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The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin [Kindle Edition]

Bob Harper , Greg Critser
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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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. 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 will 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 Bob’s methods couldn’t be more straightforward.
Taking the guesswork out of implementing the Skinny Rules, Bob offers a month’s worth of menu plans and more than 90 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, offering the fastest route to your skinny destination.
Rule #3: 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 #15: Eat at least ten meals a week at home (and cook them yourself). Restaurant portions are usually 40 to 50 percent bigger than what you’d serve at home—the more you eat out, the more you overeat. Set yourself up for success by preparing my turkey meatballs, hummus, and roasted vegetables on the weekend so that you will have go-to staples and no excuses!
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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Bob Harper is a world-renowned fitness trainer and star of the NBC reality series The Biggest Loser, which finished thirteenth season in 2012. With several bestselling fitness DVDs, his own line of supplements, an online fitness club, as well as the inspirational book Are You Ready? to his credit, Harper still teaches a local spin class where he resides in Los Angeles with his dog Karl.
Greg Critser is a longtime science and medical journalist. The author of the international bestseller Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World, he lives in Pasadena, California.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2515 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 15 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OCYQR2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,878 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HE SAYS -YOU DO-YOU LOOSE WEIGHT Jan. 16 2014
By Toolman
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent book. I have been struggling with my weight for years. I have had Gastric Bypass Surgery and had lost a significant amount of weight. Unfortunately some had crept back (60 lbs). I have tried everything to loose including a few dieticians and trainers.
Bob's no nonsense rules work for me. There is a reason he is a trainer for The Biggest Looser! I like the fact that he says "DO THIS AND DON'T DO THAT". It takes the guess work out of it for me and works, but be prepared it is not easy and takes dedication. I find some of the rules very challenging, example one meatless day and going to bed hungry but if you are willing to embrace Bob's rules I think anyone will succeed.
Thanks Bob
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Skinny Rules really works! June 18 2012
By Perry
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've never tried any sort of diet in my 53 years. I was gaining weight year after year. I wasn't obese but if I kept on that path I'd get there eventually. So, I decided to look for something to help me lose weight. I didn't want a diet. I wanted a new way of eating. I purchased Bob Harper's book The Skinny Rules and so far so good. I've lost 16 lbs in only a few weeks. It's a very easy read and super simple to follow. He explains the logic behind his rules and they just make sense. The recipes are easy to make and pretty tasty as well. So, I'd say... go ahead and buy it. It WILL work for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tips for Losing Weight! March 2 2015
By Sandy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I heard great things about this book from someone on Facebook so I had to order it! I thouroughly enjoyed reading it from front to back in only a couple days, I could not put it down. Bob's Skinny Rules are so easy to follow. I went grocery shopping right away and bought things that Bob suggested like Ezekiel bread which is not made with any flour but is made from grains and sprouts and it is delicious! If I can follow Bob's Skinny rules, anyone can!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book Jan. 23 2013
By Stacy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. It's simple and straight forward. It also helps that I love Bob!!! I enjoy his humour.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Jan. 8 2013
I have tried many diets before. My friend suggested this book.
What a great book, I lost 10lbs in 1 month, but honestly I was not following exactly what is written. My husband lost 25Lbs in 1 month withtout exercise. I am starting to following his rules and his 4 week meal plan. Suggesting this book to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book May 6 2014
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Great info..didn't expect the info to make the difference it me when I say if you buy the DVDs , buy this book..the result are twice as much with the workouts
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Oct. 11 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very good book I learn some new rules.
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