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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Advice but lacking in one area: Exercise!, May 15, 2012
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This review is from: The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin (Kindle Edition)
I read The Skinny Rules today and I loved it! The book was fantastic. Bob and Greg explain all the rules in an easy to understand way. The book doesn't get into a lot of technical detail on why you should eat this way and the little it does cover doesn't make you feel like you are reading out of a college biology textbook.

I love rules and lists and this is an easy way to keep myself on track. It gives recipes (with calorie counts) and a list of foods you can pick and choose over the first four weeks (or longer, if you want). I have read a lot of diet books that say "eat X on Monday, eat Y on Tuesday, and eat Z on Wednesday" without giving you a good list if you want to substitute if you don't like certain foods on Monday or Wednesday. Bob's list is interchangable throughout the week, so if I want to skip tuna, I easily can.

The one area that lacked in this book was exercise. The only mention of exercise in the entire book is at the beginning, when he debunks the myth that if you exercise you don't have to change your eating habits. More than one study has shown that exercise, along with diet, is a key component to weight loss. It seems especially strange that it is missing from here since Bob is a personal trainer. While I have my own exercise plan separate from the book, if you are looking for a complete program (diet and exercise) then this isn't the book for you.

Overall, it was good and I would recommend to my friends, but be warned that this is only about the food side of weight loss and not the whole picture.
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Initial post: May 16, 2012 11:45:23 PM PDT
Kaley Quinn says:
Try Bob Harper's other book, "Are You Ready", or his workout DVDs, for useful exercise advice. I have several of his DVDs; they are very good workouts.
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