Monthly Archives: January 2018

8 Hour Diet

You may not know the name David Zinczenko right off the bat but you may have caught him on TV morning shows. Surely you have heard of his Eat This, Not That! books. He was also the chief editor of Men’s Health Magazine.

One of his books, the 8 Hour Diet works on the premise that you eat all your food within an eight hour window and fast for the other sixteen hours per day. There is also the encouragement to exercise eight minutes a day to start burning fat. Now, just eating within the hours doesn’t give license to eat all you can in those eight hours. Be mindful of your portion sizes.

I have tried this and what I have found is that I need to fill up on water and black tea before breakfast in order to stave off hunger a little longer. To start, you can try it for three days and work up to longer.

Laila Ali Lifestyle

Laila Ali, daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali, has her own blog that covers food, fitness, health and wellness. She also has a podcast, and is the host of OWN’s Home Made Simple show. She has a cookbook coming out next week with some of the recipes she has developed. It is called Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food from My Table to Yours!

She has always enjoyed cooking and when she became a boxer, she knew she had to eat right. She has some very tempting and healthy recipes on her blog.

You may have seen her on TV on Dancing with the Stars, or hosting American Gladiators with Hulk Hogan. She’s also made appearances on Chopped: All Stars, Celebrity Wife Swap, and Celebrity Apprentice.

This is her latest recipe on her blog from Home Made Simple:
Gouchujang Guacamole

More tips to change

How are you doing with your resolutions? Here are some more things to try for a healthier you:

Stop buying premade junk. That means cake mixes, cookies, canned soups, microwave meals. Make it yourself. Maybe you’ll need to spend time on the weekends preparing for the week. Or getting a pressure cooker to cook quicker or slow cooker to let it cook while you work. This way you know what you are putting in your body.

Eat and shop for local foods. Eat foods when they are in season. Try something new once a week.

Bring your own lunch to work instead of buying out.

Eat meatless meals once or twice a week. Eat more salads.

Make your breakfast ahead of time. Try some overnight oats.

Use Pinterest for recipe ideas.

Mix up your meals. Some people eat the same things day in and day out. Try something new and get out of that humdrum routine.

Keep your pantry stocked with healthy grains, spices, snacks.

It’s Hard to follow through

With your New Year’s resolutions, that is. Here are some more ideas the Victor crew found from MensHealth.com for trying to keep your resolutions for this year.

Schedule a competition. Wow – if you plan on a 5K run, you’ll have to train for it. Talk about motivation!

Take selfies. They suggest to do this instead of looking at the scale. Share your progress through pictures.

Set mini-goals monthly. Set up short-term marks to reach throughout the year. It helps to take change in smaller chunks.

Find a partner. It helps to be accountable to someone. Maybe it’s someone to workout with or someone to just offer support and report progress to.

Do an extreme workout. Sometime down the road after you have gotten comfortable with your routine, change it up with one extreme workout a month to make it more interesting – go rock climbing, hike up a mountain, go to a training facility that will help you mix it up.