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The Skinny Rules [Kindle Edition]

Bob Harper , Greg Critser
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Losing weight has never been so easy! With so many conflicting diets around, it's no wonder people find it hard to shed the pounds and keep them off. At last, here's a weight-loss plan that is clear, logical and easy - no gimmicks, no fads, just a no-nonsense way to get thin.

Bob Harper is a renowned fitness trainer and is the star of The Biggest Loser USA. Bob has used his vast knowledge of nutrition, weight-loss strategy and human nature to devise twenty simple principles that will enable you to step into a newly thin lifestyle. His rules are as easy as: Don't Drink Your Calories; Eat Protein at Every Meal and No Carbs After Lunch.

Bob doesn't stop at just teaching you the rules, either. He also shows you how to integrate them into your everyday life by supplying menu plans and 90 delicious, rule-abiding recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If that wasn't enough, there are also tips for what to stock in your fridge and meals you can prepare ahead in case you don't have time to cook during the week.

With Bob as your coach and mentor, you can and will lose weight - whether you want to shed two pounds or two hundred. It's the surefire way to a thin new you!

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Book Description

Lose weight permanently by following the simple principles in this No 1 bestselling diet book.

About the Author

Bob Harper is a world-renowned fitness trainer and star of The Biggest Loser USA. He has several bestselling fitness DVDs, his own line of supplements, an online fitness club and the inspirational book Are You Ready! to his credit. He still teaches a local spin class in Los Angeles, where he resides with his dog, Karl.

Greg Crister 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: 1195 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (30 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093MIGC0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,118 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Skinny Rules 3 Oct. 2012
By cabstow
The Skinny Rules
I bought this book when it came out not convinced that it would actually work! Now at the beginning of Week 3 I have lost 10lbs already. Being diabetic the diet suits me very well and some of the recipes leave you struggling to finish the plateful - for example the Tuna Nicoise Salad. I love the Hearty Tomato and Basil soup - ideal to make and take to work to reheat for lunch, even my husband likes it and he's not on the diet! Working full time including late nights can be problematic but overall you seem to be able to get around it. Evening meals without potatoes, pasta and rice were difficult the first week but seem like second nature now. I recommend this book to anyone who has tried most other fad diets that don't work - this really is a change of eating book and not a diet - good for anyone who is diabetic and fed up with being told 'it's easy to lose a stone' by the nurses!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice 12 Dec. 2012
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I bought this book for myself as I have about a stone or so that I would like to shift. However, a friend borrowed it from me before I had a chance to open it and she's had amazing results in a short time. She does have quite a lot of weight to lose but within 3 weeks she has already lost over a stone and gives full credit to this book. Lots of no-nonsense advice and clear guidelines about how to get started. It obviously works and I hope she gives it back soon!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous and Easy to Follow 27 Nov. 2012
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Loved it from the first page, I have tried numerous diets over the years although this is "common sense" the way bob writes it makes it easy to follow. The menus are good and recipies easy to do. I have lost 20lb in 3 weeks The only downside was that I purchased it as a kindle book and would suggest you buy a proper book if you are going to try it !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By M.O.F.
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I bought this book as I have been watching 'Biggest Loser' and really like Bob Harper. I've already lost 2 stone, and found that I'm already following a few of the rules just using common sense. I read this book in two days, as I really wanted to get the most from it quickly. I agree with most of the rules and I'm making the changes I need to follow as many as I can (drinking water before every meal and switching to wholemeal were the first two to be added to my routines). Eating berries and apple was also not too big a change for me. There is one rule however that I tried and have ruled out as it is NOT FOR ME. Going to bed hungry - I can see the theory behind it, but it doesn't work for me personally. I tried it for two days, but ended up so hungry that I ate biscuits late evening and then felt bad.. You might be thinking 'Greedy so and so has no willpower', but up until that point I'd gone three months without a single biscuit or cake! They weren't even biscuits that I liked! Overall I loved this book, but have to reduce the stars because following some of the advice made me slip up a bit and then feel bad (not a good thing for a comfort eater) - hopefully though the rest of the rules will help me make healthy long term changes to my diet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the skinny rules 31 Dec. 2012
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Very good value and very informative I have now lost over a stone. I hope Bob Harper will write more helpful books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Claire
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I'm still reading this through but have to say so far it is the most useful collection of "tips" from a man that knows it works!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written. 3 July 2013
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This book is very readable. Sensible advice and easy to understand. I do feel that its more geared towards an American audience.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We should all follow this 28 Oct. 2012
By Iggy
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This book is my new bible. Although dieting is not rocket science, not many of us seem to be able to accept that if we want to be healthy and slimmer we have to change our lifestyle completely. This book is very blunt on we should and shouldn't eat and unfortunately Bob is right. I admit I've not done everything he says, however, I try not to have any carbs after 3.00 pm and I am now snacking on low fat greek yoghurt and berries. My advice is to have a read and if you can't go cold turkey then introduce sections over a few days, oh and leave biscuits, cakes etc alone ... for ever. Sorry that really is non negotiable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay. Did not say anything new really.
Its okay. Did not say anything new really.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and easy advice to follow
Practical and easy advice to follow. These rules are so simple and they work. I have loosely followed these rules for the last couple of months and have lost half a stone so far. Read more
Published 9 months ago by treacle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book really helpful
Published 9 months ago by audrey flood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 10 months ago by debra jarrold
4.0 out of 5 stars but food is nice and healthy
Quite difficult to stick to as all the prep is very time consuming, but food is nice and healthy.
Published 11 months ago by S. Morrison
3.0 out of 5 stars yep ok if you want to follow a diet
good rules to follow for life.
Published 12 months ago by Emma Charlton
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Lots of advice and lovely recipes. Not only does he gives the rules but also explains how /why they work
Published 17 months ago by Woolybabe
1.0 out of 5 stars Looked as bad as Jumpstart to Skinny- which was bad enough!
Didn't get that far. Tried 2 days of the Jumpstart to Skinny which was more than enough.
And looking at this- its not much better. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Kermy
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple rules for a healthier life
Really liked Bob's rules. They are well explained and easy to follow. I think some will be easier to follow than others though. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Osei
5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy for slimmers
This book isn't a diet book it is a book which shows you how to change you eating habits into a life changing healthy way which will result in weight loss which will remain if you... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Eliza Jane
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