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

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

by Bob Harper, Greg Critser
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Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss by Bob Harper, Greg Critser

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LOSE UP TO 20 POUNDS IN 21 DAYS!

In The Skinny Rules, celebrity trainer and coach of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Bob Harper delivers the ultimate strategy for healthy, long-term weight loss and “thin maintenance.” But what if you have a big event looming—a reunion, wedding, beach vacation, or other special occasion—and need a fast-acting plan to meet your short-term goals?
 
Jumpstart to Skinny features thirteen short-term Rules (no one gets thin on mere suggestions) that will supercharge your weight loss. Taking any confusion or decision making out of the equation, Harper also provides a day-by-day plan for success, including his body-toning “Jumpstart Moves” and deliciously slimming recipes specially designed for your get-skinny needs.
 
Jumpstart to Skinny lets you in on the secrets Bob shares with his red-carpet celebrity clients. This is not a marathon diet; it’s a quick sprint to the finish line. And the victory lap comes when you slip into that sexy dress or swimsuit and feel fantastic. Get started today!
 
THE FOUR-PART JUMPSTART PLAN TO A SKINNIER YOU
 
• Your Jumpstart Rules: Thirteen must-follow principles to get you ready for your own “big reveal,” including Rule #1, a precise breakdown of the proper protein/carbohydrate/fat proportions for every meal, and Rule #3, which explains why you need to just say no to complex carbs after breakfast during this three-week plan. These are the Rules that Bob Harper and his celebrity clients use to get ready for their big events—and now you’re in on the secrets, too.
 
• Your Jumpstart Day-by-Day: No decisions, no confusion! Here is the simple, three-week game plan: the food to buy and prepare ahead each week, when and how much to eat each day, and the when and how of your exercise schedule.
 
• Your Jumpstart Moves: Bob’s unique, twenty-minute, at-home exercise routines. From sit-ups, push-ups, and squats to jumping rope, lateral jumps, and simple chair dips, choose one of the seven “packages” of body-toning moves when your day calls for Bob’s “metabolic conditioning.”
 
• Jumpstart Recipes: Cleansing or juice fasting? No way! You need to eat to lose weight, so here are twenty-one days of slimmingly delicious recipes—including “Peanut Butter and Jelly” Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Hash, Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, Buffalo Chicken Salad, and Bob’s signature Shrimp Skimpy—formulated with your Jumpstart protein/carb/fat proportions (see Rule #1!) and calorie maximums in mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345545107
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: Skinny Rules Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 634,496
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bob Harper is a world-renowned fitness trainer and the longest-reigning star of the NBC reality series The Biggest Loser, which went into its fourteenth season in January 2013. He has released several popular fitness DVDs and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Skinny Rules. Harper still teaches a local spin class in Los Angeles, where he resides with his dog, Karl.

Greg Critser is a longtime science and medical journalist. The co-author of Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules, Critser is also the author of the international bestseller Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did the 3 week plan and dropped 14 pounds!!! It is very strick, but well worth it and truely not that bad. The food is good and honestly I wasn't hungry until it was time for my next meal. But that is exactly the time I should be hungry right?? I have been off the diet for 3 weeks now but have kept up with the excerise and the 40/40/20. The weight is still coming off!!! Could not reccommend enough. It is a great way to learn how to eat properly and get on an excerise program.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Have been trying to lose weight for years.  I even was going to a "Diet Dr." and was on diet pills to drop the weight, but no luck. Then I happened upon Bob Harpers book. The plan looked strict but I figured I could do anything for 20 days so I tried it. All I can say is Bob Harper is a genius! I followed the plan for the prescribed amount of time and then transitioned into The Skinny Rules.  In 3 months I have lost 31 pounds and feel great! It is not really a diet but a new better way of eating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read! Easy to follow step by step workouts and wonderful healthy recipes. I highly recommend this book. Bob Harper is truly gifted, he writes as if he knows me. Every muscle is sore and my weight is dropping and I'm only on week two!
Glo-Glo More than 1 year ago
This is really turning out to be a quick read, which helps when you want to execute his plan. I am almost done with the 13 rules and then that will allow me to get started on the three week plan. I can't wait. I recommend the book to anyone that needs motivation to get started on a healthier you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't force yourself not to eat, Eat healthy foods or snacks If you eat alot one day just try to Exercise to burn the extra carbs and fat I hope helped- A nice person
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Sheryl_California More than 1 year ago
I loved this plan...getting ready for a beach vacation on week 2 and lost 5 pounds already. The detailed menus are so helpful and yummy. Full all the time and no cravings! When I come back go to the Skinny rules diet!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I am a huge fan of Bob Harper, but this book really disappointed me. In his attempt to give a basic understanding of simple and complex carbs to the readers, he gives some rather misleading information. He says that simple carbs are "good" because they are found in fruits in vegetables, however, simple carbs are also found in table sugar, candy, soda and gum. He also advises staying away from complex carbs, which he states are in processed starchy foods. That may be true but complex carbs are also found in whole grain foods, oats, and some vegetables. Bob also promotes drinking a lot of water, but too much water can be very dangerous, you can dilute your electrolytes. As far as electrolytes go, some electrolyte levels in your body are very sensitive and too much or too little of any electrolyte can cause very serious problems such as heart problems. Bob recommends electrolyte replacements, but I think that is something that should be determined by a doctor, especially if somebody is on any type of prescribed medication. Bob should just stick with the simple message of "eat less and exercise more."
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