Biggest Loser star, author, and trainer, Bob Harper, has played a pivotal role in helping contestants on the show (as well as his celebrity clients) lose weight for years now. However, Pop Sugar recently revealed that he’s made some major changes to how he approaches things in life, both professionally a personally. One of the biggest things he’s altered is moving away from a Paleo diet, and more towards a plant-based and carb-friendly lifestyle. In fact, he recently outlined it all in a book he’s penned The Super Carb Diet: Shed Pounds, Build Strength, Eat Real Food.
Sounds like an interesting read, but in the meantime, while promoting the book, he took the time to offer four key tips on how to lose weight and keep it off.
Seems simply enough, right? Still, Bob recently relayed the importance of drinking plenty of water throughout the day and how many times people may complain about being hungry, when they are dehydrated. In fact, he encourages people to drink a glass of water during those times that they think they are hungry, but it might not be time for another meal.
As Harper puts it, you won’t get fat from eating a veggie! Ain’t that the truth! Bob adds that vegetables can bulk up a meal, without bulking up your body. The end result? You’ll feel fuller after eating, without packing on the weight. Sounds like a win-win situation.
Balance Your Meals:
Over the years working in the fitness and weight-loss industry, Harper has seen extreme deprivation rule certain dietary plans. However, this type of approach does catch up after a while. While cutting out carbs is a great way to lose weight quickly, a person will also gain it back just as quickly if they include carbs back into their diet; as it is hard to eliminate this food group from a diet for an entire lifetime. As such, Harper encourages balanced meals: with a little bit of carbs, some proteins, fat, as well as vegetables.
Bob’s final tip to losing weight? Simply ‘find the joy’. As he puts it, if you find joy in your life, you have joy in your day, and you’ll simply want to do yourself better. Start off each morning by reflecting on what makes you happy and simply embrace it. Hold that which makes you happy close to you, daily. Take nothing for granted.