Thursday, March 20, 2014
First off you need to know that I ADORE Bob Harper. I think he is smart, funny, good at his job, compassionate and HOT. But I think the name of his book stinks. I think it sends out the wrong message and I think it just plain turns people off from what I believe is a book full of great ideas.
So on to what I think about the actual book. I like it. I think that if you only see the list of rules it can be misleading. That's why I bought the actual book. Anyone can find the rules online for free but for me, I wanted to see his explanation and reasoning for recommending what he is recommending. I'm really glad I did.
Some of the rules are common sense. Drink your water....Drink a glass when you wake up in the morning.....Drink a glass before a meal. Well for me, this is easy because I already do it!
How about eat your veggies?! Again...easy one for me.
Another is reading labels so you know what you're eating and there is one about knowing portion size. Again...all common sense stuff right? I would say about half of them need no real explanation but for me anyway, I had no idea what he wants when he says ''Slash your intake of refined flours and grains'' That's subjective. OR Go to bed hungry? Huh? (Neither are as awful as they sound by the way)
The book is broken up into sections, first the rules. Then his plan for prep and then recipes if you wish to use them. I really liked this book. It's quite funny. He writes like he talks. He shoots from the hip which I love. No crap...just facts and direction.
I'm going to start following ALL 20 rules on Monday. I wanted time to make a good grocery list, plan and prepare for success. What's worse than being all excited and ready to change your life only to realize you're not really prepared?
I do NOT look at this like a diet. I really don't. I've done the diet thing. The program. South Beach, WW, Carbohydrate addicts....I have no desire to go back to that kinda thing because while I believe that ANY diet can work as long as you stick to it, I've yet to find one I stick to. This is not a ''beat myself up'' moment. I just truly believe that it takes time to learn what works for each of us and for me, a program is not the way to go.
The cover of the book says ''The simple non-negotiable principles for getting to thin''
So instead of seeing this as a program or diet, I see a list of healthy habits that I'm incorporating into my life. But whatever it is...I only see positive changes coming my way!