Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bob Harpers Skinny Rules

I'm watching a PVR'd "The Revolution" episode and Bob Harper from the biggest loser is on promoting his new book "Skinny Rules".  On the episode he quoted 5 rules to losing weight.  And they make a lot of sense!  And most of them I do already!  He said that he's found that people do better at weight loss when they have rules to adhere to

1.  Drink lots of water.  Have a big glass of water when you get up in the morning and a glass of water before eating each meal (of course drink lots during the day too).

2.  Eat protein with every meal.  Your body can't store protein so this keeps the body fueled all the time and keeps your metabolism pumping!

3.  Eat an apple and some berries every day.  Lots of fibre and antioxidants.

4.  Go to bed hungry.  It's hard, but he says it really does help with weight loss!

5.  Plan a splurge meal once a week.

Using the 80/20 rule, being good 80% of the time but allow yourself to "cheat" 20% of the time.  You take 8 steps forward and 2 steps back, you're still 6 steps ahead!  I tell this to my patients in Diabetic education ALL THE TIME.  You need to live and allow yourself to have those cravings, but just not all the time.  If you've been good all week and have that splurge meal or snack to look forward to, you're going to enjoy it that much more.

Now I want to get that book, lol!

1 comment:

  1. These steps make a lot of sense. I like the whole 80/20 rule and you're completely right about even though you go 2 steps back it's still an overall of 6 forward. I probably wouldn't have looked at it like that before, so thanks for putting it in perspective. :)