I have the Beck Diet for Life. I agree the calorie amounts are high for me. Its the rest of the book with her learning to think like a thin person. The diet grew out of her realization that many people didn't know how to find a good diet. She also found that some people went too low on calories. I think if you are doing well with what you are doing, keep doing it. The main part is learning to think like a thin person. Cindi
Cindi Iowa Central Time Zone
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current weight: 170.0
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Hi everyone. I started reading and practicing the Beck Diet for Life last week and have been looking for an online support group since then. I'm glad I've found you! My ultimate goal is to lose 20 pounds, of course focusing on 5 pound goals throughout the journey. I'm pretty young (19) and I work out regularly and am quite athletic, but my main problem is my eating mindset, that's why I decided to follow Beck. I'm loving how I can see my bad habits breaking already. Although the support group is great and I will use it regularly, I'd love to have a specific diet buddy too. If anyone thinks we could click, let me know! I already have one question though: The calorie plan estimated for me seems way to high. The book says I should follow a 2400 calorie plan to start. But I already eat between 1400 and 1600 pretty comfortably on most days. I don't even think I can eat that much regularly without stuffing myself. But at the same time, I don't want to be on a calorie level thats too low for me. Anybody have any thoughts on that?
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