Best Life Diet

ImageHe has done it yet again. The man who took Oprah's slender stature to a whole new level is here again with another mind-blowing approach to lasting weight loss. Bob Greene's Best Life Diet is a balanced approach to losing those extra pounds.

Using a nutritional eating program, cardio workouts and strengthtraining, it is possible to get the body you've always dreamed of. More thanjust another fly-by-night fad, Bob's Best Life program is designed so that people can live it, not diet.

The three-phase program was created to help people decrease their weight, contendwith emotional eating and maintain behaviors that can be maintained forlife. Each phase helps dieters get a handle on their eating habits whileincreasing their level of physical activity.

Phase 1: For the first four weeks, prepare to get moving. The Rev-Up callsfor physical activity to get your metabolism going. Start a formal workoutor ramp up your current one. Consume three meals a day and one snack. Neverskip breakfast. Stop drinking alcohol. Drink a glass of water with each meal.Take a multivitamin and do not eat two hours before you go to bed.

Phase 2: The Switch is going to really kick start the weight loss process.
This phase lasts a minimum of four weeks. You are going to eliminate certain foods and replace them with others that are more pro weight loss. Say goodbye to softdrinks, foods containing trans fat, fried foods, white bread, regular pastaand high-fat dairy products.

ImagePhase 3: Stick with the changes developed in phase one and two. However, feel welcome to add your favorite foods back in. Keep these foods in the luxury category. How much you can enjoy depends on your daily activity level.

Stock up on vegetables and fruits. Go easy on high-starch foods like potatoes, corn and peas. Also raise activity level -- that permits you to enjoy even more of those foods you long for.

A sample menu looks like this. Breakfast consists of Best Life Cheerios
Cereal Mix, half a pear, 2 tablespoons of pecans and 1 cup of nonfat milk.Lunch is 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 2 tablespoons of almond or othernut butter, half a pear, 1 teaspoon of honey and half a cup of carrots.Dinner is lemon and herb grilled trout, a 5-inch ear of corn and sautedsugar snap peas with ginger.

It's simple yet well-rounded enough for just about anyone to follow. Thereare no special foods or pre-packaged meals. Instead those on the BestLife Diet will enjoy whole foods that promote the pounds-shedding process.