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Product Details

  • Series: Skinny Rules
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804178895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804178891
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Skinny Meals rocked my world. . . . It’s not just a how-to book. It includes so many yummy food ideas that . . . it’s easy to get through the day without feeling like you’re denying yourself. . . . I may have found the diet book that changes my life.”Books for Better Living

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 bestsellers The Skinny Rules and Jumpstart to Skinny. Harper still teaches a local spin class in Los Angeles, where he resides with his dog, Karl.

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I've enjoyed all the recipes I tried so far.
Melanie
These recipes are so delicious and simple easy to make!
Linda R.
Great advice and lots of really yummy easy recipes.
SG in LA

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Russell on April 25, 2014
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I am the person that hates dieting and has never been able to stick to one more than 2 days! Just the thought of it makes me want to eat more. My husband and I are in our late 40's and have both gained an extra 10+ pounds in the last ten years. I am passionate about cooking and not afraid to try most things. We eat pretty well already with veggies and proteins (or so I thought). I saw Bob talking about his book on tv and for some reason felt the need to order it. I read through the recipes and thought it looked like something I could do. We started on Monday and it is now Friday afternoon. My husband is down 6 pounds and I am down between 4-5! (I exercised hard 4x this week for an hour with cardio and weights) We both feel great! This book works because you are eating large, healthy portions for breakfast and lunch and not getting hungry in between. You need to eat all that is in the recipes. Also, the "no carbs" after lunch rule is a really big help. I'm convinced this really helps to keep the weight off. We have both been drinking more water as well and eating an apple and berries each day as Bob recommended. You will be surprised how many more vegetables and proteins you are eating when you follow this. This is how we all need to eat in order to live a longer, healthier life. We said we'd try it for 5 days but neither of us are feeling cheated or craving snacks so we are just going to continue. Note, I was a huge carb addict and never thought I could stop craving but I have.

We've tried a lot of recipes. Our favorite breakfasts are the avocado toast (you get to eat 4 hard-boiled egg whites) and the eggs florentine. Our lunch favorite is the pesto quesadilla.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Wayne F. on May 10, 2014
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We have used Bob’s “Skinny Rules” for several years now, and his recipes have become part of our daily lifestyle. So we were excited to see more recipes (which means more variety) with the release of “Skinny Meals.” We decided to go “all-in” and follow the menu plan for the first four weeks. Good luck with that. After following the shopping list, we returned home to find at least 10 items left of the listed that will be needed week-one. Further, the recipes lack some of the instructions for preparation or use of ingredients. We are still going to try and make the plan work, but we have filled the margins with notes and additional ingredients on the shopping list. Bob and Ballantine Books, you can do better than this.

Here are the items I have come up with for week one to add to your shopping list:
2 small ripe bananas to freeze for smoothies
1 bunch scallions
11 ounces of ground turkey is called for during the week(list shows 4 ounces)
Unsalted peanuts (recipe calls for 1 ½ tsp chopped)
Whole wheat corkscrew pasta (1/2 cup cooked) pantry list says any type of whole wheat pasta but I was using spaghetti noodles and they didn’t go well with the salad – I may be being picky
Whole wheat English muffins (3 muffins for week per person)
Marinara sauce (if making your own from Bob’s recipe in margin you need 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes besides the other crushed tomatoes used in other recipes)
Hemp Seed
Red curry paste
1 can lite coconut milk (used in two recipes so save extra after first meal)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Cantu on April 29, 2014
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I just got this book a few days ago, but I have to say that I'm already getting frustrated by the some of this book's faults. I'm only a few days into the meal plan (just breakfast and dinners) but I've already run into some recipes that either leave some instructions out, or recipes where the ingredients weren't on the pantry list, or the weekly shopping list.

For a couple of examples of poor instructions, the pan-seared salmon with zucchini and yellow squash leaves out how to pan sear the salmon, & the spaghetti squash casserole ask for roasted veggies but doesn't tell you what veggies or herbs to use.

For an example of recipes where the ingredients aren't on the pantry list, or weekly shopping list, you can look at the Chicken Curry over Cauliflower "Rice" & Tangy Shrimp with Coconut "Rice" recipes where they ask for "lite" coconut milk. Again, I've only gone through a few recipes for week 1 but I'm guessing this will happen with recipes for the next 3 weeks.

If Bob writes a follow up, I'd like to see him use measured quantities. For example, the Avocado toast ask for 4 hard-boiled large egg whites, chopped. When I finished chopping the 3rd egg white I noticed that the amount of egg whites I had was enough for about two pieces of Ezekiel bread. With the Spaghetti Squash Casserole it ask for 1 small yellow onion chopped, but I can't help but think that an exact measurement like half a cup or quarter cup would be more helpful.

Another thing I'd like to see in a follow up is a weekly shopping list that indicates what meals each ingredient is used by. Like I mentioned above, I'm only making the breakfast and dinners at this time, so I can't help but think that I purchased some items that I didn't need to.
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