After Bob Harper’s near-fatal heart attack back in February (don’t worry, he’s A-OK now!), his doctors recommended he cut out red meat stick to a mostly vegetarian diet.
“Being a work in progress, I’m still figuring it out. Just like I’m getting my confidence back in the gym and working out, I’m going to get my confidence back in the kitchen, because right now I’m still a little skittish,” says Bob.
“With the information I have about myself now, I realize a high protein diet could work for a lot of people out there, but it was NOT good for me.”
He’s moved to a vegetarian(ish) Mediterranean-style diet focusing on fruits, veggies and whole grains while also incorporating a little bit of fish.
A basic breakfast for Bob these days might consist of an almond latte, lots of citrusy oranges (which he says he’s eating about three or four of every single day!), and raisin bran cereal with Greek yogurt.
For lunch, he likes to eat a nice big salad (no surprise there!), but is passing on red meat. Instead he opts for a healthy grain burger.
“At nighttime is normally when I do a fish and plenty of vegetables,” says Bob.
The best part about his new diet is he’s allowed to have a glass (or two) of wine!
“They say one to two - so I definitely have two!,” says Bob.
Hey, everything in moderation, right?
MAKE: Baked Fish with Dijon and Nutty Breadcrumbs
Bob Harper's New Fitness Regime
“It’s a lot of fun for me to go into the rehab now,” says Bob. “At first I was afraid, because the very first time I went in, I had not worked out in a while and I had to sit with the doctors and I just started to cry after the workout -- I got so freaked out.”
The doctors calmed him down and helped to rebuild his confidence. Today he says he’s getting over that fear and he’s feeling pretty good! His pup, Karl, is getting longer walks these days, too!
Bob actually asked the vet if he’s walking Karl TOO much!
We love ya, Bob!