When I started in May I didn't even count calories & then in August I started noting what I ate and gradually doing it more faithfully. Last week, after I'd snacked too much a couple of days because of stress trying to finish my course, I thought I'd pretrack. I found it a lot more helpful than I thought it would be. I was looking forward to each snack & meal & I liked that I'd taken the thought out of what I was eating.
Having said that, even though it was far easier to stick within my calorie limits when I pretracked, I'm not doing it this weekend because.... I actually don't have a reason. I'm going to pretrack from Monday to Friday next week - I'm hoping it's going to stick!
When I joined Sparkpeople I searched to see if there was a group on cognitive therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy & this was the closest thing I could find. I'm really glad I bought the Beck book - it really is good. I find it slightly overwhelming, but 'finding it all overwhelming' is one of the sabotaging thoughts detailed in the book, so I'm just doing what I can. I made a breakthrough this week & preplanned some days food - in their entirety, not just an outline. It worked well - there was some relief in having all choice removed from me. Unfortunately today I celebrated the end of a course I've been doing with a couple of glasses of Rioja (unplanned, of course) which then led to big time dietary disinhibition on my part. 'oh well..' as it says in the pink book...
Hello - I've been losing weight since May 2011. When I read a book called 'Overcoming Weight Problems' which uses cognitive behaviour therapy techniques, I thought that I might at last have found some ideas about keeping the weight off as well as losing in the first place.
I bought the Beck Diet Solution a few weeks ago and have really been concentrating on 3 things: eating sitting down, eating slowly and eating mindfully. I find that just these things are challenging enough for the moment! I heard about some good research yesterday on eating mindfully & I've written about it in a blog if you're interested...
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