Sunday, March 22, 2015

Skinny Habits: The Six Secrets of Thin People by Bob Harper with Greg Kritser (Book Review)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.

About the book-

Bob Harper lets us in on the secret behaviors of people who not only lose weight but keep the pounds off for good—and make it look easy.
In Bob Harper's #1 New York Times bestselling book The Skinny Rules, the trusted trainer and coach of NBC's The Biggest Loser laid out the twenty nonnegotiable eating rules for getting thin.
In the process of helping countless men and women reach their weight loss goals, Harper has noticed six fundamental patterns in the lifestyle choices of those who succeed long-term—from the unique way they plan ahead to how they organize their environment and social calendars to even the way they dress. With his signature authority, colorful stories, and real-world solutions, Harper draws on the most up-to-date research related to habit formation, neuroplasticity, and cognitive behavioral psychology to show how feeding your brain—“the muscle between your ears”—can wield as much control over your weight as what you put in your mouth.
With anecdotes about his clients, guided steps for adopting your new practices, and tips for integrating them into your own daily routine, Skinny Habits has everything you need to shape your body and your life!

My thoughts-

I know that weight loss and healthy habits can be difficult for many people to maintain (myself included). There are all kinds of books and theories and new diets and fads out there, so it can get confusing to know exactly what it is going to work. I think that it is becoming more common knowledge that fads don't work and that the way to be healthy is not a diet at all, but a healthy lifestyle. Bob Harper expounds upon that in Skinny Habits. He starts with the typical foundation of eating clean and making sure you are active, but his 6 habits will help you really be prepared to live a healthy, positive lifestyle and maintain the body you want, not just because you want to look fabulous (but let's be real, that is a part of it) but because you want to FEEL fabulous and energetic! There are some great tips here, some are things you have probably heard before (plenty of water and sleep) and other habits might be new to you, but I think you will be like me while you are reading nodding your head yes enthusiastically as you read along. I loved the homework at the end of each habit, allowing you to see exactly what it is standing in your way to being your best self. This is definitely a must read for people who are looking to improve themselves, I highly recommend it!

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  1. It is nice to see someone not endorse a fad for the cash. He knows what works and sticks to it!

  2. It is nice to see someone not endorse a fad for the cash. He knows what works and sticks to it!