The most helpful combination I've found is Judith Beck's last book on dieting and the No S Diet www.nosdiet.com/
. Some of the two contradict each other because Beck is a big believer in tracking calories and planning beforehand while Engels just uses the millions of people in the world who don't do that but eat moderately and are slim. The National Weight Loss Registry does show good results from the VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE of people who have lost and maintained counting calories, but the French and Italians have the lowest BMI"s in Europe with no calorie counting. Anyway, the fight goes on. I just know I lost my 31 pounds without calorie counting and I'm in my normal BMI range. I don't care if I could be thinner being more analytical about it.
Anyway, Beck's fantastic thinking strategies have helped me implement Engels' reasonable eating guidelines (similar to Europeans') and I have greatly reduced my emotional eating. Granted, before I read his book, I had been dealing with my emotions and stresses for years but had never found a plan that was reasonable and easy enough. So, they came together. Now it's mostly just the way I live, though I do have to monitor myself some. I think most adults do.
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/
*Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
|1,538 Days since: I began the NO S lifestyle