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Continuing Yesterday's Blog

Monday, November 17, 2014

Another reason not to overeat freggies is that we are trying to change our definition of full. Dr. Judith Beck, author of the Beck Diet Solution, says [chapter 3]] that one of the big differences between most thin people and people who aren't is that the later like the feeling of being full or overfull. Beck Day 18 is all about thinking like a thin person in regard to feelings of fullness and learning to enjoy a less-stuffed feeling. When you overeat fruits and vegetables (or anything for that matter) you are over filling your stomach, enjoying an unhealthy level of fullness, and reinforcing your habit of overeating.

This reasoning makes a lot of sense to me. As I again dedicate myself to improving my thinking as a thin person I am committed to giving up my practice of overeating even low calorie foods.
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    This is really valuable for sure. I remember standing over my sink scarfing down a can of green beans because they were "no points" years ago. I still remember thinking I was out of control and that something just wasn't right about that. I'm still working on this myself:)
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    1800 days ago
    This thinking like a thin person is a continuous learning process for me too -- too much of ANYTHING (even good stuff) is still too much.
    1800 days ago
    I thought of you at the grocery store yesterday. Large ruby red grapefruits were two for $1. Their definition of large was nothing compared to the ones in your back yard. I'm sure they won't taste as good as yours, but I bought them anyway emoticon
    1800 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I agree but sometimes when I am hungry and dinner is not ready yet, I really like to eat about a cup of carrots so that I have a feeling of something in my stomach, I am not sure it is a full feeling and I don't want to eat everything in the house. Interesting concept!
    1800 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Have you also read about only eating when hungry not on a schedule as most of us do. In weigh down classes, they taught us to listen to our bodies and wait for a rumble in the tummy to let us know we are really hungry, not eating because it is a certain time. So many tips and it is hard to know which ones to follow.
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  • GABY1948
    I love seeing this from you after yesterday's blog...I sort of felt "deprived" again when I thought of how I was always "full" back then. BUT NOW since on Beck I'm not HUNGRY either...I think my mind has a lot of adjusting to do yet!

    Thanks for your great blogs ALWAYS!

    1800 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Yes, I had that problem too, of eating too much. Being stuffed too much with too much of anything is not good. Its a great point!
    1800 days ago
    Yes, I just read the "Redefining Full" chapter in Beck, I am with you. Although I had not thought of it that way, that overeating healthy food is bad because it reinforces overeating. Makes total sense. And I think also my stomach gets used less food after a bit when I cut calories, and I simply feel less hungry. But overeating anything tends to undo that effect.

    Keep up the awesomeness!

    1800 days ago
    this requires an attitude adjustment, doesn't it… good food for thought!
    1800 days ago
    As one who really enjoys the process of eating, 'enough' has always been a difficult amount for me to accept. I try to distract myself with a project or chore after a meal, and I am always amazed that, yes, I had eaten 'enough'!
    1800 days ago
    I love this Marsha!!! This really hits home for me. I don't know why but I believe I am almost afraid to be "hungry" I am not sure at all where that comes from. Anyway I have been really trying hard to work on noticing how I feel to determine if it's real hunger vs just wanting to eat. So this is very timely for me to read.
    I will continue to work on not having to feel "stuffed". One meal at a time!
    Thanks so very much for sharing.
    Have a great week.
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    A good point. I find Beck to be very helpful in a lot of aspects. I don't do all of any program but I pick and choose. I find myself saying " oh well" a lot and find it so simple and yet so helpful.
    1800 days ago
    This is a lesson I still need to learn. I do enjoy the feeling of being full, but you and Dr. Beck are right -- overeating is still overeating!
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    1800 days ago
    I absolutely understand the concept of not feeling too full of anything! It's my goal to get there too...b/c if I stuff my face with roasted brussel sprouts, cheesecake may be the next over-filling item! One never knows, so NO CHOICE reigns.
    1800 days ago
    1800 days ago
    HMMMMM - overeatig is overeating.....good point. I tend to load up on the veggies and lighten up on the rest ...but good point indeed.
    1800 days ago
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