Saturday, May 2, 2015

Skinny Habits: The 6 Secrets of Thin People by Bob Harper

Publisher:    Ballantine
Published:   April 28, 2015
ISBN:     978-0804178907
Genre:   Non-Fiction, Health
Format:  Ebook
Obtained via:  Publisher - Edelweiss
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina


I picked up Bob Harper’s SKINNY HABITS primarily because I was interested in what he would have to say about weight loss, but also because of my interest in how he deals with habits in general.  Good advice on habits in one area can often be applied to other areas and I was pleased to see this was true in Harper’s book.  On the heels of his SKINNY RULES I was also curious where he would go with SKINNY HABITS.  It is a nice, logical progression.  After all, once you have the rules for whatever you are pursuing down, how do you keep following them with enthusiasm?  Or to see if they ultimately make sense?  Harper does a nice job with this as well.

Harper takes some time describing what makes up a skinny mind-set followed by a skinny brain before individual chapters on the six habits:  Contingency Plans, Consciously Pushing Back, Reengineering Your Environment, Challenging Yourself, Resting for Success and Dressing for Thin.  He tells the reader from the beginning to go ahead and jump ahead and that the habits can be applied in any order.  Each one makes a lot of sense. At the end he gives a neatly done recap of not only the Skinny Habits, but the Skinny Rules. 

SKINNY HABITS is not a book of “eat this, don’t eat that” but practical ideas and suggestions to change how we look at food and shedding unwanted pounds.  While on the one hand it is a quick read, it is also a solid reference to work through.  I recommend it not only for use in weight management, but some of those habits make a lot of sense for everyday living.

This is an objective review and an endorsement of this book.


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