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Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

I love Bob, but I don't love this book. Sorry. I'd recommend the

I love Bob, but I don't love this book. Sorry. I'd recommend the Hungry Chick Dieting Solution instead. I have already lost 11 pounds using it and I couldn't be more than happier with the results.   

posted by Anonymous on June 17, 2013

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15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Too Simplified

This is a short read and a little too simple. I like his stance on quick weight loss and have adopted his eating plan and some of his routines into my own - hopefully I will be successful. But, it's way too 'prescribed' for me and some of the exercise moves require mor...
This is a short read and a little too simple. I like his stance on quick weight loss and have adopted his eating plan and some of his routines into my own - hopefully I will be successful. But, it's way too 'prescribed' for me and some of the exercise moves require more fitness advancement. There is a diet plan but the diet is made up of HIS recipes; of course, one can change up the menu for another one of HIS dishes if needed.

For me, aside from the calorie requirements, I would have liked to see the amount of carbs and protein grams required - not just percentages with a caveat: don't worry just follow MY meal plan (yuck).

posted by PBWriter36 on April 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Too Simplified

    This is a short read and a little too simple. I like his stance on quick weight loss and have adopted his eating plan and some of his routines into my own - hopefully I will be successful. But, it's way too 'prescribed' for me and some of the exercise moves require more fitness advancement. There is a diet plan but the diet is made up of HIS recipes; of course, one can change up the menu for another one of HIS dishes if needed.

    For me, aside from the calorie requirements, I would have liked to see the amount of carbs and protein grams required - not just percentages with a caveat: don't worry just follow MY meal plan (yuck).

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Interesting recipes

    Mr. Harper is trying to give the dieter a balance of protein to obtain a fullness and keep from those snack attacks. His recipes are mostly tasty although I did find some not to my palate. I just substitutesd something I had a few days ago. I have only lost a few lbs as I have RA and am unable to do floor exercises. I do a lot of walking. The recipes are healthy with large amounts of kale, spinach and leafy greens. I do not like ground turkey and there are many warnings about samomella warnings by CR so I won't buy it again. Aside from healthier eating, I think the mediteranian diet is much bettter and just as healthy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Be prepared to eat a LOT of spinach and a bajillion egg whites.

    Be prepared to eat a LOT of spinach and a bajillion egg whites.
    There's spinach on the menu every day, and it seems like it's three times a day. I don't really like spinach, so this fact has really stood out for me. Egg whites are an almost every day item. There is a lot of cooking to be done. The recipes are all single-serving, which works for me, but might be hard for someone who has to cook for others, as well. I'm a vegetarian who will occasionally eat fish, but there are no vegetarian adaptations for the recipes, so I'm winging it in that regard and I have no idea how that may be affecting the pre-calculated nutrient balance. That being said, the recipes are not difficult to prepare; they just lack variety (chicken, anyone?). The peanut butter and jelly oatmeal and the fish with tropical salsa are delicious.

    This plan requires exercise first thing in the morning (before eating anything). Between that and the cooking, I'm having to get up before dawn to get in the walking and the hot breakfast and still get to work on time. You will need to plan ahead on several fronts if you follow this plan.

    I'm about 11 days into the 3-week plan, and so far, I've lost 7 pounds, but man, I am so tired. I lost five pounds in the first five days, gained two back immediately, and then lost nothing more until day 11, when another two pounds registered. I'm curious to see if I'll lose anything more before the end of the three weeks. The plan is OK, it seems to work, and it's important to keep in mind that this is not intended to be a lifelong plan, but a jumpstart for when you're in a hurry to drop a few pounds.

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