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Pick 2 Diets; yeah, right...

Friday, October 26, 2012

It is that time of year when we start thinking about, preparing and eating foods that are unhealthy. The holiday season is upon us. The Sam's Club in my area put out the Christmas items right after Labor Day. However the biggest assault right now is the Halloween Candy. So, I am preparing my defense. I am going back to the Beck Diet Solution that deals with the way we think about the foods we eat.

I did not get very far into that solution, Day 2 is where I am at right now. The task for this day is to pick 2 "diets". I have been giving this some serious thought because I do not want a "diet" in the sense of following some guidelines to lose weight for a short period of time. I am about 8 pounds heavier than I was last year but I am still in the healthy weight range. So, I am not sure that I have weight to lose. However, my husband has a lot of weight to lose and since I make most of the meals, I want my eating plan to benefit him also.

I am aware that I have an unhealthy relationship with some foods, usually those with sugar and fat as the main ingredients. Although, I have gotten better at saying "no" to some, I still have a love-hate relationship with a few products. This is why I am going back to the Beck Diet Solution, to change my mindset. The workbook describes the plan as a way to "train your brain to think like a thin person".

I tried this program a while back, if you look at my Spark Page, you will see that I have the title "Thinnking": thinking thin. However, I do not want to think like a thin person, I want to think like a healthy person. I may be at what is considered a healthy weight, but I know I eat way too much of foods that are not health supporting.

So, for my task for day 2, I am picking the McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss as the primary diet and Eat for Health as the secondary.
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    It sounds like you researched and found eating plans that will got with your lifestyle. I really appreciate that Sparkpeople provides a great roadmap, we choose our way to get there and our timeframe. I'm going to SAMs club today-sample day, I will chew strong gum! Good Luck with your journey!
    2033 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    you have some great ideas and those are some great diets. Keep it up.
    2033 days ago
    I'm with you. I've been under BMI 22 for 4 years now, but it is still a struggle almost every day. Wish eating healthy came easy to me, but I don't think it is going to. I'm focused on my half marathon on Nov 18, then I may tackle this 5-7 pounds I'd like to lose, but primarily I want to be healthy and eat healthier and have a healthier relationship to food. My primary food plan is Weight Watchers and my secondary is SparkPeople food tracking; I often do both. I'm going to a seminar on Eat to Live on Nov 3rd, so may make some changes based on what I hear.

    I may try to do Beck again. Reality is I just can't seem to plan ahead, but I like having a plan to stick to and work on strengthening those "resistence" muscles!!

    Best wishes for living those healthy habits you want!! -Marsha
    2034 days ago
    I think I'm in the same boat you are. I'm at a healthy weight per most charts but I don't feel I'm at MY healthiest weight. I feel puffy and I've decided to make changes to get back on track. I love the McDougall program because it allows potatoes which I find are very filling. I also love the Eat to Live program because I'm in love with all veggies especially greens. I find both of those programs work well for me. My two areas of concern are processed sugar and bread/processed carbs. I've really been working hard in the last 2 weeks to eliminate both of those.

    I'm here to support you along this journey. So when you need someone feel free to reach out. Stay strong for YOU. Don't let what someone else needs to do change how you need to be. Others have to make up their mind that they are ready to make changes whether it's to lose weight, exercise, eat healthier or reduce cholesterol. It's harder than it sounds but in the end it's a lot less stressful for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2034 days ago
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