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Best Life Diet®

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  • "The Best Life Diet" is a book published in 2006 by exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer Bob Greene. The book instructs readers on a weight loss method devised by Greene that focuses on eating rituals and the modification of eating behavior over time. The diet does not purport to offer an immediate solution to the eating patterns of readers; rather, Greene encourages readers to examine their motivations for eating and gradually change their lifestyle in three phases. The popular television celebrity Oprah used this diet to lose weight, and wrote the introduction to Greene's book.
  • Rather than focusing on counting calories, the Best Life Diet® uses a "hunger scale" to help individuals decide when they should eat and when they should hold off. Along with the concept of the hunger scale, the author encourages readers to eat three meals a day and to hold off on snacking. Exercise is gradually incorporated into the individual's lifestyle as well.
  • Greene has written several other books on the subject of weight loss, including "Get With the Program!" and "Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover." The most current book is based on the weight loss trend of tailoring a diet to the consumer's needs, rather then presenting a rigid diet plan to which the reader must adhere.
  • As with all products and literature promoted by Oprah, the Best Life Diet® has become incredibly popular in the United States. Although no clinical trials have been conducted on the Best Life Diet®, Greene's official website contains testimonials as proof of the diet's efficacy. The Best Life Diet is not endorsed by any major health organization or government agency for weight loss or wellness.
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References

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