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!
Readers may recognize Harper (The Skinny Rules) from his 10 years as trainer and coach on NBC's The Biggest Loser. But even those readers who have no idea who Harper is should enjoy this simple and encouraging primer to losing weight. Besides urging readers to acquire a "skinny mind-set" and new "outlook on life," Harper takes them through six habits that, according to him, will help them meet their fitness goals. As encouragement, he peppers success stories throughout the book. But it's the step-by-step information provided for each practice, from "Make Contingency Plans" to "Dress for Thin," that should help readers the most. Each chapter includes "Habit Homework," which combines occasional tough challenges with simple tips and strategies for positive lifestyle changes. To add interest and credibility, Harper includes insights from such experts as Peter Gollwitzer, an NYU psychology professor, and Brian Wansink, a comedian turned nutritional science researcher. Even readers who think they know everything about weight loss strategies may find new information in this slim guide to weight management.