BECK - DAY 10 - 11

Monday, February 22, 2016

Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal

Beck encourages me to set a short-term goal of 5 pounds and celebrate when I get there with some reward that is not food related. I'm good with this. Five pounds is half of what I set out to lose anyway, and just working my way through this book and thinking more, I'm almost to that first 5 pound goal. Without "starting" a diet.

Day 11 - Differentiate Between Hunger, Desire, and Cravings

Now Beck is really talking to ME. This is my biggest issue. I know that often when I eat or overeat, it has nothing to do with hunger! It is just a desire to eat.

Even knowing that, it has been difficult for me to overcome that desire. Beck has identified hunger, desire and craving for me and I find the descriptions to be true. Beck also has a plan to differentiate between these sensations which I"m going to follow exactly to increase my awareness and to see what thoughts come up.

For me, this Beck journey so far has been very much about all the thoughts that come up as I work my way through these chapters. I already knew so much of what I've read so far, but now I really dwell on it, examine it and honestly assess my thoughts and feelings.

This is what is making Beck work for me.


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    1150 days ago
    I'm sick so my Beck has fallen to the wayside for the time being. I am very interesting in reading this chapter though when I feel up to reading again.
    1151 days ago
    Happy to hear Beck is working for you.

    For me, making a distinction between hunger and cravings has not been an issue. What has taken work is identifying what sets the cravings up in the first place. For me, it appears to be what and when I eat. It turns out two huge offenders were oatmeal and too many carbs. Taking care of that has essentially eliminated cravings for me.
    1151 days ago
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    emoticon Karen I need to go back and CATCH UP....sorry been so busy....but I am thinking of restarting Pink Beck again because of this "veggie" thing I am having again and need to begin ALL over slowly!
    1151 days ago
    Differentiating between hunger and cravings huge. I have been dieting for so many years that my ability to recognize true hunger is damaged. Have found some guidelines recently that have helped. Glad Beck is working for you, I have found a lot of her ideas useful as well.
    1151 days ago
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