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The Skinny Rules The Simple Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin Author:Bob Harper, Bob Harper, Greg Critser, Greg Critser THE LAST DIET BOOK YOU?LL EVER NEED — — With so much conflicting weight-loss advice out there to confuse your efforts, it?s no wonder you haven?t been successful losing weight and keeping it off in the past. But with Bob Harper, superstar trainer and co-host of NBC?s hit show The Biggest Loser as your personal authority and coach, you can and wi... more »ll finally shed the pounds?whether you want to lose two or two hundred!
Distilling Bob?s vast knowledge of nutrition, weight-loss strategy, and human nature down to twenty simple, nonnegotiable principles, The Skinny Rules will help you step away from a reliance on processed foods and the need for so much sweet and salt and step into a newly thin lifestyle. And it couldn?t be more straightforward about what you need to do. For example:
Rule #4: Eat protein at every meal, making some kind of fish your go-to protein as often as you can. Take your weight and divide it by two?that?s more or less how much protein you should be eating in grams every day.
Rule #12: Make one day a week a meatless day. Learn to use a few simple plant foods well, and this rule will keep you from succumbing to that notorious dieter?s trap: monotony.
Rule #18: Go to bed slightly hungry. Denied fuel for more than five hours, your body will start burning its own fat and sugar. Make a point not to eat after dinner and you?ll be burning fat while you?re sleeping.
Rule #20: Enjoy a splurge meal once a week. Unlike episodic bingeing, splurge meals are an ingredient in your diet. When you plan something, you are in control.
Taking the guesswork out of implementing The Skinny Rules, Bob offers a month?s worth of menu plans and delicious, rule-abiding recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks to keep you cooking and eating skinny for life. You?ll be happily astounded to see the variety and volume of the tasty food on your plate! He also includes terrific tips for what to stock in your fridge and what to prepare every weekend in order to set yourself up for success during your too-busy-to-cook weekdays.
A virtual GPS to your weight loss goals, The Skinny Rules takes the mystery out of the process; it offers the fastest route to your skinny destination.« less
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Nada A. (njmom3) reviewed The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin on
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-skinny-rules.html
The Skinny Rules as the name implies is a diet book. A diet book by a big name celebrity of the diet industry. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser. The book presents a set of twenty rules to change eating habits and lead to a healthier lifestyle. The rest of the book is a set of menus and recipes to support the eating rules.
My reaction to the book is based partially on my reaction to the rules presented. Some are basic common sense - water, vegetables. portion size. Those you can find across any such book. Some I don't agree with. For example, the idea of a splurge meal to me promotes a diet mentality rather than a lifestyle change.
My reaction to the book is also based on what is not in the book. The book provides these rules but not much guidance on how to implement them. Also, the rules focus on food and do not address physical activity which to me is an equally important part of this journey.
Finally, I did find some inconsistencies in the book. For example, one rule says to avoid sweeteners. Yet, recipes in the book call for agave nectar, which is a sweetener.
So, overall, a set of rules is a straightforward approach. I like some of the rules as they are common sense. My advice would be to take what you find of value, question the science of what seems not based on common sense, and most of all, take responsibility for your own health lifestyle. The rules can help you along the way, but only if you make the change.
I have had this book 3 days and the "rules" are so easy and well kind of common sense but Bob explains why they are so important and how they help you. Also the recipes are yummy and very adaptable you could basically just eat these recipes forever just changing a meat of vegetable for variety.