The Best Life Diet
What the Experts Say About The Best Life Diet continued...
"Anyone who gets through the first phase, regardless [of] if they lose weight, will improve their dietary picture," says Nonas. If you're not successful at losing weight during the first or second phase, "stick with the phase longer before moving on to maintenance," suggests Nonas.
Counting calories is too difficult and inaccurate. But if you cut out the sodas, fried foods, and giant white bagels, the calorie savings will add up.
"For people like me who already avoid the six perilous foods, it won't make much of a difference," says Nonas. "But for anyone who eats or drinks the high-calorie foods, it should help them lose weight."
Nonas also points out that some "forbidden" foods can be enjoyed in moderate portions.
"There is nothing wrong with high-fat dairy if you make modifications elsewhere in your diet, and likewise if you enjoy white pasta or white bread as long as you get enough fiber in your diet," she says
The bottom line, Nonas says, is that Greene's recommendations are sound for the most part. She suggests that dieters buy the book but ignore the branded merchandising.
"What is really important is not the brand of yogurt, but reading labels to choose a low-fat yogurt," she says.
The Best Life Diet: Food for Thought
If you're tired of gimmicks and strict food lists and are looking for a program that can help you change your life once and for all, this book is for you.
The plan's goals are attainable, and, more important, sustainable. Tools, tips, recipes and a wealth of helpful resources, including the online Best Life Diet message board, provide great support.