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The Beck Diet Solution

Sunday, August 04, 2013

On the 55+ Females Team we have a group that is going to go through the Beck Diet Solution book. It was started by Letha a Team member and we have joined in.

It is not a Diet book that tells you what to eat it is Congnitive Therapy, in other words a way to identify your sabotaging thoughts and how to respond to them. This will help you stop doing the negative things that crop up and teach you ways around them.

We start on the tasks in the book on 15th August, right now we are going through the first 4 chapters. Then we start on the tasks for the next 6 Weeks starting with Chapter 5 week 1.

Here is a link to the thread

I borrowed the book from my local Library as I cannot afford to buy it. I have chosen to use a journal as I have found that we are to make Response Cards and I like to have things to hand in one place. Have a look here at what I will be doing.

No doubt a lot of the things will be similar to what is here on Sparkpeople but some will be different and will teach me ways to overcome problems and find new ways to do things.
If doing this means I have new tools to work with then I will give it my best and do all the Tasks.
I will make mistakes I am aware that it is up to me and that I am responsible as to what I eat.
I also know that I need to accept that I have to put the work into this to get the best from it, but if it helps then I am prepared to do just that, put in the work needed.

So far I learnt a lot and I have only read 2 Chapters. We are looking for more people to join in, so have a look at the thread and if it peaks your interest come and join us there is plenty of time.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAWTGRANNY2014 8/4/2013 9:11PM

    Great blog Paula. I am so glad that Letha started this and you are doing a great job in promoting it.

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PEGTIGER 8/4/2013 7:04PM

    OK, this sounds exactly what we all need. I wasn't going to join this challenge, but when I get back in town later this week, I'll see if my library has it too. Thanks for the update on the book.

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    Thank you for sharing the info on the book. Got to get a copy!! Love the idea of the team doing this!!

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 8/4/2013 2:39PM

    I saw Letha's post on this and now yours and I'm thinking I'm going to have to join your group and do this as well. It's not really a good time for me, but I know I'll get more out of it if I have a schedule to stick to.

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/4/2013 1:57PM

    Thanks for the note about this book. I've downloaded a free sample of it on my iPad - it only gives the intro and first chapter but I look forward to reading that. Our local library has been closed so I'll have to resort to Amazon or my iPad book store if I get the full copy.
Mental strength is something I lack at times where food is concerned!! emoticon

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PHATPAT18 8/4/2013 1:15PM

    I hope it works for you.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 8/4/2013 12:35PM

    Sounds very interesting, please keep us updated.

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ROCKPORT9 8/4/2013 11:49AM

    So much about weight loss is between our ears....thinking and acting positive goes a long way. Keep us in touch with what you are doing. Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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LETHA_ 8/4/2013 10:00AM

    So glad you are generating more interest in the book and the group by writing about it in your blog. In reading the forward I realized the author's father, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., is the man who developed the cognitive therapy model. In my mind that gives the author, Judith Beck, Ph.D., even more credibility.

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EVIE4NOW 8/4/2013 8:57AM

  Sounds quite interesting. Will have to see if I can find a book. Thanks.

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