Hi: Here's more detailed info from the November Beck Diet Solution Newsletter. If you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, visit https://www.beckinstitute.org/Library/Info
"Ever since I wrote the two diet books and workbook, I've been inundated with requests for workshops on the topic. We held a one-day workshop in September 2009 and now we're planning a new diet workshop for January 29, 2011. I continue to learn daily from dieters (those I counsel, those who email me, and those who post messages on the internet about their experiences using the program). I also continue to learn by reading research, attending conferences, and discussing weight loss and maintenance with colleagues worldwide.
The January workshop will be oriented both toward dieters and toward the people who work with them: mental health and health professionals, diet and exercise coaches, nutritionists and registered dieticians. I have updated my ideas and will talk about the four stages of weight loss and maintenance:
1.Getting ready--learning basic cognitive and behavioral skills (and very importantly, how dieters can motivate themselves to use these skills even when they don't feel like it).
2.Learning how to eat according to a schedule--because most dieters never master eating healthily, moderately AND spontaneously.
3.Changing what dieters eat--making small, reasonable changes that they can keep up for life.
4.Motivating dieters to keep up these changes for life.
In my program, there is no such thing as distinct dieting and maintenance phases. Once dieters reach their ideal weight range (that is, the lowest weight they maintain--plus about five pounds--while they are eating a healthy, lifetime diet), they just keep on doing exactly what they've been doing.
And of course, there will be a heavy emphasis on changing dieters’ thinking and teaching them exactly what to do when:
▪they're feeling unmotivated, deprived, discouraged, disappointed, and upset
▪they're feeling hungry or have cravings and it's not time to eat
▪they make a mistake and are tempted to go off the wagon they don't feel like staying on the program
We'll discuss mindfulness, acceptance, and motivational techniques and do lots of roleplaying to illustrate various strategies. We'll also talk about real-life compromises for people who are unable or unwilling to follow the whole program."
Edited by: ANUSCHKA9 at: 11/18/2010 (17:55)
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