BY CHRIS MANN
CELEB TRAINER AND STAR TALKS
ABOUT HIS RULES FOR LASTING WEIGHT LOSS AND
THE FOODIE-APPROVED RECIPES THAT CAN HELP
YOU LEAN DOWN, TONE UP AND FEEL AMAZING.
ob waistline-shrinking skinny rules
made to be that mean they
open to culinary inspiration. Biggest trainer
and best-selling author of The Skinny Rules and Jumpstart
to Skinny infuses key weight-loss principals with intense
flavor and tasteful ingenuity in his latest rules-abiding
recipe book, Skinny Meals: Everything You Need to Lose
The full-color tome features 100 carefully
designed recipes under 350 calories, along with mealprep strategies, week-by-week shopping lists and helpful
thing learned is that people need says
Harper, 48. I wanted to provide an arsenal of recipes they
could lean on while going through this [eating and lifestyle]
change. People always want to lose weight, but they
want to sacrifice flavor. proud of the recipes in this book,
because all really
And while low-calorie, high-flavor meals are certainly an
element of success, Harper also has 20 essential weight-loss
rules that he recaps in Skinny Meals. So eating protein at every
meal (Rule 3), slashing intake of refined flours and grains
(Rule 4), cutting all added sweeteners and white potatoes
(Rules 10 and 11) and banishing high-salt foods (Rule 16) all
apply here. Instead of finger-licking fried chicken and mashed
potatoes, introduce yourself to figure-slimming (and oh-so-
wb How do your
give pasta and rice lovers a simplecarb fix?
bh Rule 7, of course, is no carbs after lunch.
But you can eat all the nonstarchy vegetables you want throughout the day. We did
this one recipe that has zucchini pasta and
delicious) Almond-Crusted Chicken with Balsamic Green
Beans. And if you wait for that carb-heavy lasagna during
your one allowed splurge meal of the week (Rule 20), try a
Italian dish with Spaghetti Squash Casserole.
so used to eating complex carbohydrates,
especially at night, going to be an Harper
says. going to have to be an adjustment if really
committed to changing your diet and getting healthier.
never going to be as easy as people want it to be. Because if it
were easy, we have the obesity problem we have in
America. challenging. got to realize not going to
be spaghetti and meatballs like we ate when we were kids. It
has to be
this great avocado cream sauce. You slice
the zucchini to make it look like big, long
pasta noodles. It is one of my favorite
recipes in the whole book. Another is Tangy
Shrimp with Coconut The rice is
made with cauliflower, and you even
really know it.
wb Your Tangy Shrimp gets its zest
from lime juice, agave, cilantro and all heated with olive oil. Yum!
bh I want to introduce people to plenty of
flavors, to add things to their spice racks.
People think salt and pepper is all there is,
but there are so many more spices. And