The Best Life Diet was created by Bob Greene. This diet is based on the scientifically supported notion that eating fewer calories than you burn will lead to weight loss. This diet should be considered as a long-term lifestyle change instead of a short-term diet. The meal plan is focused on portion control and healthy, wholesome options. The Best Life Diet includes three phases where dieters will learn new eating habits, how to reduce portion sizes, ways to increase activities and how to maintain weight loss long term. The meal plan for the Best Life Diet includes breakfast, AM snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and an anytime treat. Below are two meal plans for dieters on the Best Life Diet.
Meal Plan #1
For this plan, eat one serving of Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1 cup of fat-free or skim milk. Enjoy this breakfast with a grapefruit.
An excellent morning snack includes a container of low fat or fat free yogurt, any flavor.
For lunch, enjoy two slices of whole wheat bread toasted. Top these slices with 1 tbsp of nut butter and ½ a pear sliced. Enjoy this nut butter and fruit sandwich with up to 10 baby carrots.
The afternoon snack on the Best Life Diet should be high in calcium. A great choice includes 4 to 6 whole grain crackers topped with 1 oz of low fat Swiss or cheddar cheese.
A quick and easy dinner includes 4 oz of grilled trout that is topped with lemon slices, salt and pepper. Enjoy this fish with a cup of corn and a cup of snap peas topped with 1tsp ground ginger.
For your anytime snack, enjoy ½ cup of regular or light ice cream.
Meal Plan #2
Enjoy ½ cup of old fashion oats cooked according to the directions with 1 cup of fat free or 1% milk. Top the oats with fresh fruit and 1 tbsp of nuts.
A great morning snack for the Best Life Diet that also will provide you with a little caffeine is a small low fat soy latte with one sheet of graham crackers.
A quick and portable lunch would feature 1 whole-wheat pita topped with 1 to 2 oz of low sodium, low fat turkey deli meat. Stuff this wrap with a lettuce leaf, two tomato slices and 2 tsp of mustard. Enjoy the wrap with a sliced apple or a chopped salad with 2 tbsp reduced fat salad dressing.
While on the Best Life Diet, you can enjoy a high calcium afternoon snack that features a 6 oz container of fat free yogurt topped with 1 oz of nuts and 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey.
For dinner, cook one serving of whole grain pasta according to directions. Top this pasta with ½ cup of no sugar added or low-sugar pasta sauce and 3 to 4 oz of grilled chicken. Enjoy this pasta dish with a side mixed green salad topped with 1 tbsp reduced fat salad dressing.
As a nice anytime treat, enjoy 1 oz of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate provides numerous health benefits, including antioxidants.