I bought Bob Harper’s, The Skinny Rules over the weekend and while I’ll admit that I haven’t really read it yet, I did skim the table of contents to see what all the rules were. Overall, there was nothing super surprising in the book. Just good common sense with helpful ways to actually do them. I’ll try and talk about all the variety of rules as I get further along in the book but here are a couple that I’ll talk about today:
- Eat apples and berries every single day
- Eat 30-50 grams of fiber every day
- Eat protein with every single meal
I actually try to do these 3 things every day anyway. I have blueberries every morning in my smoothie, make sure I eat things high in fiber (whole wheat pasta, apples) and thanks to Chris, never eat a meal without protein (he’s a firm believer in eating protein to keep you full). However, as I was looking at Bob’s list of high-fiber foods, I was surprised that strawberries are at the top of the list. He says that 1/2 cup of strawberries have 9 grams of fiber! That’s a lot! And so I was thinking, “hmmm, how could I combine those 3 rules into 1 healthy snack?” Oh wait, I know. Strawberries and greek yogurt for my mid-morning snack. So I chopped up a bunch of strawberries and plan on taking them to work and mixing them in with non-fat, plain greek yogurt. An under 200 calorie snack with 15+ grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. Pretty good, don’t you think?
Oh and this has nothing to do with strawberries but more to do with fiber…Bob included this protein/fiber/meal replacement drink. I haven’t made it yet but definitely will be trying it out. You know how I love my smoothies.
Bob Harper’s Mean, Green Drink Meal Replacement
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
- 1 cup chopped fresh kale
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 small banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 20 ounces water
Directions: Blend everything up in a blender. Enjoy
14g fiber, 340 calories.
Thoughts on Bob’s rules? Makes total sense. Good antioxidants and fiber in the fruit plus protein to keep you full. No brainier if you ask me. Sometimes it just has to be spelled out in plain English to make you actually do it.
Has anyone else read The Skinny Rules?