Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Spending days and nights as a hospital visitor has its own set of challenges in applying the Beck Diet Solution. Here are some approaches that are working pretty well, thanks be to God. Plan ahead: I think of the likely CATEGORY of the food I expect to be available and decide before mealtime what I will choose. I determined to eat a salad absolutely every day on this trip, both for nutrients and to help with regularity. The hospital cafe was pretty disappointing, but because I had committed to eating a salad, and they did have a (pitiful) salad bar, that's what I did. I was focused on carrying out the prior plan and did not even SEE the section with fatty bbq pork, sugary bacon-beans and white rolls--which would have been a strong temptation. I did bring my response cards and have been going over them. It definitely helps. I can still sit down, eat mindfully, eat slowly, and give myself credit. Web access is limited, but these different conditions WILL NOT STOP ME.