The Best Life Diet plan is a well-known lifestyle weight loss plan. It is famously known as one of the ways to lose weight favored by Oprah Winfrey. Dedicated followers of this plan can expect steady weight loss and better health over time. It is fairly simple to follow, with only three stages, very few limitations, and steady lifestyle changes that enhance natural weight loss.

The first phase of the diet is known as Phase One, and lasts up to four weeks. During this time, dieters slowly start to exercise and change their diet habits. Dieters are supposed to eat three meals and one snack each day, avoid eating two hours before bed, and take vitamin supplements daily. Unlike some other diet programs, the first phase of the Best Life plan is more manageable and gives dieters a higher chance at succeeding with this plan.

Phase Two of the plan lasts at least four weeks or longer, depending on your progress. During this stage, dieters continue a healthy approach to dieting and increased exercise. Dieters also resolving some of the underlying problems that prevent weight loss, such as appetite control issues and emotional eating. Dieters monitor their weight loss with weekly weigh-ins and develop healthy habits that let them reach their goal weight.

Phase Three is the lifetime maintenance phase, a stage found in many lifestyle weight loss programs. During phase three, dieters try to cut more fattening foods from their diets and eat more wholesome, unprocessed foods. Dieters can still have all kinds of foods, even the ones that are not considered "healthy," in reasonable portions. This sensible eating plan allows dieters to have the foods they want without guilt or deprivation. Dieters also stick to an exercise plan in order to maintain their ideal weight.

One of the best things about the Best Life plan is the number of foods that you are permitted to eat. During the first two phases, few foods are actually banned, but there are six categories of foods that you must avoid eating. These foods are white bread, fried foods, sodas, foods with trans-fats, regular pasta made with white flour (whole grain pasta is allowed), and high-fat dairy products. Dieters can eat these foods again during the third stage, but for up to eight weeks during the Phase One and Two, these foods are all restricted.

The Best Life plan offers a sensible and reasonable plan for losing weight, but even the best diet programs can't work if dieters cannot stick to them. The hardest aspect of this and other diet plans is staying committed and being able to successfully overcome the mental obstacles that prevent taking off weight. This is the reason why weight loss hypnotherapy is an ideal complement to any diet plan. Hypnotherapy is perfect as a weight loss tool because it resolves the underlying issues that keep dieters from losing weight.

One problem hypnotherapy successfully treats is emotional eating. Men and women inadvertently develop the habit emotional eating when they eat in response to their feelings, such as when they feel bored or worried. This forms a "conditioned" mechanism so people tend to overeat when they experience certain feelings, even when they aren't truly hungry. A hypnotic technique works by helping the unconscious disassociate food from our feelings. When we no longer feel compelled to eat, we feel automatic appetite control and can finally lose weight.

Motivation is another area in which hypnosis therapy can help a failing dieter. Hypnosis therapy prevents dieters from losing sight of their reasons for wanting to take weight off and keeps them on track with their goals. Some of the questions dieters on the Best Life plan are instructed to think about are why they are overweight, what their reasons for wanting to lose weight are, and what has prevented them from losing weight and keeping it off. A good hypnotherapy program will also confront these questions to make people consciously and unconsciously feel motivated to lose weight. Hypnotic therapy helps people maintain a positive attitude and stay on track with weight loss goals.

According to the Best Life plan, the means to success for losing weight are in portion size control, selecting healthy and filling foods, and getting regular exercise. These habits help dieters naturally take weight off. You can get this natural weight reduction through hypnotherapy by learning techniques from a high quality weight loss hypnosis CD program. Used with the Best Life plan, hypnotherapy is an effective weight reduction tool that can help all dieters become fit and slim for life.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH is an NGH Certified Hypnotherapist. Visit the self-hypnosis website for Free NLP downloads, videos, and newsletters. He offers several ways to lose weight, including NLP for weight loss DVDs and lose weight hypnosis CDs.