"When I first met Bob he asked me why I was overweight, I thought he was being a smart-ass. I was overweight for the same reason everybody else is, I answered smugly. I loved food."
"It took me a while to get to the truth. I didn't love food. I used food to numb my negative feelings… I'd eat, unaware of how much I was consuming until I was chewing on the last kernels of corn. That's what it means to live unconsciously. What I know for sure is that living an unconscious life is like walking dead." - Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey has experienced her fair share of weight-loss struggles but one man has always been there to help her get back on track. Now, her personal trainer Bob Greene will be encouraging you on every step on your own weight-loss journey with the release of the new, revised edition of his bestselling book, The Best Life Diet.
What sets Bob apart from other personal trainers is that he admits that weight loss is difficult. For 17 years he's watched people struggle to lose weight on crash diets only to slip back into old habits and regain the kilos they've shed, plus more! Specialising in fitness and metabolism has taught Bob that losing weight is not simply about numbers, and that being overweight is not about being lazy but a complicated web of social rituals, cultural expectations and habits that don't allow us to make the best choices in regards to our health.
Divided into three phases, The Best Life Diet gives you all the tools you need to change your life. In each phase, you'll be asked to re-examine the decisions you make on a daily basis, gradually altering your habits to achieve lasting results.
In Phase One of the diet, you'll eliminate six unhealthy food: alcohol, soft drinks, trans fats, friend food, white bread, white pasta and high-fat dairy. Cutting these foods out of your diet will make Phase Two much easier because you won't be filling up on empty calories. You'll also learn about portion control and exercise in Phase Two before moving onto Phrase Three which will show you how to implement Bob's plan into the rest of your life. His plan doesn't end once you've lost the weight because a diet is not something you turn 'on' or 'off'. In no time living your best life will become second nature.
The Best Life Diet also includes easy-to-follow meal plan that make it simple to meet your daily energy and nutrition requirements and delicious, healthy recipes including: salmon and spinach frittata, pasta salad with broccoli and peanut sauce, roasted scallops and tomato salsa, baked cheesy pasta and balsamic braised beef with carrots and kidney beans. You'll also enjoy desserts like roasted peaches with ricotta, apple rhubarb walnut crisp, blueberry yogurt coffee cake and chocolate pudding.
It's time to live the life you've always dreamed of and set yourself free from the endless and relentless cycle of yo-yo dieting. Bob Greene will help you live your best life with The Best Life Diet.
The Best Life Diet
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Bob Greene