Well, no…I didn’t have breakfast with Bob Harper, but I did read just “JumpStart to Skinny” and it got me hooked on a new breakfast. It takes me more time to prepare than my usual Vega shake, but there’s something more satisfying about it.
What you may or may not know about me is that I love reading diet books. I’ve bought more than I’d care to admit, and borrowed countless editions from the e-library on my Kindle. I think that most of them are nonsense, but a bunch of them are written by reputable leaders in the fitness or nutrition industry and I like to take away tips or tricks every once in a while.
What’s nice about JumpStart to Skinny is that Bob doesn’t even pretend that this is a long-term lifestyle solution. It’s labelled right off the bat as a low-calorie crash diet that will help you drop some pounds, and it segue’s perfectly into Bob’s other book which guides you to a more realistic healthy lifestyle solution.
My takeaway from this book was pretty simple : Bob’s 40/40/20 rule.
A meal comprised of 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fat is the ideal mix of macro nutrients to keep you feeling full and keep cravings in check. I really felt that this works, and I plan to stick to this breakfast for a while. It takes some time in the morning, but it’s very filling while being quite low calorie – and along with a coffee it keeps me full until lunch.
Bob Harper’s Jumpstart to Skinny : A 40/40/20 Breakfast
3/4 cup of liquid egg whites (equivalent to 6 egg whites).
1 tsp coconut or olive oil.
Coat pan with Pam or olive oil. Add eggs and cook on medium-low heat until cooked through and golden on one side.
1/3 cup of Quaker Large Flake Oats
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
6 raw almonds
Add water to cover oatmeal. Add berries and microwave for 2 minutes. Sprinkle almonds on top or eat separately.
Here’s what all this looks like in Myfitnesspal. You can see it meets the 40/40/20 guideline pretty closely.