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The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person Hardcover – March 20, 2007
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This book,Beck Diet Solution was just released, and was at the best sellers list. I read the description. It sounded very promising, but since, at that moment I already had couple of diet books which none of them really fit in to my problem, I was skeptical. For two weeks, everyday I read the reviews, trying to see if some of the reviews was gonna convince me. I finally got it, I am so glad I did. Because that was the kind of help I was looking for.It is tryin to solve my physchological problems about eating and it is triying to re-program my brain about food.
I knew myself, I can never count calories, I can never follow a menu plan written by some other people, I can never count my steps, I can never count carbohydrates, etc...etc... My diet should be without all these stuff. So that's why this is the book for me.
She, the author asks you to make your eating plan, or if you want you can use any diet that already is out there. For me, I created my own eating plan.
Then, she just teaches you some skills which is the missing skills in people who struggle with weight and skills which all the thin people has.Read more ›
Much has been made about the reasons people eat. I've heard obese people on TV say, "Food was my best friend," or "I ate to fill a void." This book does not focus on the emotionally-based underlying reasons for eating that may plague a minority of overweight people, but rather the more mundane reasons that most overweight people have for overeating - boredom, fear of hunger, cravings, etc.
The book provides very useful ways of countering overeating do to various causes. Dr. Beck asks the reader to change both sabotaging thoughts (the cognitive portion) and sabotaging behaviors, such as eating quickly and eating standing up (the behavioral portion).
The book provides a day to day guide with predetermined goals and homework assignments. You must be motivated and very willing to submit to following someone else's advice. In addition, as the other reviewers have pointed out, the book does not give you specific advice for what to eat or to avoid. You must pick a separate diet to follow.
I am about half way through the book and I feel that it has definitely helped me to control my overeating. I tend to eat out of boredom in the evening. I lacked the willpower to deny myself the snacks that I knew I didn't need. Now, I look at my advantage card (which is a list of reasons I want to lose weight) whenever I feel like snacking in the evening. The book also made me realize that I ate something right before I went to bed because I was afraid that I might be hungry later.Read more ›
I will say, if you have been watching your weight for any length of time, or read women's magazines, or belonged to any formal diet program, much of the content will be very familiar ground to you. But even a veteran weight watcher like me will probably find at least one little tip that will be useful.
It is not a diet per se, but a way at digging into the underlying practices and thoughts that lead to overeating. You could follow any of a number of regimes and use this as extra guidance. And the thoughts always precede the behavior, even if the thought is "I am now going into a trance so I can devour all this food and pretend like it was out of my control".
The author's advice is based on cognitive therapy and research comparing behavior and thoughts of overweight and slender people.
It helps in learning to recognize and change destructive thought patterns that lead to poor eating, overeating and bad lifestyle choices.
The practical tips in learning HOW to notice these thoughts, and in using notecards to replace those thoughts, is useful.
What I especially appreciated was the fact that the information is garnered from real people.
The two nuggets that most benefited me was 1) the finding that chronically overweight consistently have a sense of unfairness (that they can't eat whatever they want), and destructive thought patterns of self pity, "why me?Read more ›
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What we eat and why we eat and how much we eat is connected to our brain. The brain controls everythingPublished 21 days ago by LovetoRead
Author had several interesting thoughts to consider. Read it and think about it.Published 27 days ago by Woods Walker
For almost thirty years I've been changing and adjusting to accept and learn how to best nourish my body. As a teen, I was successful with the Diet Center. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sukie Kennedy
Typical diet material. If you don't apply it, it doesn't workPublished 1 month ago by Patricia J. Fail
I love how Judy Beck uses her extensive research in CBT to guide readers on how to apply the techniques to their dieting goals. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ocarina0fThyme
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