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Beck Stage 5: Get-Back-on-Track Plan

Sunday, February 01, 2015      6 comments

My hope is to never again need a get-back-on-track plan, but I'm glad Beck includes one. (Starting on page 198 of The Complete Beck Diet for Life.) This section starts with an example of Jamie who had lost 37 pounds with Beck 3 years befor... Read more

Beck Stage 5: Re-Motivation Plan

Saturday, January 31, 2015      7 comments

When you find yourself thinking "this is too hard", "it isn't worth it", or "I can't keep this up", it's time for the Re-Motivation Plan. You are to do this plan in addition to your regular Daily Motivation Plan. 1. Add up the hard hours. ... Read more

Beck Stage 5: Motivation-for-Life When Things are Going Well & Updates

Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

Re: The Beck Complete Diet for Life, green book Beck encourages us to move on directly from Stage 4 to Stage 5 with no test to pass this time. She advises that we may need to reread Stage 4 over and over again throughout our lives, trying a... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Change Your General Plan/Starting Maintenance

Friday, January 30, 2015      10 comments

Change Your General Plan Beck says that it is okay to change your plan as your life changes. You may need to change the number and time of snacks or time of your meals. Examples she gives if you have gone back to school, taken a new job, im... Read more

Beck Stage 4: What I Left Out, Part 2

Thursday, January 29, 2015      8 comments

Develop a General Plan (from page 179 of The Complete Beck Diet for Life) Beck has you write out "My Think Thin Eating Plan." A sample dinner plan is, "Any dinner from page 218 or dinner recipe from pages 237-247 and 259-262 or from my lis... Read more

Beck Stage 4: What I Left Out, Part 2

Thursday, January 29, 2015      1 comments

Develop a General Plan (from page 179 of The Complete Beck Diet for Life) Beck has you write out "My Think Thin Eating Plan." A sample dinner plan is, "Any dinner from page 218 or dinner recipe from pages 237-247 and 259-262 or from my lis... Read more

Beck Stage 4: What I Left Out, Part 1

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      8 comments

Create Your Own Recipes and Meals At Stage 4, after completing the 6 flexibility experiments you no longer have to be limited to the foods listed in Beck's book. She wants you to add foods to each component of the meal (protein, whole grain... Read more

Running and Health Report

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      9 comments

I was able to run 4 miles yesterday without pain. I enjoyed it. The run was not as fast as the training plan I wanted to be working right now, but I think it was just what I needed. I feel good about it. I woke up to one spot of blood on my left... Read more

Beck Stage 4: My Plan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      10 comments

Having read the end of The Complete Beck Diet for Life and having given it some thought, I have proposed my current eating plan. For breakfast I'll go up to 350 calories, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks of 100 calories each, and a lunch of ... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexible vs. Loose Eating

Monday, January 26, 2015      11 comments

After more than 2 months of faithfully weighing first thing in the morning, I forgot today! So I weighed after breakfast, 129.4, not bad, and entered that into WeightGrapher. Yesterday I made a crockpot recipe out of The Complete Beck Diet... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexibility Experiments 5 and 6

Sunday, January 25, 2015      11 comments

Today I'm beginning on page 172 in Stage 4 of The Complete Beck Diet for Life. I started this book 10 weeks ago today. I've lost weight and learned eating and dieting skills I did not have before, even though I had kept almost 80 pounds off for... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Trade Plan Food with Equal-Calorie Food

Saturday, January 24, 2015      10 comments

Stage 4, Experiment 4 is Trade Think Thin Initial Eating Plan foods with equal-calorie foods. Beck says if you would occasionally like to include a favorite less-healthful food in place of a Think Thin Eating Plan food you need to do some exper... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexibility Experiment to Swap Meals

Friday, January 23, 2015      16 comments

Today's experiment is to swap one meal for another. Beck mentions having lunch for dinner and dinner for lunch. At my calorie level, dinner is 500 calories and lunch is 400 calories of her specifically chosen foods. I decided to have a really gr... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexibility with Snacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015      10 comments

Today's experiment is to change the timing of your snacks. If you want, you can have two snacks in the afternoon and a late supper or an early supper and two snacks after supper. I'm thinking 2 snacks after supper. I skipped my morning snack (ex... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Toward More Flexible Eating

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      8 comments

Beck again cautions that it is not necessary to move to Stage 4 if you are doing well on Stage 3. She says you should agree with all the following before moving on: * You are committed to keep practicing all of your Success Skills and to so... Read more


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