BECK Weight Loss Workbook

Monday, March 21, 2016

GABY1948, Gaye, recently pointed out to me that there is a workbook that goes with the Beck Diet Solution. So I ordered one and it just came today.

I'm doing well with CBT ala Beck. Just the other day I stopped eating my sandwich half way through and put it in a zip lock bag and sent it to the fridge! I just realized half way through that I wasn't hungry anymore. That's a first for me.

I'm going to work my way through this workbook from the beginning. I enjoy "learning" Beck so much I want to review already.

The very beginning of the workbook tells you that CBT helps people change their thinking so they can change their actions. That's why I think of this as the Thinking Man's Diet.

It also points out that your THOUGHTS determine if you eat or not. Even though we often think we eat automatically, without thinking, YOU always make the decision to eat or not and when to stop or not.

So you are reminded to ask yourself, each time you have the desire to eat, What am I thinking? Literally, what are the thoughts in your head.

If you capture them on paper, you begin to develop a new skill. Being mindful. Thinking before you eat. You might be surprised what you learn about YOU.

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  • GABY1948
    It does my emoticon so good to see you feeling the SAME way as I do about Beck...it is a LIFE CHANGER for sure. Karen, YOU make my DAYS when I hear how emoticon you are doing!

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    1094 days ago
    I had seen the Beck workbook online when I looked at her books. I know I always think before I eat. I realize I'm hungry and acknowledge it and realize I need to take time to eat before my blood sugar bottoms out. I'm often irritated if I'm busy and don't want to stop and eat but when you have hypoglycemia it's not something you can afford to ignore. I tend to not remember to eat otherwise and have missed a lot of meals. I'm working on eating less when I do eat.
    1094 days ago
  • GORDON66
    I really need to check this out. emoticon


    1095 days ago
    I have the workbook too and really like it. Over the weekend I had a very interesting internal dialog emerge in response to the very question you've shared. Pretty interesting!

    As you said, "You might be surprised what you learn about YOU."

    Glad you have the workbook in hand and hope you find it useful too!
    1095 days ago
    I was just researching mindful eating. I think I need to check out the Beck Diet solution. Thanks
    1095 days ago
    Great tips/points! Thanks for sharing :)
    1095 days ago
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