Day 68: The Best Life Diet

best-life-diet-revised-updated-bob-greeneSince hindsight is 20/20, I can only say that I wish I had read this book closer to the start of Skinny 365. On Day 29: Holy Books, Batman! I asked for book suggestions, and Holly told me to read “The Best Life Diet” by Bob Greene.

But it takes time to request books from the library, get them and read them during the holidays. I just finished it today.

Bob Greene breaks down healthy diet to simple, easy-to-digest information. For people who are more experienced with healthy eating, a lot of the stuff he covers is repetitive and kind of “no duh”. But for people who are new to health food and healthy lifestyle, I can see where it would be helpful.

Not only does Greene point how HOW to change lifestyle habits in a three phase program, but he approaches the physical and psychological reasons WHY abuse their bodies by overeating. He also talks about the results of prolonged good behavior.

A great portion of this book tackles the subject of hunger. Why we eat, where we eat, how often we eat, how we feel before and after meals, and the differences between good and bad eating. He covers how to change the way hunger affects you.

Another great thing Greene does is to encourage you to do more and more to improve your health. Upon getting to “Phase 3”, he emphasizes that this is supposed to be the diet for the rest of your life. It is realistic, and covers the “instead ofs” that you can incorporate into your life. He also looks at the different levels of activity and encourages you to move to the next level.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is debating their own weight loss, or has just begun trying to lose weight. The Best Life Diet is no-nonsense, great advice.

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