Regex, select closest match

Assume the following word sequence

BLA text text text  text text text BLA text text text text LOOK text text text BLA text text BLA

What I would like to do is to extract the text from BLA to LOOK, but the BLA which is the closest to look. I.e. I would like to get

BLA text text text text LOOK 

How should I do that using regular expressions? I got one solution which works, but which is exteremely inefficient.

BLA(?!.*?BLA.*?LOOK).*?LOOK

Is there a better and more performant way to achieve matching this pattern?

What I would like to do is: I would like to match BLA, then forward lookahead until either positive fordward lookahead with LOOK or negative lookahead with BLA. But I don’t know a way to put this into a regular expression.

As a engine I use re in python.

Best answer

BLA(?:(?!BLA).)*?LOOK

Try this.See demo.

https://regex101.com/r/fA6wE2/12

or

BLA(?:(?!BLA|LOOK).)*?LOOK

To be safer.