According to Trainer Bob (from The Biggest Loser), rules are meant to be followed, not broken. His new adage is live 80/20. In other words, follow the rules eighty percent of the time and give yourself the freedom to be human the other twenty. To me this not only sounds reasonable, but also a healthy way to live.
In his new book, The Skinny Rules, he outlines how you need to eat 80% of the time to be healthy and slender.
- Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning and before every meal to get your metabolism working first.
- Eat protein at every meal.
- Eat either berries or an apple everyday for natural fiber and antioxidants.
- Go meatless one day a week to focus on eating tons of fruits and veggies.
- Got to bed early and hungry.
- Plan a splurge meal once a week.
I feel like this is pretty standard for me….with the exception I don’t follow any of these rules. I hate drinking water before my oj; protein at every meal makes me tired; berries and apples are hard to take with me on the go but I always keep them at home; I usually stay up late so I eat a late night snack; I splurge whenever I feel like it.
Well, I guess to each their own. I will try to drink water first thing in the morning because I believe that to be helpful for my body. Over the last few months, I have started eating more protein during the day – meat, fish and eggs instead of nuts – because it’s more filling and necessary with my active lifestyle. If I can get to bed early, I don’t mind not having a late snack. I just wish I could get to bed, more specifically sleep, early :)
What do you think about Trainer Bob’s rules? Are they naturally already in your routine or would you have to make changes to adhere? You probably already have a set of your own skinny/healthy rules? Do they work? Love them or hate them??Tweet this!