The Beck Diet Solution (book, workbook, or audio book) by Judy Beck, PhD) has completely changed the way I interact with food. If you've ever had trouble with overeating or consistency, this can probably help.
The book, audio book, and workbook all contain the same information. I'd recommend the audio book though. The CDs contain the workbook pages as PDFs so you can print them yourself, and listening on your iPod during a walk is perfect for reflection.
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When I am in a stressful situation, I stop what I am doing. Then I take several deep breaths. After that I Think of positive ways to deal with the problem. Then I choose one of those ways and change the problem to an action of success.
I find that by doing this I do not worry as much and can then get on with other matters. I feel better and so do others around me.
When I could SEE the vision of what certain foods did to my body..health..results, I knew I needed to change my eating habits. Every time I want to go back to the "old ways"...I picture the truth and think what the outcome will be and that stops me from going back to the unhealthy lifestyle and continue my day by day...meal by meal..step by step that I have committed to..I am IN IT TO WIN IT!!
I eat the same breakfast every day to lower my cholestrol---oatmeal with usually some fruit. I used to put it in the Nutrition tracker every day til I realized I could SAVE SOME TIME & ENERGY by copying it a week ahead on the COPY CUSTOM FOODS above the meal listed [on the Nutrition Tracker] . That little amt. of time INVESTED has SAVED ME TIME and TIME AGAIN [pun intended!]. If I am making a big batch of food,say a SP recipe for chili, I can copy THAT CUSTOM FOOD for Dinner a week ahead ...
...or however many days!These ways of tracking food help KEEP me on the Nutrition Tracker and THAT helps keeps my goal weight maintained!
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