If there’s one thing Bob Harper doesn’t like, it’s anything complicated. But what he also doesn’t like is trying to take the easy way out when commitment and hard work are needed. So he’s pulled together 20 simple rules for weight loss that reflect all the above. “They aren’t easy,” he told us about his rules in a recent phone conversation. “My publisher really pushed back when I first came up with these. But after years of working with Biggest Loser contestants, I know what needs to be done when it comes to losing weight.”
Here are Bob Harper’s 20 Rules to get and stay skinny!
RULE 1: Drink a Large Glass of Water before Every Meal – No Excuses!
RULE 2: Don’t Drink Your Calories
RULE 3: Eat Protein Every Meal – or Stay Hungry and Grouchy
RULE 4: Slash Your Intake of Refined Flours and Grains
RULE 5: Eat 30 to 50 Grams of Fiber a Day
RULE 6: Eat Apples and Berries Every Single Day – Every Single Day!
RULE 7: No Carbs after Lunch
RULE 8: Learn to Read Food Labels So You Know What You Are Eating
RULE 9: Step Guessing About Portion Size and Get It Right – for Good!
RULE 10: No More Added Sweeteners, Including Artificial Ones
RULES 11: Get Rid of Those White Potatoes
RULE 12: Make One Day a Week Meatless
RULE 13: Get Rid of Fast Foods and Fried Foods
RULE 14: Eat a Real Breakfast
RULE 15: Make Your Own Food and Eat at Least Ten Meals a Week at Home
RULE 16: Banish High-Salt Foods
RULE 17: Eat Your Vegetables – Just Do It!
RULE 18: Go to Bed Hungry
RULE 19: Sleep Right
RULE 20: Plan One Splurge Meal a Week