Jumpstart to Skinny

  • by Bob Harper, Greg Critser
  • Narrated by Bob Harper
  • 1 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stop procrastinating.
It’s time to jumpstart your weight loss!
In his instant number-one New York Times best seller The Skinny Rules, celebrity trainer and coach of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Bob Harper delivers the ultimate strategy for healthy, long-term weight loss and "thin maintenance". But what if you have a big event looming - a reunion, wedding, beach vacation, or other special occasion - and need a fast-acting plan to meet your short-term goals?
Jumpstart to Skinny features 13 short-term rules (no one gets thin on mere suggestions) that will supercharge your weight loss. Taking any confusion or decision making out of the equation, Harper also provides a day-by-day plan for success, including his body-toning "Jumpstart Moves" and deliciously slimming recipes specially designed for your get-skinny needs.
Jumpstart to Skinny lets you in on the secrets Bob shares with his red-carpet celebrity clients. This is not a marathon diet; it’s a quick sprint to the finish line. And the victory lap comes when you slip into that sexy dress or swimsuit and feel fantastic. Get started today!
The four-part jumpstart plan to a skinnier you

Your Jumpstart Rules: Thirteen must-follow principles to get you ready for your own "big reveal", including Rule Number One, a precise breakdown of the proper protein/carbohydrate/fat proportions for every meal, and Rule Number Three, which explains why you need to just say no to complex carbs after breakfast during this three-week plan. These are the Rules that Bob Harper and his celebrity clients use to get ready for their big events - and now you’re in on the secrets, too.
Your Jumpstart Day-by-Day: No decisions, no confusion! Here is the simple, three-week game plan: the food to buy and prepare ahead each week, when and how much to eat each day, and the when and how of your exercise schedule.
Your Jumpstart Moves: Bob’s unique, 20-minute, at-home exercise routines. From sit-ups, push-ups, and squats to jumping rope, lateral jumps, and simple chair dips, choose one of the seven "packages" of body-toning moves when your day calls for Bob’s "metabolic conditioning".
Jumpstart Recipes: Cleansing or juice fasting? No way! You need to eat to lose weight, so here are 21 days of slimmingly delicious recipes - including "Peanut Butter and Jelly" Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Hash, Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, Buffalo Chicken Salad, and Bob’s signature Shrimp Skimpy - formulated with your Jumpstart protein/carb/fat proportions and calorie maximums in mind.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Short and poorly read, but informative

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure. I'm not going to promote it, but I wouldn't detract it, either. The content is good, hard-hitting and very applicable. The included PDF is a must-have if you read the book.

What did you like best about this story?

LIke Bob Harper, the information in his book is full of tough love and direct how-to's.

What didn’t you like about Bob Harper’s performance?

Considering that Bob is a public speaker and television star, I was disappointed with his wooden speech as he read the book. He's a considerably better speaker when he speaks from the cuff. His flat speech in the book was downright distracting.

Do you think Jumpstart to Skinny needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I would recommend that anyone looking for a follow-up NOT buy the Skinny Rules audiobook. The audiobook is ONLY the rules and does not contain the menus, recipes, or tools that the printed or Kindle book contain. There is no extra PDF for that book like there is for Jumpstart to Skinny. I would recommend the Kindle or printed book.

Any additional comments?

The piece of the book that resounded with me the most was when Bob talked about medicine. He basically said that if you went to a professional doctor and asked for help, if the doctor prescribed a specific medicine, you wouldn't mess with the dosage or look for a substitute. By that reasoning, Bob is a professional and what he wrote in his book works. Don't look for substitutes or change anything that he has planned.

This was important to me since I was already looking for substitutes. It was a good reminder that the program is only 3 weeks. Just do what Bob says.

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- Stephenie "epiphenie"

Great book for short tee weight loss and long term good habits

As a single mom of a special needs child I rarely have time to read a book. I sit in cubicle 9-10 hours/day. This book really helped clarify questions about supplements, staying focused,caloric intake, etc...

I am a formal NFL cheerleader and I struggle now in my 40s to maintain my 5'5 130lbs figure. This book is great!!

Oh and his workouts are also awesome! I don't have time for a gym and I use his workouts at least 3x/week.
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- Linda Thomas "I LOVE MADDUX!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-23-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio