Monday, February 25, 2013

Trying The 8-Hour Diet

Being the mother of a new little has its difficulties. The one that is weighing on me right now is weight loss. As a nursing mother I can not do a serious/hardcore diet or exercise to vigorously (according to my doctor). So what is a woman to do when she wants to get er figure back?

A few days ago i saw an ad for a segment being featured on our local news station. The segment was to highlight a new diet called "The 8-hour Diet." I did not feel like staying up for the news so i went ahead and did my own research. From what I can tell it is a very simple diet. All you have to do is pick an 8 hour stretch of time and only eat during that time. sounds easy enough. The tough part is you still need to cut out those things we all know we should not eat or drink but just can't seem to quit. No more soda or sugary drinks. Have to cut the sweets and watch your portions. The most appealing aspect of the diet is that you don't have to over analyze what you eat, just watch the portions. You also should not binge eat during the right hours.

The problem: a meal is going to have to be cut. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, take your pick. You can't have all three. If you have your breakfast at 7 am then your eating window closes at 3 pm. When your normal dinner time comes around you would have to do your best to skip it. We all know its hard to change how often you eat.

As hard as it seems to cut back it is definitely worth a try. I need to lose weight and there aren't many options open to me. After you factor in time, patience, and doctor's orders, there isn't much left to work with.  I am going to give this diet an honest try and increase my water consumption.

I'll check back with a new blog on the 8-hour diet after one month. Hopefully I will have good news and a smaller waistline.


  1. I may try this out... my mother told me today I am gaining weight and it looks round.... she thinks I'm pregnant I swear!

  2. I've never heard of anything like this. Curious to know how it goes. Take care and good luck!!

  3. Hey there,
    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

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