Friday, October 26, 2012
It is that time of year when we start thinking about, preparing and eating foods that are unhealthy. The holiday season is upon us. The Sam's Club in my area put out the Christmas items right after Labor Day. However the biggest assault right now is the Halloween Candy. So, I am preparing my defense. I am going back to the Beck Diet Solution that deals with the way we think about the foods we eat.
I did not get very far into that solution, Day 2 is where I am at right now. The task for this day is to pick 2 "diets". I have been giving this some serious thought because I do not want a "diet" in the sense of following some guidelines to lose weight for a short period of time. I am about 8 pounds heavier than I was last year but I am still in the healthy weight range. So, I am not sure that I have weight to lose. However, my husband has a lot of weight to lose and since I make most of the meals, I want my eating plan to benefit him also.
I am aware that I have an unhealthy relationship with some foods, usually those with sugar and fat as the main ingredients. Although, I have gotten better at saying "no" to some, I still have a love-hate relationship with a few products. This is why I am going back to the Beck Diet Solution, to change my mindset. The workbook describes the plan as a way to "train your brain to think like a thin person".
I tried this program a while back, if you look at my Spark Page, you will see that I have the title "Thinnking": thinking thin. However, I do not want to think like a thin person, I want to think like a healthy person. I may be at what is considered a healthy weight, but I know I eat way too much of foods that are not health supporting.
So, for my task for day 2, I am picking the McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss as the primary diet and Eat for Health as the secondary.