lbs

      when nothing else has ever worked. My stomach has been the

      first to go and I'm so happy about that. Am wearing clothes that

      use to wouldn't go over my stomach. Now if I would just get

      up and go walking instead of sit at this computer.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Hi rbharley, If you could possibly change your 8 hour window about an hour or 2 earlier, this might help. When I first started, it took my body a little time to get used to it. I still get hungry sometimes, but it is easier for me.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Hi,

      If you can stick with diet without feeling too hungry that is great. I lost over 10 pounds with the diet when nothing else worked. After 3 months I stopped losing and am now having a smoothie in the morning as soon as I get up consisting of:

      -Pineapple or apple or banana

      -Carrot

      -Kale

      -Peanut Butter 3 tbl

      -1/4 cup milk

      -8 oz water

      The probably stopped working for me because I was cheating by eating at night before I went to bed. Once again I did lose with diet when nothing else worked.

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      rbharley 4 years ago

      I am on Day two. I am having a hard time in the morning. I do get up do my 10 min walk but when I get to work I tried to keep busy so I won't eat until lunch time. I am really missing not eating in the morning. Any idea for me? I am going to stick with it.

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      mae 4 years ago

      thanks so much for the responses.. i hope to get a good result with this diet. I'll be starting today, I think I'll find the 16-hour fasting easy coz i don't easily get hungry & i really don't eat that much. However, I need to push forward with my exercise pattern. I'll be sending updates next time :}

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      So happy to read the comments of others. My weight loss is slow, about 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. per week, but I am sticking with it. I didn't realize how much of my groceries I was consuming by myself..... especially empty calorie foods. My window is generally 10 to 6, sometimes 11 to 7. I usually break my fast with a stick of string cheese, or greek yogurt. I then eat lunch about 2 pm, and dinner at 5:30 pm. My dinner is pretty light. I work part-time, so if I am home and desire empty calorie snacks, I try to eat them before the dinner hour. I love ice cream, so I bought Klondike bars, as they are measured portions.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Mae, it seems like you are at a healthy weight, but I still think this diet is good for you even it you aren't overweight. I think it will help you maintain.

      Well, I have been at hospital often for the last week sitting with a family member. My eating schedule has been really crazy so I have not even weighed. Once again I plan on getting back on 8 hour diet and regularly exercising. Life with its little turns in the road may make achieving my goal take a little longer, but I am determined to continue on with living healthier.

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      ksb11 4 years ago

      Mae....glad you found this site. I've been doing this for 3 months now ...I even bought the book. I have lost 10 lbs which isn't much but better than I've been in years. The book says to eat the 8 power (?)

      foods and do at least 8 minutes of the exercises shown in the book.

      I haven't done the exercises nor have I eaten all 8 foods everyday. I pick and

      choose. Maybe if I would I might lose more. But I am very happy

      with the 16 hour fasting. My time is between 10 and 6. There are some great comments and suggestions above. There is a lot of encouragement on here. Hope you will keep coming back and sharing.

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      mae 4 years ago

      hi, i was browsing through the net for a perfect diet for a not-so-active person like me.. For the last 3 years of my life, I've somehow done the same thing as this 8-hour-diet does.. I take oats as my breakfast and sometimes w/ lunch (whenever i get hungry), sometimes no lunch at all (im all that lazy). However i never skip my dinner sometimes (still) oats or anything available in my fridge, but that's beyond 8 hours. I don't eat midnight snacks. I don't easily get hungry.. but I never haven't seen changes with my weight. It has been constant since I graduated from college. I've tried exercising and dieting at the same time but I only got to lose 2lbs lol. and it went back again when i stopped. do you think this time it would take effect?even though there has been no drastic change in my weight even with diet and exercise? I'm in my normal weight but i wanted to cut few more pound coz i look so huge with my built even w/o workout. My weight 121 lbs, 164 cm.. i hope to see your response :)

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      I was afraid that I had gained while on a short vacation for four days last week and not following the plan. To my surprise, I had not gained anything. Have to go to a conference this weekend, with a big dinner on Friday night. My two "off days" will be Friday 6 PM until Sunday 6PM, so I should be okay.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      I am down 1/ 2 pound. This week I have really cut down on exercising. Also have eaten way too much sweets. So, I was surprised that I didn't gain a couple of pounds. This coming week, I plan on more exercise and less sweets.

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      appogue 4 years ago

      I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what you've got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. You've got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better? scan your pc

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      I'm glad to see some people still on this diet. Today the scale said I had lost 14.5 pounds. This diet is good at getting you back on track. I slipped up a few days but not eating in the morning got me back on track.

      Good to hear from ksb111, ponchy99, yarnaholic and coalsmom.

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      You all are encouraging to me. I was on vacation for four days and couldn't keep to the plan due to an unpredictable eating schedule set by other people. This is the first diet plan I have ever tried that I am eager to get back into the routine beginning with a 16 hour fast that began at 6 pm. My weight loss is slow, but my motivation to stay with it is high.

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      Yarnaholic 4 years ago

      Still trucking along. Ive lost 16 lbs now. It is a slow and steady drop. A few spikes back up here and there. Spring break was a bad one for me. But all in all. Im so happy to keep sticking with this!

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      In the 3 weeks I have been off the diet, I have lost 1.5 pounds. Well I still kept my 8 hour window about 3 or 4 days a week. Plan on following diet at least 5 days a week now. I am hoping to lose about 10 more pounds and then to maintain. Sometimes, I feel like the turtle in the race but I think I am closing in on the rabbit. :-D

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      Glad to see comments....thought everyone had deserted. I am

      sticking with this also. Am losing slowly....but surely. I have

      been faithful with the window of 10 to 6 for nearly two and half months

      now. I am down 7lbs. Agree with you Ponch.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Foxpro and Coalsmom, I have a lot in common with you in losing slowly but steady. This is the only diet I have been on that I believe I can stay on. So inspired to read your comments. Philippians 4:13 keeps me on track.

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      Ponchy99,

      Since starting the diet mid-January, I am down 14 lbs. I stick to the plan 5 days, and generally have a window of 11AM to 7PM. Easter weekend will be a challenge as I will probably try to eat all the jelly beans my stomach can hold. I may do 6 days this week, and make Sunday my only day "off". My weight loss is slow, but I feel encouraged. My nightly "grazing" has pretty much stopped. If I want some ice cream, I just eat it within the window. I have not felt the need to cheat, but may drink some herbal tea at night.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Ponchy99,

      I enjoy reading people's comments as well. I am losing very slowly now but have lost 12 pounds so far. The other day I played 2 hours tennis in the morning and was so hungry at 12 that I could almost say I was binge eating.

      I think from now on if I am going to do a lot of exercise in the morning I am going to eat a little breakfast.

      I still like this diet and it is the only I have been able to lose any weight lately.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Hey, Did everybody go a.w.o.l? I miss reading your post. Lately, I haven't been very consistent on this diet because I have been stepping it up training for a 10k . The 8 hour window has been a little small for me since some days my training has been before or after that window. Hope to hear from you soon.

      After Easter I will post my weight loss and get back on this diet more consitently. I still follow it 3 or 4 times a week. So, I would really love to hear how you are doing. : )

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      LM,

      This diet only works for me if I also exercise and keep my carbs low.

      If you cannot handle just eating for 8 hours at the start maybe try easing into it; slowing shrinking your eating window.

      For 2 months I was extremely hungry during the last few hours of my fast but now I am totally used to it.

      //

      I was on another diet several years ago and lost 23 lbs by hardly drinking alcohol, eating any sugar and cutting way back on carbohydrates. I am now convinced that carbohydrates are the real enemy. They make you hungry and fat at the same time.

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      johnwells23 4 years ago

      LM what do you mean it this safe?? I think it is a lot safer than eating 20 hours a day or even 12 hours a day. Give it a chance it will work, try and keep away from junk food.

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      LM 4 years ago

      I tried this diet for one day, and I ALREADY feel like it has thrown my metabolism off (which was already extremely slow), and now I feel like I'm gaining weight just by looking at food! This diet MIGHT work for men (they are biologically different, obviously), but it sure as he*l didn't work for me! I have also been trying to find info. anywhere out there on if this diet is safe and/or effective for women to do, and I STILL haven't found anything yet. Good luck!

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      Foxpro, I noticed a similar dramatic gain, water weight I presume, with anything that is salty. For me pizza has the same effect as a salty food. Salty toppings like pepperoni or anchovies, my favorites, make it even worse for me. Funny, just had pizza for lunch too.....two slices plain.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Does pizza increase your weight like crazy or what?

      My weight jumped 1.6 pounds after eating 4-5 slices

      of pizza in 2 days. Maybe I should limit myself to 1 slice.

      Has anyone else noticed this?

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      Yarnaholic 4 years ago

      Skooter, im working on it, we have really foul water so drinking it plain isn't much of an option. I don't much like drinking aspertame. It dosent make me hungry though.

      down another lb this week. Its slow but steady. the only reason i think its not more is because i sawi lost some, and had some twix candies outside my eating window.

      really i think this teaches me to curb my munching and binging and eat less. as im hungry less when i drink tea. Even my husband has been kinda eating on the same schedual as me, switched his coffee for tea and he lost about 20 lbs. Wish i could lose as fast as him hehe. Its ok. slow and steady and it stays off. aiming for 7 more lbs to come off and then i think im going to hold steady at that weight. Im afraid if i loose too much ill be bones.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      After 9 weeks I have lost 11 pounds, I have 9 more pounds to go.

      Good luck to everyone still on this diet.

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      angel 4 years ago

      I thought no one would ever love me because of how over weight I am. Thank to aigbedionspelltemple@gmail.com for helping me,i will always be gratefull to you,....angel

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      ok ponch...holding you to it:):) Congratulations on the 2 lb loss.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Okay I am in my 9th week and I lost the 2 pounds that I gained last week. I have some things coming up in the next couple of weeks so I may not stay on 8 hour diet . If not, i will be back on it after Easter.

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      Skooter 4 years ago

      Yarn, stay away from the crystal light. It always made me so hungry when I drank it all the time. Switch to lemon water, just as good and much more healthy. Drinking crystal light is like drinking diet soda.

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      Another week...no loss.....but I know what I have to do and I'm not

      doing it. I'm eating like crazy BUT staying faithful to the 8 hour

      plan. Not gaining either though so that's something. Been eating out too much and that is not good because all is fast food in my rural area.

      Thanks for posting Yarn....you are an encouragement.

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      kinkyjen007 4 years ago

      First of all congrats to those who this diet is working for. 2nd of all this book is a complete crock of crap and a blatant rip off of Mark Bertin's FREE blog lean gains. For those of you who this diet isn't working for, or even if it is working, go browse his blog. You will find that his protocol is different than what this quack of a DR. is claiming it should be. (Someone who writes for Men's Health should be your first clue that it's a crock of crap) For example Martin explains why cardio is actually detrimental on this program and why you should be doing mainly weightlifting And p.s for women he says that the window should be 14/10. I usually don't comment on anything but firmly believe in Martin's Leangains approach.

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      Yarnaholic 4 years ago

      Mike you are wrong for me.

      I can eat inside 9 hours and be ok. But if i eat Breakfast, or if i eat inside 12 hours then i don't loose weight. So not so much a gimmick for me.

      Either way, it works and i feel good so im going to continue.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      MikeA,

      You are right, however this diet seems to work for me. When I eat breakfast I do not lose weight. Everyone says breakfast is the most important meal but I doing fine even when I skip it.

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      MikeA 4 years ago

      It's a gimmick. If you're eating only your normal meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), appropriate portions, not binging, and staying away from sugary foods, then you're going to lose weight whether you limit yourself to eight hours or not. It's called a sensible diet with the 8 hour part as a gimmick. It's far more likely people will stay on the diet if they eat their normal three meals with small snacks in between and simply stop eating at 8PM (regardless of when they start eating).

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      Yarnaholic 4 years ago

      Slow going, BUT ive gone from 162 to 147 in the last 6 weeks. So im continuing. I am finding that as i stopped drinking tea, i get hungry in the mornings. I hold off on eating till noon or 1, but now im hungry by 10. Ill probably add the tea back in. I Do still drink crystal lite at night, with its 5 calories per serving, and have about 3 servings. But i hvent noticed any difference from when i drink plain water. So i go with the flavored stuff for now.

      Its working. And that is what matters.

      And to be fair.... This week i had one day where i had 3 donuts in a day ( weight didn't budge up or down) and last night i ate 10 rolos outside of my window and i went down a full lb. So cheating happens. Eating out stops the loss. Drinking too much soda stops the loss. Cheating a little, dosent effect me.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      I'm still on this diet, week 8 for me as well ponchy99. I cheat by having milk in my coffee in the morning and eat some cheese before I go to bed when I feeling hungry.

      I now don't feel tired after lunch like I used to before this diet so I think I am getting better at regulating my insulin levels. I am now losing at a very very slow pace but it is still happening. I have lost 9.9 pounds now according to my scale. (174.7 to 164.8)

      Good luck to everyone who is following this diet.

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      Givitago - I'm no expert but, it looks like you are almost in an 8 hour window. I would just be careful that your eating ends within the 8 hours, so if you eat breakfast at 9am and start dinner at 5 pm, maybe your window should be 10am to 6pm, or 9:30 to 5:30. If you want the dessert, you will have to move it back within the window. If nothing else, this diet has put me in control of my constant night-time "grazing".

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Well it is week 8 for me and I gained 2 pounds. I hardly exercised at all this week, so back on the treadmill for me.

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      givitago 4 years ago

      I want to give it a go, but I already eat breakfast around 9 and dinner at 5 everyday, with maybe a small dessert after my kids go to bed. So I'm afraid I will be on of those that gains weight or sees no change at all. Any suggestions on how to adapt it so it works for an already healthy eater who wants to shape up a bit?

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      SML 4 years ago

      Nice blog.. I'm glad I stumbled onto this site. I do plan to try this diet but wanted to comment that I think your Ketosis argument is wrong. I believe it takes 48 hours before the body enter a ketosis state. I done atkins and you can test ketosis with ketostix

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      john wells 23 4 years ago

      I have been on this 8 hour diet and l also started switch breakfast and dinner., for 6 weeks now and l have lost 24lbs.My eating window is 9-5 By eating dinner for breakfast keeps me full all day. I don't eat any junk food at all, drink water and if l get hungry at night I have no salt bullion soup or herb tea. I wait at least 4 hours after my last meal before l go to sleep.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your loss of inches ksb111. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do either, but it is a must to staying healthy. Walking fast is my choice for now. I do love bike riding in the spring and the fall. A great incentive for me is to enter a local race. Feels great crossing that finish line. Hope you can find a way of exercise that you enjoy.

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      Ponch....I'm jealous. I never go off the fast. Stay on all seven days AND

      I've stopped losing. ummmm I think the reason must be I'm not

      exercising enough. I don't like exercising.....but that is probably the

      key. I'm excited for you....keep posting.....very encouraging.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Week 7 -I am down another 1 1/2 pounds. Yes!!!!! Also, I am finding out that a normal week is hard to come by for me. There seems to always be something going on that leads me to go off the diet for a day or two; or to get off my exercise routine during the week. It is exciting to still lose weight in spite of not following this diet to the tee. Hoping for continued success to you who are on this diet.

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      weighing day today. Haven't lost...stayed the same BUT lost one inch in waist and one in hips. So not depressed and kind of excited. Going to try harder this week. This is my 6th week and have lost 6 lbs but only kept off three (: It's encouraging to me to read your posts so thanks everyone. We can do this.

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      coalsmom 4 years ago

      I have been using the diet for 6 weeks and have lost 12 lbs. so far. My window is usually 10 am to 6 pm. I have been using the diet Monday - Friday. On the weekends my eating window may start earlier because my husband cooks breakfast, so I end up with a 14 hour fast, rather than 16. Although I call these my "no diet days", I still stop my eating by 6 PM. If nothing else, my evening grazing has been pretty much eliminated 7 days per week. The structure of the fasting period has been good for me.

      More protein and less carbs would make me more successful. I also have to watch my salt intake, as my weight can vary 3-5 lbs. depending on how much salt I consume during the eating window.

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      I agree with Meggan about a little fat keeping one from hunger.

      But what I do is right before my cutoff time I will drink decaf

      coffee with splenda and whipping creme. It's my dessert and

      also keeps me from feeling deprived the rest of the evening.

      As far as morning goes, I don't have a problem with waiting

      until eleven or even twelve before eating. It is getting easier

      on this 8 hour plan. I'm going to stick with it.

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      Meggan Tropos 4 years ago from United States

      I recently tried this as well and I really liked it - just need to recommit to it. I did read on someone's site that during your "fasting" times, having something that is pure fat is actually a boost. For example, I was trying not to eat until after 11am daily, so I would have a hot tea at 7am with butter and heavy cream in it (really, its very good :) ). Fat in the absence of protein and carbs makes your body learn to burn fat (especially after fasting all night). Well, that's the theory ! And it did make it easier to wait longer for lunch. I love that everyone is trying this - I think I will get back on it too!

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      I like reading what how everyone is doing, it keeps me motivated.

      I have gone from 175 to 166 in about 6 weeks.

      I'm going to try and cut down on the carbs I have been eating. I think after I eat them I get extremely hungry and also don't lose any weight. (maybe gain) I am going to try to eat more protein too.

      My best weight loss days are when I eat salad with chicken for dinner and play a lot of tennis during the day.

      Good luck everyone.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      It is week 6 for me and just getting back from vacation. At least 3 days I did not follow the diet and my work out time was cut short. Still I managed to lose a 1/2 pound. I was really expecting to gain but am so happy with a minimal loss. Total so far is 5 pounds. Really like how easy this diet is to get right back on. Will continue on. It's so good to see your journeys on this diet. I know every diet is not for everyone, but I believe this one is for me. It is definitely not the quickest weight loss I've had, but I know I can stick with it.

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      Starting fifth week. Noon to 8pm is my window. Started at 176 and lost to 170 BUT put three back on. If I eat 8 of the power foods I

      lose. I haven't been doing that. So am starting today to follow

      the instructions. I need to weigh 140 to have a healthy Boby Mass Index.

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      Lori Halk Clark 4 years ago

      I have been doing this diet for a month. I do not follow it on the weekend but I am not pigging out either. I am 5'1'' and hover between 135 and 138. I work out on the treadmill and weights 4 mornings per week. My 8 hour window is noon to 8pm and I have been including the power foods. I have not lost any weight on this diet so far. I will continue it anyway because I have lost a couple inches on my waist and hips and my clothes fit looser. I like the feeling of control on this. Hopefully this will kick in. I am 50 and wonder if my age is part of the problem. Any ideas or suggestions?

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      kidztaxi 4 years ago

      Sorry off the 8 hour diet. Maybe it is due to the age thing (54) Ouch ! Lost two pounds watching carb in take and not going a long period of time without eating. Hey I am

      Greek and my body thought going without food for 16 hours it must be straving and held onto every single calorie I took in. Good luck to all

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Hi Leigh,

      Some good things about this diet is that you can eat what you want. Also, if you eat over your friends house you can be polite and eat what they give you.

      If you exercise along with the diet it appears to work. At first you are starving at the end of the 16 hour fast but after a while you get used to it. Also Leigh saying stupid people is an oxymoron. Yes some people are smarter than others but we are the smartest creatures in the world.

      Leigh, give it a shot. (:

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      Laura 4 years ago

      Our friends just went back to Texas and after almost 10 days of excess, I only gained 1.2 pounds. Not bad. I managed to stay within my window all but 2 days. There were many restaurant meals, one super bowl party, one birthday celebration, a day of lounging on the beach drinking mojitos, and only a small weight gain. And, I'm still on the diet and feeling good.

      One more thing, last night I had some spare time and cooked in advance for a couple of days. Tried a recipe from Food and Wine Magazine for potato salad that substitues Greek yougurt and hummus for mayonnaise. It's awesome! 3/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup hummus, 1 squeeze lemon juice. Add celery, pickle relish, parsley and diced onion to cooked potatoes. Healthy and you would never know the difference.

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      Chris2365 4 years ago from Chico, California

      I'm enjoying this type of eating. I don't obsess, I have a LOT more energy, more time. I can still socialize, etc. without feeling like I'm on a diet. If I truly, truly HAD to eat (feeling hunger out of control, shaky, etc.), well, dude, I'd eat. But I really don't.

      I'm careful about the foods I eat, I don't mindlessly eat through the afternoon - it really is still about calories in, calories out.

      Speaking of which, while I believe food is 90% of the weight loss equation, I am religiously getting in 10,000 steps a day (according to my FitBit) and I've stepped up weight training to three times a week. Besides working off some calories and putting on awesome muscle, exercise makes me more careful about food because I don't want to waste all that work I just put into my body.

      I'm down over 9 pounds so far and it's just the beginning.

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      Leigh 4 years ago

      What a stupid bunch of people! Seriously. Always looking for the next quick weight loss programme..... let's see how long you last on this programme. Oh my gosh!

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      After 5 weeks I have lost 7.5 pounds.

      I notice I seem to only lose weight when I also walk at least 10,000-14,000 steps.

      Yes I am a nerd and carry a pedometer. In addition, if I overeat I will put the weight right back on. Yesterday I had a large sub and a pound I had lost reappeared.

      Good luck everyone!

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      In week 5, I had 2 days that I went astray. The Super Bowl and Birthday Celebrations were the culprit. Surprisingly, I did manage to lose 1 pound. So in total I am down 4 1/2 pounds. Next week I will be on vacation for a couple of days--still hope I manage to lose. Weight is slow coming off for me; but on the upside, I have more energy and it's an easy diet to follow (except on celebration days).

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      hugs 4 years ago

      Ok so...here's my report. And just to refresh your memory--I stayed strictly on the diet as written in the book ( I have read the book) and did the 8hour window 6 days a week--only going off on Sundays but still eating healthy foods. I gained 3 pounds almost immediately ( like the first couple of days) and then after that I didn't lose anything--NOTHING! And although I promised some on the post that I would try it one more week--this past Monday morning when I got out of bed--I was done...no more motivation to continue with the 8hour diet :-(

      I went back to eating as I normally eat...healthy foods...breakfast in the morning, lunch and fruit snack and supper....I've lost the 3 pounds I gained on the 8hour diet. I truly think the 8hour is not for everyone...I too am an older female and maybe that has something to do with it...just as Kim (above) suggested. I'm healthy, active but older--metabolisms change--I wonder if in women more so than in men. Regardless--I've lost the 3 lbs and will continue on my typical, healthy eating plan until I lose the weight I want.

      My best to you all--good health and good eats!

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      msgulliver 4 years ago

      I was 174.6 last week and 175.8 this week. Up over a pound.

      I think this plan works best if you have a daily routine that hardly ever waivers. This week I was up all night filming for three nights in a row, and then that was followed by two mornings in a row where I had to get up at 7:00 a.m. to take our puppy in to be spayed & then pick her up again the next day. No way could I wait until 2:00 p.m. to eat. By the end of those five days, the plan had long gone by the waywide. I have to figure out ahead of time what my week is going to look like and adjust my 8-hrs to better fit those needs.

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      Sandy321 4 years ago

      I have done this diet for 3 weeks and am down 4 to 5 lbs and just love it. Part of the reason it is working that there is no guilt with eating if you stick to the window. Also one has to remember that you can eat anything you want but not everything!!. Also it seems sustainable and we all know that all diets work if you can stick with them. But it is still early days for all of us. Day 3, Week 3 and Month 3 always seem to be hard for me on any program.

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      prairiediva 4 years ago

      My problem with Crystal Light is the artificial sweetener. bad, bad

      google Joel Marion and see what he says

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Kim,

      I think Crystal Light would be fine; I am no expert though. Some people drink green tea.

      I eat 1/2 of Klondike bar every night. So I am not perfect as well.

      Who has been on this diet the longest? I still think it is a good diet after 4.5 weeks. I am eating less food and feeling better.

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      Kim 4 years ago

      Foxpro....thank you for responding to my post!

      Yes, I'm doing both resistance training and cardio. I am probably not paying enough attention to the carbs, but I know my caloric intake is substantially decreased. Maybe I need to cut out the sweet and fight my carb cravings. I just think one sweet per day keeps me from losing my mind during the 16 hour fast. Overall though, I'm feeling wonderful and lighter, even though the scale is not reflecting the same. It didn't take two weeks for me to gain the weight, so I'm not going to expect it to go away in two weeks. Patience!

      One question though, should you read this......In the morning, I drinks tons of water, but I can only do so if I put a packet of Crystal Light (I think they are 5-10 calories) in the water. Is this something I should eliminate?

      Good luck to everyone.....I shall check back often!

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      kphil126....glad you posted. I'm starting on week 4. Reading all of these comments keeps me encouraged. Good luck to all.

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      kphil126 4 years ago

      Today is my second day on the diet. Honestly, it is very easy and I feel lighter maybe because I am being conscientious of what I am eating. I have eaten what I want and I have to say it is so nice not to have to worry! I am trying to get the super foods and protein in just to help it out. Im also trying ot walk before I eat. 5 more days and counting to see the results!

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      This is week 4 for me and I gained 1/2 pound. Overall I lost 3 1/2 pounds for the 4 weeks. I will continue on. This week, I did eat more junk food than usual though.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Kim,

      Keep trying.

      My theory it is good for your willpower anyway.

      Are you doing any resistance training?

      Cutting down carbs?

      Getting 10,000 steps per day?

      Yes 1 bad meal can really set you back. I gained back 2 lbs after a huge meal.

      If you feel better I think you should continue .

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      Kim 4 years ago

      In week 2 on this plan (10 days of eating only in the 8 hour window). In the first two days, I lost .8 pounds. After 10 full days, I gained the .8 back plus .2! I exercise (vigorously) 3-5 days per week. I've been drinking tons of water and eating much less than I normally would. I did eat processed foods over the weekends, but in my 8 hour window. I'm doing salads in the evening, but followed by some sort of sweet to satisfy my craving. I'm eating 2 of the superfoods daily. Beginning to wonder if men have more success on this plan, or, if menopause and hormonal changes are just kicking me too hard. I do find, though....I 'feel' much lighter and more energetic, even though the scale does not reflect the lighter part. I'm less hungry and generally feel better. I'm going to give it another couple of weeks to see if perhaps my body is just adjusting to the change.

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      kphil126 4 years ago

      I've been wanting to try this diet ever since I discovered it at Christmas time. I'm really worried that I won't be able to make the fast but I'm going to try!

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      Audreye Parker 4 years ago

      It's easy to be skeptical like Mat Lauer on Today, or to be the great researcher and check out all the cons instead of getting excited about the pros, but the fact is the old adage "the proof is in the pudding" is all the convincing one needs. Hey ladies! I'm 78 (January 1) and carrying too much for too long. I discovered this 8 hour window plan by accident. But nothing is coincidental in life. I tried it for 2 days, casually. Lo and behold, I wasn't hungry. I waited around to get hungry. That's like the other problem I used to have when I made an effort to worry. Now I started to fret a bit about losing the desire to eat - after all, I'm - well not old but. It seems that the body heaves a sigh of relief when you start to eat as humans should. I used to have a thoroughbred callled Bailey. I've studied and loved horses a long time. In the wild, they walk and graze and drink and keep on walking. They only gallop if they think there is a predator around, and then they retire to a safe distance and go on walking, eating, drinking. Then we take these beautiful creatures, put them in a stall, and feed them 2 huge meals a day. They are hungry and can't wait for that second meal. Now human grazing - on anything, any time, anywhere, is out for me. This 8 hour plan is perfect. This morning I ordered the book from Amazon. I'm going to walk 10 minutes 2 x day. I stand up rather than sit down. I pace. I limit TV watching on my new Sony 40" per eve - one or two movies. I'm an artist and I have always stood up to paint. You burn energy that way. Discovering this 8-hour plan has revolutionized my thinking. This article is very helpful and reinforces my opinion that the 8 hour eating is the secret. I don' see it as a diet or even a plan, I see it as a newly discovered perfect way that humans did back in the cave/mammoth days. We may be an advanced civilisation but it surely has come at a price. And you're never too old to learn. So here's to the rest of 2013 and onwards. I can't wait. Thank you author for your tips and ideas. Good luck to us all.

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      Laura 4 years ago

      You're right foxpro. I figure the first 3 lbs were just water. I eat a very healthy diet and will continue to do so. I doubt I would ever do the 24 hour fast 2x a week. It really would not fit my lifestyle well. I just thought once a week might get me where I want to be and then use the 8/16 to maintain. Also, today seemed like a good day to start. I accidentally left the lunch I had packed at home this morning. LOL. I have been wanting to try the 24 hour thing for a while and this seemed as good a day as any. Plus, we have company coming Wednesday and I will probably be overeating for a few days.

      I must say the 8/16 has been good conditioning. I'm not suffering. Just looking forward to dinner tonight.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Laura,

      Great progress. It is important to eat food too. Maybe take some

      long walks and try to be a little more active. I am no expert but

      it sounds like you may be going little too extreme.

      4 pounds is a lot, be careful.

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      Laura 4 years ago

      I really like this diet. It's been 3 weeks and I've lost about 4 pounds. I started at 154.4 and got down to 150 at one point but now back up to 151. I lost 3 pounds right away and have been basically gaining and losing the same pound ever since. I've been doing a lot of reading on the internet about intermittent fasting. From what I've read, men lose easier on the 8/16 plan than women. Women seem to do better by doing a 24 hour fast 2x a week and eating normally the rest of the time. That figures, right? So today, I'm doing a 24 hour fast to see if I can get under 150. I like the diet because I have so much energy and in general feel really good. The 8/16 is easy to follow. Right now I'm full of resolve about my 24 hour fast. I get to eat tonight at 8. I'll probably go back to the 8/16 tomorrow and eat between 12 and 8.

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      hugs 4 years ago

      foxpro and ponchy--thanks so much for your encouragement....answers...

      First---ok--another week :-/

      exercise?--I'll try increasing it....probably the problem!

      alcohol?--I have a glass of red wine with dinner...probably going to stay that way. I can't imagine one glass of red wine is going to kill this diet. I drank it without any problem on the 'lose it' diet.

      pasta/bread?--no pasta/pizza and minimal bread--the 100 calorie rounds for my sandwich...so...no...don't overdo that (never have).

      drink calories?--drink water mostly...except for my glass of wine. no sodas...sometimes tea with stevia.

      pounds to loose?--about 10-15...10 is probably good.

      sweets?--I have a dove dark chocolate for desert---the bite-size type...that's all. no cookies/pies/cakes ever!

      snacking?--if I do it's a piece of fruit.

      I'm going to do as you suggest--tweak the calories a little and certainly increase my exercise...I really like this diet. I lost 20 lbs. on "lose it" and have kept it off... but I'm tired of counting calories. PLEASE WORK!! I'll check in with you next week--hopefully with better news!

      Thanks again to you both for your encouragement!!!

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Hugs, just want to encourage you to try it for another week. If you are not gaining and feeling better on this diet, it is still benefiting you. But I do know that seeing the scale drop, makes it easier. Hope you see it drop soon.

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      Week 3 results. Lost 1.5 pounds this week, for a total of 7 pounds in 3 weeks! I have changed by whole diet due to this diet. Even though I don't have to, I want to, and it makes me pay attention to what I eat. I have cut out ALL processed crap and only drink water (black coffee in the morning) . I used to have a glass or two of wine at night and I haven't felt the need to do that since I started this. I have also started to exercise again, feels great! To all of you struggling, keep focusing on the things like foxpro mentioned. I think that has a lot to do with it!

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Hugs,

      Do you exercise? Weights? ( bands are cheap )

      Do you drink alcohol?

      Eat much bread, pasta?

      Drink many calories?

      Do you have much to loose?

      Do you snack between meals much?

      Do you eat many sweets?

      Although you are not losing weight you are gaining willpower!!!

      You probably just need to tweak your calories and exercise.

      After 3.6 weeks on the diet I am feeling a little bit better. I even went for a run today which I have not done for ages.

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      hugs... 4 years ago

      ....welllllllllll.....end of week 3 and still...NOTHING! Grrrrrr.......

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      JazzyJune 4 years ago

      Ponchy - I generally ate two meals before I started this. I have never been a breakfast eater so I often didn't eat before noon anyway, so this wasn't hard. But my big problem was after dinner - I was a heavy late-evening snacker. I will say that today I did have two actual meals - one at 1:30 pm and another at 7:30 pm. Had my tea right after that. No snacks in between. I never have been a snacker during the day either - just at night.

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      Likeit55 4 years ago

      Very happy with my results so far, started on 1/17. Lost 4.5 lbs. Love that it doesn't restrict what you can eat as I think that makes you want those foods more. However, I have been focusing on the power foods and have lost my cravings for sweets and processed foods. Fruits and veggies taste wonderful once you get away from fast food and junk! Drinking about 70 oz water and following 8/16 seven days a week.

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      hugs 4 years ago

      foxpro--thanks for your response. I never feel tired either and also do the 12-8 window. But I've always generally eaten healthy meals--protein, veggies, etc. I do have quite a bit of energy on this diet--which is one of the reasons I stay on this diet even though I've lost nothing :-(

      ponchy--your eating plan is pretty much what I do....start the 8-hour window with a meal and then finish with a meal. I usually also have a piece of fruit in between. I didn't start this diet to starve. I was just hoping to lose weight without having to count calories.

      Cheers and success to both of you!

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Hugs who asked me what I consider too much food....

      I gained 2 pounds back when I went to a party and ate a bunch of

      hors d'oeuvres and then followed it up with dinner and desert.

      -Once positive thing I have noticed so far on this diet is that I do not feel as tired as I normally do after lunch. I used to be so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open. I normally eat from 12-8.

      -I want to lose about 15 pounds and now I am down 4.5 lbs. I have started gaining some back, I was down 6 pounds at one time.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Jazzy June, how many meals did you eat before the diet. One meal a day just doesn't seem healthy. This diet is easy for me, because I don't feel deprived. And if I get off of it from time to time, I can jump right back on it. Hope you reach your goal. Most of the time, l begin my 8 hours with a meal and finish it with a meal.

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      JazzyJune 4 years ago

      I've been trying to do this for a couple of days and I find myself eating only one meal a day, with just a cup of tea and a small snack about 4/5 hrs later. Each day I've eaten about a half-hour earlier than the one before, but that's because it's still longer than 16 hours - probably more like 18 or so before I eat again. Is that okay? I've lost a couple of pounds already but some of that is probably from dispensing with my nightly glasses of wine. Today I didn't even have the evening snack, so 16 hours will be at 6:00 a.m. I probably won't eat until at least noon.

      Also, for those who are taking cream, etc in their coffee - just something that someone passed along to me more than 40 years ago and I'll pay it forward (for what it's worth). I loved coffee but with lots of cream and sugar (I was in college) and was looking to cut back on calories. Someone told me "Drink your coffee black for 30 days. You still won't like it, but you will NOT be able to drink anything in it after that time, and eventually you will LOVE black coffee." So I did. I could barely choke down a half cup a day at first, but I was determined. By the end of 30 days I was able to get maybe 2 full cups down, but I wanted to see if it was true what was told to me. So I poured myself a cup and put the sugar and cream back in, and it was the nastiest stuff I'd ever tasted. The person was right; I still didn't really LIKE it black, but it was still more palatable to me than the sweetened cup. Eventually I grew to like it, and now I love, love, LOVE black coffee.

      And that black coffee makes it very, very easy to get through the morning without eating, believe me!

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      hugs 4 years ago

      foxpro--just curious. What do you consider to be eating "too much for one meal?" I have been on this diet going on 3 weeks and haven't lost a single pound.

      And for those of you who say putting a splash of milk in your coffee is cheating...not according to the book. Two cups of coffee in the morning with a splash of milk (I use soy milk) and stevia (or whatever artificial sweetener you use) is supposed to be ok....not enough calories to impact your fast.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Yay, on week 3, i lost 3 pounds. A total of 4 pounds since i began. So glad because i was getting a little discouraged last weeks. It just took my body a little time to kick in. I only weigh once a week in the a.m. I am okay with losing a pound a week if it is consistent. So if the diet is not too difficult for you, don't give up just yet. You may get the results you are looking for.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      Noel,

      I am not an expert but I would not try this diet during exam week. I am getting better now but when I first was on it I was not thinking clearly and forgetting things when I was hungry. You need all the brain power you can get during exam week. Maybe try to stick to eating 9 am to 8 pm with no late night snacks to start with. Also, try to cut back on carbs which I think are the real killer.

      Good luck!

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      Noel 4 years ago

      Hello! I just started this diet 2 days ago and I'm reeeeally hoping that it'll work. But your post had given me some hope so fingers crossed!!!

      I was wondering though, is it ok to have sugar free red bull during the 16hour window? I have exams coming up and all nighters are inevitable. Red bull seems to help me feel less sleepy (be it a psyc effect or not).

      Thank you so much! And good luck with your weightloss journey! :):)

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      Kari 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Oooohhhh....I love this idea. I naturally used to do this when I was thinner, and then I was told that I had to eat breakfast, lunch, supper - and I added a few snacks by myself. Starting tomorrow!

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      Jacksonm6 4 years ago

      foxpro - you sound just like me. I also have gained as much as 2 pounds in one day for eating too much at my dinner meal. i also fast after 8 and do need to walk everyday. I will stick to it and see what happens. BTW, i also cheat with my non dairy creamer in my morning coffee!

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      After being on it 3 weeks I am down over 5 pounds. I was down over 6 pounds until I ate too many carbs days ago. I am still trying to get back to that weight.

      -My fasting period is between 8 pm and noon.

      -I am very hungry before lunch.

      -If I eat too much for just 1 meal I will gain up to 3 pounds. It does not seem possible but I went from 168 to 171.4.

      -If I eat salad with 4 oz. of meat I will lose the most. Stay away from carbs if you can.

      -I still need to do lots of exercise to loose. ( 10,000 steps per day and some weights)

      -Sip green tea when you are hungry, it seems to help.

      -I am only really hungry 2 hours per day now.

      -Good luck everyone. I think this is a good diet.

      -I have been doing this diet 7 days per week and only cheat by putting 6 oz. of milk in my morning coffee.

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      Jacksonm6 4 years ago

      I don't know what the heck I am doing wrong. I don't gorge myself, sometimes I even start later than my time, and I have been really good at the cutoff time. Haven't eaten anything at night for a week, and I have to say I don't look for anything anymore. But the darn weight is not budging. Will have to stop ALL snacking in-between which is virtually nothing and switch to skim milk in my tea and coffee, see if that works. Bummer!

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      Kathy 4 years ago

      I think if you don't have too much weight to lose, the weight comes off slower than if you have to lose a lot. I've been on it for 4 days and have lost 2.5 pounds. I think that even though the book says we can eat whatever we want, we shouldn't be gorging ourselves for those 8 hours. I don't need to lose a lot of weight, but in just those few days I really feel so much better so it must be doing something good for the body, inside and out. I can't wait until the week is over to see how much I lose. Good luck to all.

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      Loydita 4 years ago

      Will start this diet today,will let you know how it works for me.

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      hugs 4 years ago

      ksb111--thanks for the suggestion--I did re-read it. I actually don't stuff myself...I've always eaten healthy foods and don't binge/gorge myself during my 8-hour window. I am 58 years old...not sure if that matters--maybe my metabolism is sooooooo slllooooowwww it works against me.

      kidstaxi---I, too, am going to give this a go for one more week...I really want this to work--I can lose weight by counting calories if I have to--but I'm tired of counting calories. I have no problem eating within my window of 12/8....I actually enjoy it. I JUST WANT THE DARN THING TO WORK LIKE THEY PROMISE! I'll be watching for your successful 3-week post!!! YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION KIDSTAXI :-)

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      Those of you who are not losing....scroll up and read what

      scoop04 posts. Including even some of these foods daily keeps me

      from eating after my cutoff time. Have lost 4 lbs in the two

      weeks from when I started. Don't give up....keep trying.

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      Hope it starts looking better for both of you kidztaxi and Jacksonm6 :)

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      kidztaxi 4 years ago

      Hugs I am with you. 14 days and no ;oss..I have gone up and down but today am at the start weight 14 days ago. I am going to stick another week and see maybe week 3 is the magic number

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      Jacksonm6 4 years ago

      Well, I had lost 1 1/2 pounds in 4 days, walking every day before I eat, and today I weighed myself and I gained it all back. Now I know your weight can flucuate day to day but that seems ridiculous. I just don't know what to think. I am really happy for the people this is working for but I really loved the premise of this plan and now have no prblem eating before 12 or after 8. I just wish I would see some stable results. Keep the posts coming. Reading them keeps me going!

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      msgulliver 4 years ago

      Today is my first day. Actually my first 16-hr. fast started last night. I am electing to make my eight hours start later in the day due to the fact I'm naturally a late sleeper. So, I won't eat today until 2:00 p.m. I have a class tonight which ends at 8:30 p.m., so that gives me time to get something to eat afterwards before starting my next 16 hour fast. I am really looking forward to posting some positive results next Monday. Right now put me down for 177 pounds.

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      kaylulu 4 years ago

      Well, I'm starting day 14 & have lost 3 lbs. That is pretty good because I didn't follow it for 7 days of that time ! Like the fact that I can still have mashed potatoes and not feel guilty. I plan on following this every day for the next few weeks...have a doctor appt & would love to be down 10 lbs.

      Good luck to all of you. It helps to hear your comments. Thanks!

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      hugs 4 years ago

      Me again...end of week two and NOTHING!!! Grrrrr......I really hoped this diet would work for me. I lost 20 lbs. on the 'Lose It' app diet....but I was so tired of constantly counting calories! I really like the 8-hour diet because you didn't have to do that. I've followed the diet 6 out of 7 days a week for 2 weeks--not hard to do. And although I do think it might have health benefits (resting the liver, etc.) I'm not sure how long my motivation will last when I'm not losing anything--and I only want to loose about 10-15 lbs.

      HELP!!!!!

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      Yarnaholic 4 years ago

      End of week one, down roughly 5 lbs. I didn't weigh myself till day two, so im not 100% clear on my starting weight as it varies. If you go by the highest of my variations its 8 lbs. If you go by the lowest. its 5 lbs. So i say about 5 lbs.

      Im very very impressed. And im finding that when i can eat, im not as hungry as i was before. Ive slipped up a lot. I sometimes munch outside my window, or eat too soon the next day... But its still working.

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      End of week 2 today...I lost 2 pounds this week for a total of 5.5 pounds in 2 weeks :) 35 pounds left to go!

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      Jacksonm6 4 years ago

      Well, day 4 for me and only 1/4 lost! Feeling discouraged already cause I know the average weight loss on a diet is 2 pounds per week. I am not gonna hit anywhere near that. Have 10 pounds to lose. I will continue but not real happy. I even started late yesterday, got hung up somewhere, didn't pig out and still nothing. Oh well, we'll see what happens.

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      kidztaxi 4 years ago

      Thank you cheer leaders so much. I do enjoy the 8 hour and done for the day mentality. I am going to keep on this schudule and not look at the scale so much. Also nuice to know not everyone isw dropping pounds like wild fire. So happy we are here to support each other.

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      HL 4 years ago

      So my first week I lost 4 lbs, but the second I only wint down 1 lb. I only followed the diet 5 days the second week though. I moved my morning coffee to noon when I can wait. I do great at night cutting off my 8 hours. It is the morning that I have a hunger pains. I think it is because I stopped the morning coffee with 1/2 and 1/2.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      After 2 weeks, I have lost 1 pound. My goal is 20 pounds. I plan on staying on this diet for at least 2 more weeks, mainly because I feel better. Will weigh again next Thursday for week 3 and hoping to have better results.

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      Jacksonm6 4 years ago

      Yeah I started this diet 2 days ago, I know that's not long, but have gained a pound. I do love it, I too have found my nite cravings are disappearing already, but I am discouraged. Will continue for awhile longer but I do agree that you absoulutely need to exercise or the weight will not come off. I do walk but I guess its not enough.

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      hugs 4 years ago

      kidstaxi and others NOT LOSING/GAINING on this diet--I earlier posted that I had been on the diet for 2 weeks and have lost nothing---but I still believe in the health benefits of this diet. With that said--I've been doing a little research on the possible "WHY" I'm not losing and I've come across what I think might be an IMPORTANT piece of information...

      There is a strong relationship between your resting metabolic rate (RMR=how fast your body burns/metabolizes food) and your body mass index (BMI=your muscle mass)--the greater your BMI is ...the greater your RMR---which means the more muscle mass you have the more calories you burn--regardless of what you eat. So losing weight really has more to do with your muscle mass that simple dieting--even though it's proven that, of course, if you starve yourself for days/months--yes you will lose weight.

      I'll just face it...I'm likely on the very bottom of this RMR vs BMI totem pole and believe this might be the reason I'm not loosing--I'm going to continue with what I'm currently eating during my 8 hours and throw in a little exercise--something I enjoy doing to be sure because I want to be able to maintain this new way of eating for the rest of my life!

      I'll keep you posted!

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      Mary 4 years ago

      I wanted to know if I can change my 8 hours each day? For instance, on Monday my window is 9-5 but on Tuesday I need it to be 7-3 -- will this diet still work? Anyone changing it up like that?

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      kidztaxi 4 years ago

      Monday will end my week two. getting discouraged. down two lbs up two staying the same. not taking in a lot of calories my body just won't shake it off. I juist want to take off 5 and be happy I'll try to asdd fat busters next week and hope for the best

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      Just wanted to say that this saturday will be the end of my second week on this diet and I love that all my nighttime cravings have finally dissappeared. I find that I start getting hungry at the time I usually eat now(11:00) and am great after dinner (7:00).... Love, love, love how I feel as well :)

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      hugs 4 years ago

      Jackson--I also like sweets. I've found that if I "make" myself eat one Dove dark chocolate at "lunch" and 2 at "supper"---I'm good for the day and no cravings--ever!

      About the diet--I've been on it for almost 2 weeks--I've lost NOTHING :-( I have always eaten healthy foods so the power 8 is nothing for me. I also see that others on this blog have experienced no weight loss, some even gaining weight--not sure why.

      However--researching the scientific data on this type of diet (as I am a scientist) it does seem there are benefits other than losing weight--such as a healthier liver. Although I might not lose weight---this might be worth the effort since they are finding that 'grazing' all day is actually harmful to the liver. If anyone has any ideas as to why some of us maintain/gain weight rather than lose, I'd certainly like some insight!!

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      Jacksonm6 4 years ago

      I just started this diet yesterday. I also find that it is the easiest thing I have ever followed. I already eat most of the superfoods so that's not a problem. My problem is sweets. I am not gonna worry about it, not overdue it either until I weigh myself. The only problem I do face is I HAVE to have coffee in the morning (never been a breakfast person) so starting at 12 everyday. But the coffee I need with some non dairy creamer in it, no sugar. I will see what happens. If it doesn't work, oh well, it won't be the first diet I have tried and it won't be the last. Need to lose about 10 pounds. Fingers crossed.

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      Barb C 4 years ago

      For those of you who, like me, are always looking for something easy as well as tasty while on a diet, I can recommend the following tv dinners: Marie Callender's Herb Roasted Chicken, (430 calories) and Stouffer's Stuffed Peppers (360 calories). Both are very tasty as far as tv dinners go.

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      foxpro 4 years ago

      I love the idea of this diet. I can diet without having to eat special foods. When I go over to friends I don't have to say "I can't eat that".

      I have lost 5.1 lbs in 15 days.

      In the beginning I was really hungry but today I didn't even feel hungry. I think what happens is you get hungry and then when you don't eat your body uses food stores not stored in your stomach.

      Because after 5 minutes after being hungry I no longer feel hungry anymore.

      I eat from 12:15 to about 7:30 most days. I do have milk in my coffee which I am not counting. When I eat I don't go crazy and just try to eat enough to fill me up.

      I also exercise a great deal, usually getting my 10,000 or more steps per day. I play tennis, walk 30 minutes after lunch, weights ...

      I used to eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack

      now I eat lunch,snack, dinner.

      I'm not feeling tired like I used to after lunch either.

      I was trying to lose weight by doing more exercising which was not working because I was eating all the time. I was exercising so much it was ridiculous.

      Is breakfast really necessary? I beginning not to think so.

      Good luck to everyone.

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      Rob 4 years ago

      Well....I did the diet for an entire week and lost two onces. But I did buy the book and hope that it will give a more acute insight as to what I did wrong. I feel muche better about the WAY I eat and so that makes me feel better in general.I'm not one to come to rash conclusions,so I'm going to give this a full month and see where I'm at . See you guys next week!

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      Jodwa....Hope it goes really well for you :)

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      jodwa 4 years ago

      im starting today. I need to lose about 30 lbs. weighing in at 186lbs. going for a walk first and then eating at noon. good luck to you all. thanx for all your comments!!

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      Started on 1/5 and weighed in 1 week later...down 3.5 !! Noticed also that I don't get crazy hungry at nighht now, which is wonderful! I will get munchies sometimes and when that happens I just make myself a cup of tea and it goes away. All a mind game

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      Deb 4 years ago

      I started this diet a week ago - I am almost 100 lbs overweight, so I have a long way to go, but this sounded like an easy diet (whenever I try a diet that says I cannot eat something, that is the one thing I want to eat!) In any case, the first day I gained a pound, but then through the rest of the 5 days (I was going 5 days on the diet, 2 days off since the book says that you can fast for as little as 3 days and it will still work) I lost 2 lbs. BUT then the first day I didn't fast, I gained three pounds, and they were still there this morning - after the second day of not fasting! So I am actually up a pound. I will do this for the rest of January and see what happens. I have also had some problems with constipation, since I usually go right after breakfast, and no breakfast. I have eaten all the same foods that I usually do.

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      kidztaxi 4 years ago

      day 5 I had dropped two lbs by day 3 but gained it back by day 5. I will not weigh myself till Monday which completes my 7 days and hopefully the numbers go down. I am not over eating.. All I can think is my body must be in stravation mode and holding onto every calorie

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      kaylulu 4 years ago

      Started this on 1/8...down 3.5 lbs!

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      mathcoach 4 years ago

      I started this with my husband and another co-worker on 1/8. My window is 11:15-7:15. My co-teacher and I eat together and are really enjoying ourselves. We have eaten anything from sandwiches and chips, grapes, tangerines, ice cream, cake, almonds, chocolate during our lunch. For dinner, I have eaten anything from crock pot chicken, digiornos pizza, takeout barbecue, and I have lost 2.8 lbs in 4 days. I generally get hungry about 10:30, an hour before my window but yesterday stomach was growling at 8:30. I pushed through and guess what? I didn't die of starvation. Following my window to a T. Also getting a little movement going upon waking every day. I had rotator cuff surgery a month ago so can't do anything strenuous but doing some "walking", anywhere from 12-20 minutes. I have 40-50 pounds to lose and this is the easiest thing I've ever done. I like food and don't want to feel deprived of something. I am going to continue this with high hopes.

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      Laura 4 years ago

      Yarnaholic, I'm not an expert by any means but I think if it has calories, it's food. That being said, I read somewhere (maybe here) that if you keep the calories under 40 it is such a minor "cheat" that it shouldn't matter much.

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      Yarnaholic 4 years ago

      Im curious. I do not drink coffee or tea at all. They make me gag and be sick.

      But they do have a tiny amount of calories.

      Is a drink like crystal lite an OK exchange drink? I drink that frequently and it has 5 calories per serving, and no suger/carbs.

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      NFrank 4 years ago

      I am at Day 10 and have now lost 4.6 pounds. I do try to stick to the Powerfoods, but I did have 2 cheat days last weekend and still lost the weight (including drinking too much beer). I now only have 15 pounds to lose, so I am surprised that I actually lost this much this fast. I agree that it is partly to cut down the hours of mindless snacking. Before I was eating healthy foods every 2-3 hours, making sure I had breakfast every day, etc., and I couldn't lose at all. And then I would come at night and be so hungry and just eat all night long.

      I have not been hungry at night and am amazed how much more energy I have when I do come home at night. I am eating from noon-8 almost every day and feel better than I ever did eating all day long.

      I agree with Lee that I hope it stays this way. I am curious to see what the next 10 days bring, especially with a playoff party tomorrow.

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      Lee 4 years ago

      I weigned in this morning and I lost 4lbs since Monday!! This diet has been the easiest I have ever followed. I will say that today, day 5 I feel very hungry but up until now I have been fine. I just look at it one day at time and get through that day. As far as changing foods, I also eat healthy for the most part, so getting my power foods in has been a breeze (except for the berries, I really struggle with those) but otherwise I have not changed what I eat so much just the times I eat them. What this diet is doing for me is taking away the nusiance of counting calories or worrying if I want ceaser dressing instead of balsamic vinegar and oil. Hey if I want some crackers or a roll with my salad, I'm going for it without the guilt of eating a "carb". So far it has done wonders for the 5 short days I have been on it. I HOPE it stays this way.....

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      theweeklydietplan 4 years ago

      evilgirl - I ate mostly the same type of food, I just ate less. I was not eating exactly what I ate before I started the diet though. I snacked quite a bit less and I ate about a meal less worth of food. If you eat healthy but still are overweight, my guess is that you aren't active enough. If you are like most of us who work at desk all day then you probably just need to get moving more. I battle genetics too. Women in my family are heavy. Pretty much all of them. Once they hit 30 they all get heavy. So that might factor in for you too. But this should work for you like it has for me, just follow your body cues during that 8 hours.

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      theweeklydietplan 4 years ago

      Okay, I'm slightly offended by what lydia wrote about what I ate. lol First of all, I never said what I ate on the day I broke my fast at 7:00, but she said what I ate was awful. I can't recall what I ate that day, it might have been awful, but Second of all the first day she found appalling was some frozen pizza for lunch and some turkey and stuffing and half a piece of pumpkin pie for dinner. That's appalling? I think we're being a little overly judgemental.

      Honestly, I feel like this is a positive diet for most people. In general we have too much food at our disposal and too many free hours to eat it and it is all too delicious. Cutting down the number of hours you are indulging is only going to imrpove our health. There is a TON of data out there on intermittant fasting. Look it up. Fasting of all types is good for most people. I once fasted for 5 days and felt like a new person (complete fast, not a juice fast). There's no way I could do that in my current state, but the 16 hour fasts are great and easy to do. I recommend them to everyone!

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      evilgirl 4 years ago

      I want to ask everyone....Have you actually changed the TYPES of foods you were eating??? I am curious if this diet is working for all of you IF you still eat the same type foods. I eat pretty healthfully, always have, but ALWAYS battled my weight! I am prone to eating some sweets, my biggest downfall, but I don't consume many, nor do I eat huge meals! I CANNOT figure out why I am so freakin' fat!!! So, does this work for you if you eat the SAME foods, but in an 8 hour peiod? Thanks in advance.... :))

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      Lydia Sugarman 4 years ago

      I'm stunned by some of the comments. Jill Wendler points to healthfulreviews.com that discounts the 8-hour Diet. Search doesn't deliver any information for The 8-Hour Diet. But, when you click through on links for *every* other diet that is reviewed, there's an affiliate URL associated. In other words, "HealthfulReviews.com" is designed as a revenue-generator. Since they can't make any real money from the 8-hour Diet, they trash it and push others. It's a racket!

      Second, to the woman who called it disgusting because you can eat cheese-laden pizza, sounds like she's bought into every other food recommendation and trend and probably shops at Whole Foods. All the 8-hour diet is proposing is to go back to eating patterns that were followed *before* the onslaught of junk-food, fast food, and convenience foods, when people actually cooked real food at home.

      Granted, people would eat breakfast first thing in the morning. Then, they'd work all morning and have a midday meal. In my house growing up, it was usually leftovers from last night's supper or a sandwich. Then, relax for a half-hour, work all afternoon, and have supper around 6pm. My dad would have an evening bowl if ice cream (a fist-sized serving), but then he was a hard-working farmer. Bed at 10-11pm. Nobody was overweight. This is how people lived until about the 1980s. Look at pictures from the those times. How many fat people do you see?

      I, too, was appalled at what this blogger ate her first day. Total junk. People really eat that way! All the time! Even the day when she didn't break her fast until 7pm. Awful. ...But, it's a beginning and she got positive results, almost immediately that are going to lead to better habits. Incorporating this good habit of 3 meals a day, 1 snack, in an 8-hour window is a major, positive life change.

      I've struggled to take off 20 lbs. I put on several years ago. I've tried all kinds of diets. The problem is that they are just not natural. They make you feel deprived. You become obsessed to the point of the diet taking over your entire life. The 8-Hour Diet lets you get on with your life with minimal effort. Bottom line- it works! I haven't weighed, but I woke this morning a week and a half in feeling thinner, looking less bloated, energized, and happier. Oh, and the sun was shining.

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      Ok, when I weighed this morning was a little disappointed. After a week, I was the same weight as when I started. But, I have to say that I am feeling better and have more energy. It was a hormonal week for me also. I am going to stick with it for a while. If the result is the same next week, then I will get more serious with what I eat in those 8 hours.

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      Kathy 4 years ago

      Laura, what a great idea! Want to start this diet but we get up at 3 am to get hub off to work. I do use creamer in my coffee and can't even imagine starting my morning without coffee, but don't want to start my 8 hrs at 3 in the am. ugh... So bam!! Tea in the morning and coffee at lunch. Thanks. Good luck to all beginning the diet. Gonna go buy and download the book to my Nook. =)

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      Laura 4 years ago

      I started the diet on Monday and couldn't resist weighing this morning. I couldn't believe the scale - I was down almost 3 pounds in 2 days. I'm sure it's mostly water but it's a great start. I have been eating the 8 power foods and careful about staying within the 8 hour time frame. I also love coffee in the morning but I have switched to tea which I can drink without milk. Now I have coffee with lunch instead. I have been walking 3 miles in the morning as well. Something I used to do regularly but somehow let go during the holidays. So far, the diet is easy and doesn't feel like a diet. I can't wait to see how the week goes.

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      Melissa 4 years ago

      I started this on 1/6/13 and I have already lost 3 lbs in 4 days. During my eight hour window I am constantly hungry so I pretty much eat every hour during that time. To me it means it is working because I am metabolizing my food at a quicker rate. I also figure if I miss my cut off time by a half hour or more I just make sure that I am indeed fasting for 16 hours. I think that is the key. I have definitely added more healthy things into my diet as well, trying to get in the 8 super foods. I also started drinking water with cucumbers and lemons in it. I make a pitcher and it alkalizes the water and tastes great when you are on your fast. This diet is great and is working well for me. Good luck to everyone!

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      ksb111 4 years ago

      So excited to find this blog. Hope everyone will continue to post their progress. I started the 8 Hour two days ago and couldn't resist jumping

      on the scales this morning. Lost a pound already...39 more to go. I love it, love it. Have never been hungry for breakfast but felt

      guilty if I didn't eat one according to all the health gurus. I do get nervous around my cutoff time knowing I can't eat for another 16 hours but I'm determined to lose this weight and get healthy. Oh, and I'm up to 10 minutes walking..hey, at least it's a start.

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      HL 4 years ago

      Okay, after 7 days on the diet I lost approximately 4 pounds. I weigh myself daily and was down a couple more two days ago, but my weight yoyos daily a few pounds. I can see a few things I could take out of my diet that would have helped me loose a little more like. I drink Coffee with Splenda and ½ and ½ in the morning before my 8 hours; 3 cups. We also had a pizza party at work yesterday and while I was within my eight hours I over indulged. But I am not on this diet because I want to torture myself and get short term weight loss. I am on it because I can do it without too much discomfort and I can see going longer term.

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      grn_rth 4 years ago

      Today is my 7th day on the 8 hour diet and I gained 2 pounds. I had been doing the Belly Fat Cure diet and lost 13 pounds. I recently gained 3 pounds, therefore, I thought I would give the 8 hour diet a try to I gained 2 more pounds. I've got to go back to the Belly Fat Cure diet and lose the 5 accumulated pounds now. (Sigh)

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      Lee 4 years ago

      Amy, I would think that the milk you are putting in your coffee could count as one of your power foods?? I think the splenda is ok as well. I did switch to Truva which is a natural sweetner. Winds up I like it better, maybe you could try that?? Good luck!

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      Kaykay 4 years ago

      I started one week ago and I am down 4 lbs!!!my weight loss goal is 10-15 lbs, but I am really looking for a life style change. His past week I have been challenged, but I like the idea of training my body to eat less. Usually I have the habit of eating a bowl of cereal before bed, now I am so focused!!!

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      amy09 4 years ago

      I also have not lost any weight, been one week. Have been quite content with no hunger pains...I had one cheat day and I have 2-3 cups of coffee in the a.m. everyday with splenda and very little calories from either low fat milk or silk almond milk (which is only 30 cal per cup) worried this might be sabotaging my diet...the book makes it sound like if you are using low cal. under 40 or so (for your coffee) you should be ok...not sure if I can cut this out of my morning routine :( I have no problem not eating but gotta have my coffee. any suggestions?

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      Booke1 4 years ago

      Been on this diet for 6 days. No cheating, eating all healthy food. Feel full for most of the time but have loss no weight and am getting discouraged although good to see others have been successful. Will keep trying at least another week...

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      VeronicaK 4 years ago

      I think scoopo4 has the right idea I second it.Good luck to everyone!!

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      ponchy99 4 years ago

      I was on no diet before this so for me I still eat whatever I want which usually involves about half of the 8 healthy foods anyway, but I am eating less because of the window. At day 5, I have only been a little hungry when I wake up but feeling more energetic. Can't wait to weigh in 2 days.

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      Lisa Brown 4 years ago from Michigan

      I think eating like you're on the 8 Hour diet all of the time could help you maintin a certain weight too. I'll be following you and cheering you on.

      Good luck to you,

      Lisa

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      Dreadie 4 years ago

      Oops, forgot to sign in when I wrote this:

      I have been making this great smoothie when I start my 8 hour window at 11:00-

      1/2 c greek plain yogurt

      1/2 orange

      1/4 c walnuts

      1/4 c berries

      1/4 c cooked quinoa

      Few drops of liquid stevia

      Water to desired thickness

      Mix this up in the blender and Wala! You have a great superfood to start off your day! If I find that I am still hungry after drinking that I throw in a hard boiled egg :)))

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      scoop04 4 years ago

      I just started this diet yesterday, but have been researching it for a few weeks. I was very skeptical about it when hearing it, which is what prompted the research. If you actually buy the book and read it correctly you will find that the "eat whatever you want in 8 hours" concept is not an excuse or a free-for-all to stuff your face with unhealthy foods but rather it is suggesting that if on a day you REALLY crave a certain not-so-healthy food it is ok to have it. It certainly does not suggest that you should do so everyday, all day. The idea is to eat your 8 power foods on a daily basis. While doing so, you will be eating much healthier. If you program yourself to do this, then two slices of pizza will not sabatoge your diet. It seems to be a nice balance to not feel deprived or like a failure, while trying to get as healthy as possible and/or lose weight. Naturally eating a zillion calories a day will do you no justice no matter what time frame you eat them. The science behind it makes sense that you digest and regroup for 16 hours. I think many are mis-reading the "eat whatever you want" and the meaning behind that........Now I can't say whether this will work for me or not, I am only on day two, however I wanted to share my take on the book and what the meaning of it to me is! Good luck to everyone!!!

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      Michelle 4 years ago

      I have been making this great smoothie when I start my 8 hour window at 11:00-

      1/2 c greek plain yogurt

      1/2 orange

      1/4 c walnuts

      1/4 c berries

      1/4 c cooked quinoa

      Few drops of liquid stevia

      Water to desired thickness

      Mix this up in the blender and Wala! You have a great superfood to start off your day! If I find that I am still hungry after drinking that I throw in a hard boiled egg :)))

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      Jdogsparky26 4 years ago from Byron Center, Michigan

      Doing this as well. The book says you can eat what you want. I call bs. You still need to eat healthy during the 8 hours. I started Saturday and as of yesterday I'm down 2 pounds. You can't eat pizza and chips and except to lose weight.

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      Veronica 4 years ago

      Don't know if you are a woman but it could be a monthly issue or did you start exercising because of the new energy?Sometimes if our muscles get a work out they will retain water but that will come off.Also as he says eat the eight foods and be sure you are not changing your habits to think you have a green light to eat until stuffed.Sometimes we have been keeping our calories really low and now hear this and say yes freedom.I hope thing change for you and you start getting the results you seek.

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      Kim 4 years ago

      I have been doing almost 6 days and have also gained approx 4 #'s so far. Just wondering if this happened to anybody else and if they started losing eventually. I have 10 pounds to lose...not gain

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      NFrank 4 years ago

      Day 7 for me - I have followed the powerfoods and only cheated 2 days (still sticking to the 8 hour rules though), but I did drink 2 days. I lost a total of 3.4 pounds, which considering I only have 20 to lose I am ecstatic. This is the easiest I have ever lost weight, I don't have to think about it, and I feel so much better. Not craving bad foods and just all around feel better.

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      KAB 4 years ago

      Started on 1/3 and have lost 5.5 lbs......

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      Jdogsparky26 4 years ago from Byron Center, Michigan

      Any update?

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      ING 4 years ago

      I started 8 hour after seeing of Today show. Have found it very easy, not hungry and I actually eat less as I get full faster. My only discouragement is I gained a pound in that week. Does it take some people's bodies time to "adjust" before they start to loose weight?

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      DML 4 years ago

      I'm 52 and have always been thin (130 lbs all my life) but lately the muffintop has been taking over my middle. (up to 140 lbs). I used to eat something sweet immmediately upon waking, but I don't crave it anymore so skipping bfast for me is a good thing. Used to eat dinner around 8pm now my window is 10-6 weekdays, 11-7 weekends. Banana at 10, lunch at 12, snacks, dinner...I'm never hungry, even after 6 or 7...have a cup of herbal tea before bed. It's working, lost 2 lbs in less than a week, aiming for 10 but won't stop the mini fasting cause I feel good!

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      kidztaxi 4 years ago

      Started yesterday so far so good, surprised I made it throughout the day without cheating. Looking forward to havinig success like the others. Can't wait till 9 am so I can eat

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      Delcan 4 years ago

      5 days on the 8 hr diet, 0 cheating, and gained 6 lbs :(

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      lj 4 years ago

      I am doing this diet also, I am on day 3. I absolutly LOVE it!!! I agree with you 100% - I am eating less and do not feel bloated nor do I feel at all deprived!!! I am holding off weighing myself till the week is done!! Good Luck!

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      KVeronica 4 years ago

      The fat busters are:Turkey,eggs and lean meats

      Walnuts and other nuts

      Yogurt and other dairy

      Beans,peanuts and other legumes

      The health boosters:Raspberries and other berries

      Oranges,apples and other fruit

      Spinach and other green vegetables

      Whole grain breads,cereals and oatmeal

      Just aim to get something from each line to meet your nutrients.You should really buy the book a lot of information about the research and a lot of recipes making it easy to get all the power foods.

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      header123 4 years ago

      What are the 8 super foods?

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      KVeronica 4 years ago

      Monica you can have your sweets didn't you read the book?You have to get the 8 power foods but you can have your treats as long as you do it in the 8 hours.

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      Monica 4 years ago

      I've been doing this for about a week. I feel less bloated. I have been sticking to my 8 hours. Last night and today has been bad. Very hungry. Prior to last night, I'd been doing great. The author said that you don'g have to do it every day. Has anyone experience a great deal of hunger after doing a week. I'll stick to it today, even though I've been very hungry for sweets.

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      Hairguru1112 4 years ago

      I too am on the 8 hour diet. I am new to Hub's and am interested in how other people are doing on this journey to lose weight. Today is the start of day 3 for me. I have lost a pound and am pleased due to the fact I do not feel like I am on a diet. I only have 15 or so to loose so I expect to loose at a slower pace. I have always said losing weight is not a problem (since I have lost a small village over the last 25 years) keeping it off is the golden egg I am looking for. Good luck all

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      Barb C 4 years ago

      This is my 5th day, no cheating, no pigging out, and I have not lost an ounce. :( I will probably stay on it and add another diet to the mix. It is a good idea not to graze all day and night.

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      David 4 years ago

      Started the 8-hr diet 1/6 ( saw it on the Today show as well) and will weigh in 1/13. Already eating the 8 power foods plus some. My weekness was eating and drinking alcohol after 8pm. this will help avoid that and shrink my stomach as well. I usually walk 3 miles in the morning before coffee and eat a small meal out of habit.

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      Mary 4 years ago

      Started 8 hour diet a couple of days ago. Really hoping this works because this is the easiest diet I have ever been on. I am also getting ready for a 10K. Will be checking to see how this diet and others you go on measure up. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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      HL 4 years ago

      I started 1/2 as well. I get Mens Health and this was featured in it. I also found the book (Partial Print/ Missing pages) on google books. It was a good read and if this works I will purchase it for more content that google books doesn't have. What I like is there are plenty of cheats. The author goes over ways to handle days you just can't have a 16 hour fast and lets you know it is OK. Coffee is fine first thing even with a little milk and sugar but it is a cheat (I cheat) so it will affect your outcome. The diet isn't designed to be a 7 day a week or bust program. Doing 3 days a week is good, 5 days a week is beter...

      I like the diet so far. Even if the science is not there, I am eating less so it is bound ot work some. I wait till lunch to start. I go on a 20-30 minute walk and then eat. On the 3 days a week I go to the Gym I go in the afternoon and make sure and have a snack before I go. I don't think I could workout in the mornings on this diet.

      I do workout 3 days a week in the Gym and can vary up to 5 pounds a day throughout the week so while I am lighter than when I started the one week mark will tell me more.

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      NFrank 4 years ago

      I started this diet on 1/2, and am down 3 pounds, even after the weekend and enjoying some beers on Saturday. I stepped on the scale this morning fully thinking it would go up, but it didn't. Not only do I feel better, but I am less bloated, not craving sugar, and not wanting to just snack all night long.

      I have been doing the noon to 8 p.m.; however, this weekend I changed it up a bit (10-6) because it worked better for my schedule. I am trying to stick with the suggested Power Foods, and I love it. I think there is so much to be said for this diet, and not just eating because we are told to eat 6 times/day to keep our metabolism regular. This does seem to fly in the face of everything I have been told, but this is working better than any other diet I have done, and I feel better. Crazy!

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      Veronica K 4 years ago

      I started this program Three days ago and am down 4 lbs which is amazing because I have been doing another program and had already lost 33 lbs.I thought perhaps this would help to get things moving a little faster since my weight loss had drastically slowed.You can have anything you want but there are 8 power foods you are supposed to include to make sure you are getting all your nutrients.I was already eating those so no problem for me but it is nice to have a few treats.

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      joyces 4 years ago

      Today is my second day, I'll check back in with everyone one week from today.

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      dee dee 4 years ago

      Started diet 1/3. It's easy to follow, but I'm nervous to weigh myself so I'm waiting until I've been on it for a week.

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      Rob 4 years ago

      I have a more unique circumstance in that I'm very active and in pretty good shape (I am 46 yrs old,6'1" and weigh 230 pounds..but bulky muscle with a little body fat around the waist.). When I saw this on the TODAY show,it made sense to me. It's harder for me to gain "lean muscle" because of my age and the fact that I do a lot of plyometric excercises (explosive movements designed to improve strength). While I already eat healthy,I am trying this to see if this will help me gain a LEANER (not bodybuilder), more swimmer type body that I desire to have. I started this diet on sat (1/4). I found that the most difficult part for me is not so much the schedule to eat or hunger,it's that I wake up and do an intense workout HOURS before I first eat. This has made me feel like I lose a lot of steam toward the end of my workout and slightly faint or feeling light head. Overall, I DO feel more lean and find that I fill up much easier and feel full longer. I have sworn of the scale until I reach my fisrt week....I am VERY CURIOUS to see what type of results this diet will yield. I'll let you know on Sat. 1/12. ;-)

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      youla 4 years ago

      I love my coffee! with at least 2 tsps sugar and whole milk. Does that count towards the 8 hour window? Can I have it at lets say a cup of coffee at 8 am and then begin my 8 hour window at 11am? The problem is how do I last the entire morning without coffee or the 16 hour fast with out a cup? I love my cup of joe.

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      Cindy 4 years ago

      I also saw the 8 hour diet on The Today show. I don't ever diet I just watch my calorie intake. I am going to begin this tomorrow .

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      Melissa 4 years ago

      Do you find that you are sleeping better at night since your body is not working so hard to digest a bunch of food?

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      Dana 4 years ago

      I started this diet about a week ago and I have to say I feel so much better. I'm never hungry in the morning, and if I do I just make myself a cup of tea or drink a big cup of water with a slice of lemon in it. I don't eat ANYTHING I want, as I eat mainly eat a low carb healthy diet. I have lost 7 pounds this past week. Most days I eat healthy and the scale will go down the next day. The one or two days that I did eat more, the scale stayed the same, which is all good too. At least I didn't gain as I've been known to do very easily in the past. I usually eat from 12 noon to 8pm. I never feel bloated anymore, and just over all much better. It feels really good to give my body a rest from food for those 16 hours. If there is another diet one really enjoys, you can also do that within the 8/16 hour day. It just feels right for my body.

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      theweeklydietplan 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing so many comments! I've tried to address some of them above, but I'm going to answer a few questions down here. First on the window... I've been doing the window basically starting 8 hours from when I eat my first calorie. So today I ate my first calorie at 12:30 and I will end my window at 8:30 at night. I try to keep at least 16 hours before windows, but the one day I ate from about 7-10:30 pm and I ate from noon to 8 the next day. I had to adjust it to account for how busy I am sometimes. I'm still fasting at least 16 hours a day, but I had to make an adjustment to my window the day when I couldn't eat until way late.

      Another question is if I will move on to a new diet after I have completed my first week, and I will. I have challenged myself to do that, and I will keep my challenge. I have toyed with the idea of keeping the 8 hour window of eating whenever possible with the diet I'm on Some diets are very particular on when and what you eat and some are less so. If they are less particular I may try to do the 8 hour window when possible.

      I really appreciate all the support and I'm hoping that all the people who are either trying this diet or those who are going to try my 52 diets in 52 weeks challenge find the success and weight loss they are looking for!

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      Katie 4 years ago

      Hello - great idea for a blog and im starting this diet tomorrow. Just wondering.. when you choose your eating 'window' 9 til 5 or whatever, do you have to stick to that time every day or is it flexible? Thanks.

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      Nuttermom 4 years ago

      I love this idea of 52 diets in 52 weeks. You will never get bored this way! I will be following you religiously and can't wait to see how your 52 weeks end!

      As for the 8 hour diet - it seems to be good to be true. Having said that, my hubby and I are going to give it a try. We started today and I can't wait to see how the first week goes. What have we got to lose? It is nice not having to weigh food or count calories or worry about every little bite going into my mouth. I am extremely busy so I know this is very doable.

      Good luck to you!! I will be following!

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      pethn1 4 years ago

      I also started the diet and am interested in if you can have a cup of coffee, tea, water during your fast time, does anyone know?

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      4 years ago

      So if this is easy for you to do and you see results would you really switch to another diet plan in week 2 to keep to your 52 diet game plan? I would hope you would stick with this one if you see results rather than switch to a different one.

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      header123 4 years ago

      I started this on Friday and was amazed with how easily I can get past my hunger in the morning (especially if it's a busy day). I was sure that once my 8 hours began I would be eating everything in sight and that's really not what's happened.

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      Jodi 4 years ago

      I love the sound of this! I think it would be very beneficial for someone like me who tends to eat every waking hour. It's tough for me to find a good diet, because not only am I a really picky eater, but I'm also gluten free. So I like the sound of eating what I want! However, I have two questions: 1.) Is this diet for extreme weight loss? I've got a significant amount of weight to lose-- not just 15 or 20 pounds. If I'm capable of keeping it up for an extended period (and I know I am!) will the weight continue to come off, or will it level out and plateau after awhile? 2.) Like you, I'm not among the wealthy! Is it necessary to buy the book? Or is the information I find online (such as the list of powerfoods) sufficient? Thanks!

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      Lynn 4 years ago

      I'm in! Found your blog after seeing this diet on the Today Show. LOVE your idea of 52 Diets in 52 Weeks! I wish you the best of luck. Started this diet 2 days ago. Seems a bit too easy so far. For me, easy is good!

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      Rob 4 years ago

      @marlene- it sounds gimmicky but read the book. There is a lot of science behind the recommendations. For a long time everyone told us the world was flat.... is it so important to eat immediately when we wake up? The diet still encourages us to eat healthy, just make sure you let your stomach and system rest and recover for 16 hour between meals.

      @mary- coffee, tea, and water don't count but if you load it with creamers and sugar, you're cheating.

      It's an interesting book and system. It really should be called the 16 hour fasting diet, but that wouldn't sound as easy and probably wouldn't sell.

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      Suzy 4 years ago

      Stumbled upon your blog after watching the Today show segment. I'll be reading all year to see how this goes for you, good luck! As for me, I'm going to try out the 8 hour diet for 10 days and if it seems to be working I'm going to stick to it. Loved your comment about the cheese laden pizza. My sentiments exactly!

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      Linda 4 years ago

      I heard this on the Today show and immediately thought of my grandmother who never ate anything after 4 PM and stayed slim her entire life. I think this makes sense. My husband and I started today.

      It's 10 AM and I really do not feel hungry which is surprising since I've always been an early riser and have thought I had to have breakfast right away (low blood sugar) or I would have headache and nausea. So far, so good.

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      Mary 4 years ago

      I have a question. When starting your 8 hour window, do you start it with the first thing you put in you mouth? Like i drink coffee at 7 am and i usually don't eat til like 10 am. Do i start it at 7 am or 10 am? Also when your fasting can you drink water, tea, coffee? Thank you

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      Marlene 4 years ago

      What a gimmick and disgusting way to eat. Even if you do lose weight, what is eating anything you want doing to your health? The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to adopt an eating plan you can maintain through your life - and it's so important to eat after waking (breakfast for most people). Fibre, wholegrain, fruts, veggies, protein - this 8 hour diet can have you eating cheese-laden pizza, etc. The people behind these diets are out to make a buck on our heatlth and dime.

      I also have a great fitness trainer, and work out with Be-Fit Boot Camp in Toronto, and it's the encouragement and sensible approach to exercise and eating that has kept my weight at a good level for years now.

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      Linnette 4 years ago

      I have been doing this for 3 days, I feel and look less bloated. It was the snacks that must have been adding on the pounds. Late night snacking then going to bed is now gone. I have been very strict to a 1600 or less calorie per day and adding vitamins and a probiotic. I am feeling great so far.

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      Amanda 4 years ago

      I just started this diet today. Fingers crossed.

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      Jill 4 years ago

      k on my way to a thinner 2013...started this diet 1/2/13..wishing everyone good luck..

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      timeflies 4 years ago

      Also starting this one...anxious to see all the results as it does seem easy to do. Good luck!

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      Catica 4 years ago

      I as well saw the spot on the Today show and have started - will be interesting to see results.

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      Jill Wendler 4 years ago from New York, New York

      BEFORE DOING ANYTHING! Go check http://Healthfulreviews.com. I really appreciate i did that before going further with any weight loss program. I have tried a lot of different programs, but it was all the same to me. So go check out the cons before getting blinded by the "pros"

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      Cookie Boss 4 years ago

      Getting on the band wagon with the masses. I saw the spot on the Today Show that mentioned the 8 hour diet, deceided to give it a try - wish me luck

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