The Skinny Rules

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The Skinny Rules

The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

By Bob Harper; Greg Critser

Ballantine Books, Hardcover, 9780345533128, 278pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Description

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. 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.
LOSING WEIGHT IS NOW AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3 . . . AND 3-15-18-20 TOO
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.



About the Author
Bob Harper, trainer on The Biggest Loser, has traveled the world, empowering millions and sharing his successful holistic approach to fitness and weight loss. He is working on a program entitled Diabetes & You: Step It Up to Get It Down 6.5 Steps Toward Better Blood Sugar Control to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. His favorite activities include yoga, running, photography, and reading. According to Bob, the key to life is to realize that today is the first day of the rest of your life and that you have the power to change anything you put your mind to. He lives in Los Angeles.

GREG CRITSER is a longtime chronicler of the modern pharmaceutical industry and the politics of medicine. His columns and essays on the subject have appeared in Harper s Magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, and elsewhere. Critser is the author of Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Houghton Mifflin), which the American Diabetes Association called the definitive journalistic account of the modern obesity epidemic. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife, Antoinette Mongelli.