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The Skinny Rule Summary

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You wanted to see them all in one place, right?

From "The Skinny Rules" by Bob Harper

1) Drink a large glass of water before every meal – no excuses!

2) Don’t drink your calories

3) Eat protein at every meal – or stay hungry and grouchy

4) Slash your intake of refined flours and grains

5) Eat 30 to 50 grams of fiber a day

6) Eat apples and berries every single day. Every. Single. Day!

7) No carbs after lunch

8) Learn to read food labels so you know what you are eating

9) Stop guessing about portion size and get it right – for good

10) No more added sweeteners, including artificial ones

11) Get rid of those white potatoes

12) Make one day a week meatless

13) Get rid of fast foods and fried foods

14) Eat a real breakfast

15) Make your own food and eat at least ten meals a week at home

16) Banish high-salt foods

17) Eat your vegetables – just do it

18) Go to bed hungry

19) Sleep right

20) Plan one splurge meal a week

Harper concludes the book with a section entitled "The Skinny Way" which gives tips, additional details on carrying out some of the rules, a menu selection for the first 30 days, and recipes.

I found this an excellent book - one I would consider purchasing. My biggest takeaways that I am going to be working on as I am able are increased protein, increased fiber via more veggies, front loading my carbs early in the day, and going to bed hungry.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
POSITIVELY_EB 11/15/2012 2:36PM


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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 11/14/2012 5:22PM

    I enjoyed it a lot too, especially hearing your "takes" on each of the rules. I think I'll check it out at the library!

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GETSALONG 11/14/2012 3:49PM

  emoticon thank you for posting these, interesting to ponder :)

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-POOKIE- 11/14/2012 2:05PM

    I think on the whole these have been some really sensible rules, practical enough to follow and I have enjoyed your discussion on them!

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KITT52 11/14/2012 7:58AM

    thanks for sharing all the info...
I am happy to say I agree with it all, and I do it all, except I still have a white potato , I make sure it is baked or steamed, only 100 or less grams and I never add any fats or salt....I enjoy them plain....

have a healthy day

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MIZINA730 11/13/2012 7:56PM

    I'm going to note these rules and refer to them often.

Thanks! emoticon

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PETUNIA102 11/13/2012 7:27PM

    Thank you for posting this!!! Super motivational!

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REEVESBOB 11/13/2012 7:23PM


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