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  1. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    If this is how most people actually think... then no wonder I'm overweight. I have some serious work to do... but I am up to the challenge. The most important things I learned from this book that I will use during my weight-loss journey: 1. Being hungry is not an emergency. You can just tell yourself you will eat again at your next meal, it is not a big deal. 2. Make a plan and then stick to it, because cravings and desires for food are totally temporary, but the effects are very hard to get rid o If this is how most people actually think... then no wonder I'm overweight. I have some serious work to do... but I am up to the challenge. The most important things I learned from this book that I will use during my weight-loss journey: 1. Being hungry is not an emergency. You can just tell yourself you will eat again at your next meal, it is not a big deal. 2. Make a plan and then stick to it, because cravings and desires for food are totally temporary, but the effects are very hard to get rid of. 3. Eat a healthy portion of food and then wait 15-20 minutes before you have seconds... that is how long it takes for the brain to get the messge that you are satisfied. 4. Notice I didn't say "full" in #3, you are not supposed to feel full! You should be able to take a brisk walk immediately after eating. 5. Having to eat a certain way to lose the excess weight is unfair.. but life is unfair in so many ways and which is worse, feeling like things are unfair, or not ever losing this weight? 6. Always eat sitting down, we eat mindlessly when we are standing at the counter, etc. 7. you need to CREATE the time to plan healthy meals, write your plan and check it off as you eat it, shop for healthy food without distractions, and exercise. OK... there is more, but you'll have to read the book :)

  2. 4 out of 5

    7jane

    (Note: if you have or have had any eating disorder, or could easily fall into such issues, don't read this book.) This book offers cognitive therapy tools that you can use alongside your diet, in a 42-day program. The intetion is to find a way to change how you think while dieting, to help you not sabotage your diet because of certain ways of thinking. I gave this book three stars for two reasons: 1) I fought the whole idea through the reading, and 2) I did not like the tone, did not always like (Note: if you have or have had any eating disorder, or could easily fall into such issues, don't read this book.) This book offers cognitive therapy tools that you can use alongside your diet, in a 42-day program. The intetion is to find a way to change how you think while dieting, to help you not sabotage your diet because of certain ways of thinking. I gave this book three stars for two reasons: 1) I fought the whole idea through the reading, and 2) I did not like the tone, did not always like the author's view on things, and really didn't like the idea of wasting food so easily (just fridge/freeze it, really). The book was useful enough - otherwise I wouldn't be reviewing it, but simply getting rid of it - but I did do my 'toss against the wall' thing after I finished. Now, each of these 42 days has something to do. The first 14 are for doing before the diet. Some days I chose to ignore (I mean, I don't drink so the day about that subject was a 'day off' for me). The idea of writing down on a card your reasons to lose weight was a good idea, as was the idea of writing down of the benefits of maintaining the reached goal weight. This is what the days do: You write the reasons why to lose weight and choose two healthy and reasonable diet (one which one to use). You learn to sit when eating, to give kudos to yourself, to eat mindfully, to arrange time on your calendar for buying/planning/making your meals. You plan your exercise. You change mentally (to think better, to answer your mind's complaints and sabotaging) and learn to not fear hunger. You plan next day's meals and keep food diary honestly. You plan what you'll do when at parties/eating out/traveling. You face backslides, disappointments, and plateau phases. You weight yourself weekly. Didin't really like the examples of her talks with her clients, felt too pushy (see my point no.2 above on why I didn't love the book). The occasional repetition didn't bother me too much. Each day had a list of things to do at the end, which can feel repetitive if you're reading through, not just the day's section. In the end, I would (and probably will) follow many of her ideas, and skip some. It's not a book I'd read through again, just dip into the relevant sections when I need them. The negatives got my usual reaction, but I could see sense in many of the points given. Useful, but flawed.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Joanna

    Who has never been able to diet successfully for 4 weeks straight? ME! Until now. I cannot stress to future readers how much this book has changed my thinking about eating. A year ago at 239 pounds, I started working at a weight loss program,I also had a personal trainer...I had all of these tools for my use but I would always go off and eat things I shouldn't...like buying McDonald's or any other fast food on the way home after a weigh in or going to a Taco-Hut (Pizza Hut/Taco Bell) and orderin Who has never been able to diet successfully for 4 weeks straight? ME! Until now. I cannot stress to future readers how much this book has changed my thinking about eating. A year ago at 239 pounds, I started working at a weight loss program,I also had a personal trainer...I had all of these tools for my use but I would always go off and eat things I shouldn't...like buying McDonald's or any other fast food on the way home after a weigh in or going to a Taco-Hut (Pizza Hut/Taco Bell) and ordering a meal from the pizza hut menu and the taco bell menu for myself and would eat this in the car not even paying attention to what I was really putting into my body...or after my boyfriend and I would fight the next day we would make up with food oooor living with my parents still and my mom (who has started to read this book now) who would ask me "are you having a good day today?" "why? do you want to get something to eat?" and then I would end up eating mindlessly for hours and never feel full and always vowing the next day, next week, or the next month that I would start back on my diet. I would lose weight one week and then I would gain weight the next. I ended up losing 25 pounds over like 5 months but I ended up gaining 20 pounds back. I look back on my habits from before and I just want to shake myself! I cannot believe how RIDICULOUS I was being before! I tell anyone who is struggling with their weight about this book and I feel like it sounds like I am in a cult or something. It has just helped me so much! With the help of this book and the healthy diet that I chose to plan my weekly menu, I have lost 15 pounds in one month. And I want to get down to 150 but I am not discouraged at all with how far I still have to go because I now KNOW that there is no doubt I WILL reach my goal!!! A BIG THANK YOU to Judith Beck!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    AH

    This is by far the best diet book I've ever read. Why? Because it is not really a diet. In fact, the author asks you to choose your own diet and a plan B diet should your first option not work for you. This book addresses the often ignored part of dieting - the mind games you play with yourself as you are dieting. First things first. This is not a diet book. Wait a minute, didn't you just say that this was the best diet book you had ever read. Yes - I did. However, this book goes deep into your This is by far the best diet book I've ever read. Why? Because it is not really a diet. In fact, the author asks you to choose your own diet and a plan B diet should your first option not work for you. This book addresses the often ignored part of dieting - the mind games you play with yourself as you are dieting. First things first. This is not a diet book. Wait a minute, didn't you just say that this was the best diet book you had ever read. Yes - I did. However, this book goes deep into your lizard brain and trains you how to think. The author takes every argument you've ever made about life not being fair, why do I have to diet, why can't I eat that bowl of ice cream, etc. and helps you come up with an appropriate response and behavior. And....should you follow her instructions, you may be on your way to losing weight. What I liked about this book was that before you even started dieting, the author took you through several steps in order to prepare you for a successful lifestyle change. There were written exercises that were enlightening (and repetitive) as well as conversations the author had with her patients. This is the first time that I felt that a book was speaking to me. If you feel that you want to finally get off that yoyo dieting thing - this is it. Thank you Ms. Beck.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Liaken

    In my opinion, this book is poison. It's about how to use cognitive behavioral therapy to help chronically deprive yourself. I made it through very little of this book. The author doesn't refer to the people she has worked with as people. To her, everyone is a "dieter." I guess that makes me not part of her audience, since I don't "diet." But, man, really?! Are people "dieters" before they are human? Yucky. Someone recommended this book as one that changes the way you relate to food--in a good wa In my opinion, this book is poison. It's about how to use cognitive behavioral therapy to help chronically deprive yourself. I made it through very little of this book. The author doesn't refer to the people she has worked with as people. To her, everyone is a "dieter." I guess that makes me not part of her audience, since I don't "diet." But, man, really?! Are people "dieters" before they are human? Yucky. Someone recommended this book as one that changes the way you relate to food--in a good way. Hm. It does change the way you relate to food, but not in a good way, according to my understanding of food as nourishment and a healthy and pleasurable part of life. One of the things at the beginning of the book is a "key" which involves taking out a list of all the reasons you want to lose weight every time anyone offers you something you "shouldn't" eat. What a deprived and restrictive way to live. So not for me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    I REALLY enjoyed this book. I learned a lot of information that I have written down and will be using! For me, I've already lost 25lbs so I was not "starting" a diet with the book, I was just doing some reading to compliment my lifestyle change and get some information to help me finish this weight loss journey. Here are some of the things I thought anyone could use: The idea of writing down advantages of staying healthy. I think it will be helpful when you get bored or depressed with a healthy l I REALLY enjoyed this book. I learned a lot of information that I have written down and will be using! For me, I've already lost 25lbs so I was not "starting" a diet with the book, I was just doing some reading to compliment my lifestyle change and get some information to help me finish this weight loss journey. Here are some of the things I thought anyone could use: The idea of writing down advantages of staying healthy. I think it will be helpful when you get bored or depressed with a healthy lifestyle and think about just going back to eating junk. The NO CHOICE rule. I think it's helpful to make boundaries for yourself, like the book said, "to strengthen your resistance muscle". The Oh Well attitude- you'd say this if say you don't want to exercise that day, or you'd rather have a greasy burger vs. a salad for lunch. Oh well, again, sets boundaries that it's not a choice. Eat sitting down and think about and enjoy what you are eating. Scarfing down the food will not satisfy you, and sitting down is a conscious effort to eat what you are eating. If it's something unplanned or unhealthy, you may think twice before sitting down. What would you tell your friend? I also like this strategy- if you are up against an obstacle or feeling down- in any aspect of life, I think it's helpful to answer this question. I know personally I will allow others more lee-way than myself, and maybe that's not good for ME. Give yourself a break. Celebrate each HALF POUND weight loss. This is also important- esp. after you've lost a significant amount of weight already like myself, it gets much harder and I need to remember that even a half pound is something to be proud of! Remembering to celebrate the new me, and criticize. Again, good thing to think positive esp. if you are plateauing. Lastly, there was some great info about maintaining weight loss over time and plateau's. Both of those are really where I am at now, and I appreciated the insight that was included! I really would recommend this book to anyone making a lifestyle change. You may not agree with everything, but there are certainly many good points you may find helpful!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rides2far

    Took a psychology class last summer and had to do a "self improvement" project. Chose this book off the list. Wasn't sure if I could actually lose any weight since I happened to be at what was the normal lowest end of my adult weight. I did the behavior modification parts of the diet religiously, but used my own eating plan that's just balanced meals, lots of vegetables, not much breads. 4 months later I've lost 13 lbs. and weigh what I weighed in the eighth grade. Just walking one mile a day fo Took a psychology class last summer and had to do a "self improvement" project. Chose this book off the list. Wasn't sure if I could actually lose any weight since I happened to be at what was the normal lowest end of my adult weight. I did the behavior modification parts of the diet religiously, but used my own eating plan that's just balanced meals, lots of vegetables, not much breads. 4 months later I've lost 13 lbs. and weigh what I weighed in the eighth grade. Just walking one mile a day for exercise plus my normal fairly active lifestyle. What I like about it is that it focuses on LONG term. People who have used it tend to keep the weight off...even continue to lose after stopping the diet portion. Good habits to keep. It's not terribly well organized and does take a bit of an effort to implement...but it's worth it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    I found this book to be very helpful in my quest to permanently change some of my not so helpful eating habits. What I liked most about the book is that it doesn't talk about what you should eat or not eat, but talks about your thinking, beliefs and attitudes about yourself and food that either help you or sabotage you in your efforts to eat healthy. The basic premise is that whether it's conscious or unconscious, any time we act, we have thoughts that proceed that act. And the key to alter beha I found this book to be very helpful in my quest to permanently change some of my not so helpful eating habits. What I liked most about the book is that it doesn't talk about what you should eat or not eat, but talks about your thinking, beliefs and attitudes about yourself and food that either help you or sabotage you in your efforts to eat healthy. The basic premise is that whether it's conscious or unconscious, any time we act, we have thoughts that proceed that act. And the key to alter behavior is to examine the thinking that leads to your actions.

  9. 4 out of 5

    bronberry

    I'm half-way through the The Beck Diet Solution. I've done everything in this book exactly as written: made the index cards, attempted to check off the list everyday, read the index cards, investigated diets etc. Its all been so helpful and CBT strategies really DO work if you actually DO them. Beck has written an excellent book that, if it were used by all dieters, would make them much more successful in the long-term. I wanted to write a review before finishing the book because I've come acros I'm half-way through the The Beck Diet Solution. I've done everything in this book exactly as written: made the index cards, attempted to check off the list everyday, read the index cards, investigated diets etc. Its all been so helpful and CBT strategies really DO work if you actually DO them. Beck has written an excellent book that, if it were used by all dieters, would make them much more successful in the long-term. I wanted to write a review before finishing the book because I've come across a few things to consider: (1) The book requires LOTS of time and energy. Some of the tasks are easy (for me, picking two reasonable diets) and others are not so easy (for me, dealing with cravings). Despite explicitly telling readers to 'create time and energy' for dieting, Beck has only one sentence which tells readers that going through this book will also require time and energy, and that you can spend as much time as you need to implement the changes in the book. I get it: 'in 6 weeks you'll think like a thin person' sells books. You can't sell books with 'this will probably take a few months to get under your belt!'. But, as a psychologist, Beck ought to put much more than one sentence about this in the book. For people who have never considered the psychological aspects of eating, CBT will especially be a shock! So far, for me, the book has so far required more time and energy than I expected: downloading apps on my phone to record time eaten, writing index cards, recording hunger and cravings, investigating diets, buying gadgets for dieting... These things take time, money, and effort. Definitely more than one day. So, I think acceptance that the book will probably take longer than 6 weeks to implement is important. (2) The book does not acknowledge that, for people who compulsively overeat while on a diet, dieting is not for you. I think it would be appropriate to say in the book, 'if you are overeating/binge eating while dieting, it may be appropriate for you to stop dieting'. Beck does have an eating disorder disclaimer near the start of the book, saying that this book is not appropriate for them but, as I've discovered, sometimes past disordered behaviours that you thought were long-gone suddenly re-appear when you begin a new diet. When I learned to stop binge eating a few years ago, I was taught that 'dieting is incompatible with stopping binge eating'. And it's true, because when you are dieting you are consuming fewer calories than you need to maintain your body's current weight, which sets you up for bingeing, which you then try to control through dieting, which sets you up for more bingeing, and so on. To break the vicious cycle, I needed to stop dieting. Overeating is a huge problem for a lot of people who want to lose weight - Beck knows this - so if this is a continual problem when you start dieting, then dieting is NOT the solution, and Beck should add in this specific disclaimer. (3) The book does not advise people on the best time to start this book (which requires a lot of time and energy). Here's my advice: don't start this book if you know you have a stressful period coming up (house renovations, a new work project you are responsible for) or if you know that your support system will not be available (eg if your partner or 'diet coach' is going on a holiday and will not be within reach). Doing everything in this book requires time and energy and you will be actively challenging sabotaging thoughts, which is uncomfortable and stressful. You may have problems arise while completing this book that are far more complex than what the CBT solutions offered in this book can solve, such as unresolved trauma. The thought, for example, 'losing weight will mean I am more vulnerable to abuse' can be helped through disputation but it certainly can't be solved. It usually requires long-term treatment with a specialist mental health professional and team of other health professionals. (4) Beck seems to forget that the Beck Diet Solution has worked for her patients, which she sees regularly in therapy, and that it may not work as well for every day people who do not regularly see a therapist. A therapist would be able to readily assist people with core beliefs and past experiences that are getting in the way of doing the Beck Diet Solution effectively. A diet coach would be great at helping with everyday stresses and sabotaging thoughts but, like I've said - sometimes what makes people unsuccessful dieters is more complex than surface-level sabotaging thoughts. My advice: if you've ever had an eating disorder in the past, if you've got other 'stuff' (unresolved trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, difficult relationships etc) don't just get a 'diet coach', get a health professional you trust and respect on board. Realise and accept that you may need to address this other stuff first before doing the Beck Diet Solution (which may add extra stress when you're already doing hard work trying to resolve other life stuff). all in all (tl;dr): Start reading the book and find out, for yourself, whether it's the right time to do this book OR whether you need to resolve other issues (mental health issues or life stress) before tackling this book. The book will take time and effort and you may need the support of a health/mental health professional to get through. Accept that the book will probably take longer than 6 weeks to take everything in properly, but that it will be worth it in the long term.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gail Ferguson

    Devoured this book! Found it on another WW member’s post and was curious. Already 2+ months into WW and find this to be an excellent resource. Very practical, easy to apply advice. She takes you step by step through the process of changing how you think about food. I know I will be going back again and again to reference her examples and coaching, so I tabbed the book to make these interventions easy to find. WW promotes holistic approach to losing weight: Food, Activity and Mindset. Mindset was Devoured this book! Found it on another WW member’s post and was curious. Already 2+ months into WW and find this to be an excellent resource. Very practical, easy to apply advice. She takes you step by step through the process of changing how you think about food. I know I will be going back again and again to reference her examples and coaching, so I tabbed the book to make these interventions easy to find. WW promotes holistic approach to losing weight: Food, Activity and Mindset. Mindset was the area I struggled with, but With Dr. Beck’s book, I am confident I will be successful in this journey.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    I just purchased this book and cannot seem to put it down. I never really knew before that I had to train myself to diet. This is not a meal plan book, but based on using cognitive therapy to think differently about food. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for solutions on weight loss and keeping off the weight for life!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    DNF. I tried to do this, but it was just so damn repetitive. It really didn't need to be a book like a pamphlet. DNF. I tried to do this, but it was just so damn repetitive. It really didn't need to be a book like a pamphlet.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    I read this book 10 years ago and initially lost 25 lbs. I then gained all that back despite the “skills”. I think some of the ideas are useful but many are unrealistic to maintain for life. I would like the author to get statistics about how many of her readers were successful outside of her clinic where they come for months and years leaving hundreds and thousands of dollars for CBT. “If you follow my advice you will be successful “ is not a scientific answer. Look reality in the eye and tell I read this book 10 years ago and initially lost 25 lbs. I then gained all that back despite the “skills”. I think some of the ideas are useful but many are unrealistic to maintain for life. I would like the author to get statistics about how many of her readers were successful outside of her clinic where they come for months and years leaving hundreds and thousands of dollars for CBT. “If you follow my advice you will be successful “ is not a scientific answer. Look reality in the eye and tell me what percentage of people were actually able to change permanently. Without evidence this book is just another fraud.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Cognitive behavioral strategies outlined here seem corny, but they work for me. It highlights my limiting beliefs and then brings truth and light to them, this making them disappear. It's an awareness book for weightloss. I love it. Cognitive behavioral strategies outlined here seem corny, but they work for me. It highlights my limiting beliefs and then brings truth and light to them, this making them disappear. It's an awareness book for weightloss. I love it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    Pretty much everything you'll ever need to know about weight management. Seriously. Pretty much everything you'll ever need to know about weight management. Seriously.

  16. 5 out of 5

    L

    Where has this book been hiding? It offers an intelligent way to approach dieting or eating healthy or slimming down or whatever you want to call it. I've employed several techniques already and I feel much better. I like the way Dr. Beck identifies sabotaging thoughts and counters them with positive messages that clearly identify what you really want to tell yourself. This is classic CBT, of course, so I loved it - lots of index cards with reminders on them. I liked the way it was organized (sm Where has this book been hiding? It offers an intelligent way to approach dieting or eating healthy or slimming down or whatever you want to call it. I've employed several techniques already and I feel much better. I like the way Dr. Beck identifies sabotaging thoughts and counters them with positive messages that clearly identify what you really want to tell yourself. This is classic CBT, of course, so I loved it - lots of index cards with reminders on them. I liked the way it was organized (small steps, one day at a time, one difficult mental hurdle at a time) and appreciated that I could read the book and implement positive thinking strategies immediately or spread them out over the course of six weeks. My favorite of her strategies is the one to counter: "Why can't I just eat like everyone else?" Everyone has felt that way at one time or another. Or all the time! I also appreciated the enlightening experiments Dr. Beck presents, such as skipping a meal to differentiate between hunger and a craving. This is eye-opening, actually. The entire point of these exercises, these cards, and the repetition of the affirmations is to change your thinking. That's the beauty of CBT. It works. This book should be read in conjunction with a diet plan of your choice (preferably vegan or vegetarian, ahem). This will help you implement the diet, believe me. Put a little effort into these steps and you'll receive back immense, healthy rewards.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    cognitive behavior theory works. i know this. but man, this book is really not for me. yes, i am having 'sabotaging thoughts'....really this book is for people who truly have a bad relationship with food and have no common sense at all. i have a little of the former and some of the latter. there is no way, even in my pretty non-busy life, that i can try to incorporate all 42 tasks into my life, write little notes about them and then remember them all each day afterwards. i really thought this boo cognitive behavior theory works. i know this. but man, this book is really not for me. yes, i am having 'sabotaging thoughts'....really this book is for people who truly have a bad relationship with food and have no common sense at all. i have a little of the former and some of the latter. there is no way, even in my pretty non-busy life, that i can try to incorporate all 42 tasks into my life, write little notes about them and then remember them all each day afterwards. i really thought this book would speak to me in an intelligent way. and even though it IS different than other weight loss books, it still feels condescending while still being totally boring.

  18. 5 out of 5

    CindySlowReader#GimmeDatVac!

    If you are the type who likes to journal and keep charts, like graphs and meal plans, then you WILL lose weight with this book! According to the author, there is no other way. She may be right, lord knows I've tried every other way but hers. I did like everything she had to say. I've read it all before but this book puts it all in one place for you. Instead of reading these tips in dribs and drabs in magazine or internet articles you can get the whole shebang in this book. I read the book with ye If you are the type who likes to journal and keep charts, like graphs and meal plans, then you WILL lose weight with this book! According to the author, there is no other way. She may be right, lord knows I've tried every other way but hers. I did like everything she had to say. I've read it all before but this book puts it all in one place for you. Instead of reading these tips in dribs and drabs in magazine or internet articles you can get the whole shebang in this book. I read the book with yellow highlighter in hand and I will re-read these parts. For those who follow her plan perfectly success can be had. Go for it!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    This is the ONLY book you need to lose weight. It doesn't address what to eat but how you think about food. Every other diet book in the world is only complementary to this one! While at times it's hard to focus & you truly believe you 'dont' need to do this' ~just do it! By the end of the book you have lost a couple pounds & reshaped your thinking ~definately a task and hopefully, I'll finally have learned to keep the weight off! This is the ONLY book you need to lose weight. It doesn't address what to eat but how you think about food. Every other diet book in the world is only complementary to this one! While at times it's hard to focus & you truly believe you 'dont' need to do this' ~just do it! By the end of the book you have lost a couple pounds & reshaped your thinking ~definately a task and hopefully, I'll finally have learned to keep the weight off!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gina Weibel

    After reading this book, I realized that I very likely have "sabotaging thoughts" that get in the way of most of the things I want to do (but don't quite have the willpower to accomplish.) Now that I'm aware of them, I can attack my weaknesses head-on. I found this book to be an enlightening foray, not just into weightloss, but into the world of psychotherapy for self-improvement. I plan to apply these skills to other goals...not just weightloss! After reading this book, I realized that I very likely have "sabotaging thoughts" that get in the way of most of the things I want to do (but don't quite have the willpower to accomplish.) Now that I'm aware of them, I can attack my weaknesses head-on. I found this book to be an enlightening foray, not just into weightloss, but into the world of psychotherapy for self-improvement. I plan to apply these skills to other goals...not just weightloss!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    well I have finished 42 days of this and overall yes it did work I lost a total of 12lbs but was it do to the training of my brain? or was it the fact that the book states to pick two diets and follow one and have the other as a back up in case the 1st one fails. I feel that it gave me a new way of approaching how I eat and it also gave me insight as to how I view other things in my life. I would suggest this to others if they were looking for something to go along with a diet

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rita Lott

    I can say that this book has completely changed my life. It changes the way you react to food really deep. Even though i was never too fat, I admit that I have a horrendously obese mind, always obsessed with food, never knowing the boundaries of satisfaction and frugality. This book made me so much better....and it can be aplied to other fields. Just try it :)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

    I'm learning how skinny people really do it. I like it so far. I've learned a lot about myself, and why I have the issues I do with food. I would recommend this to anyone. I'm learning how skinny people really do it. I like it so far. I've learned a lot about myself, and why I have the issues I do with food. I would recommend this to anyone.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    This book is more like a reference manual on how to diet. Parts of this book terrified me, and parts of it were very easy. You get daily tasks on how to change your mindset about dieting - how to pick a diet, how to overcome cravings, how to know if you are hungry or not, etc. The author mentions in the introductory chapters that same "days" may take longer than others. For me, that will probably be learning to deal with cravings. The easy parts were exercise, because I have daily motivation in This book is more like a reference manual on how to diet. Parts of this book terrified me, and parts of it were very easy. You get daily tasks on how to change your mindset about dieting - how to pick a diet, how to overcome cravings, how to know if you are hungry or not, etc. The author mentions in the introductory chapters that same "days" may take longer than others. For me, that will probably be learning to deal with cravings. The easy parts were exercise, because I have daily motivation in dealing with back and knee pain when I don't exercise. Not only that, but lifting weights is just FUN! This book has given me hope that I can lose the weight.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    I was drinking the Kool-Aid at first, the first 4 weeks I was all in, this is going to be the answer to get that holiday and quarantine weight off for good. Then I was tired of being hungry, tired of my exercise plan and just plain tired. So I started going easier on myself and just going through the motions. Then I finished day 42 and I read the last section about maintaining. And it totally went against everything else I just read. I want to eat a little more and exercise a little less, so all I was drinking the Kool-Aid at first, the first 4 weeks I was all in, this is going to be the answer to get that holiday and quarantine weight off for good. Then I was tired of being hungry, tired of my exercise plan and just plain tired. So I started going easier on myself and just going through the motions. Then I finished day 42 and I read the last section about maintaining. And it totally went against everything else I just read. I want to eat a little more and exercise a little less, so all I need to do is adjust my goal weight and be happy with that number. So basically I need to just be happy where I am now.

  26. 4 out of 5

    🧿JennyCash🧿

    Lots of good information in this book that I think can be applied to much more than "dieting." Of course I would like to lose weight but it's more than that. I really think if I can continue to practice the skills, I can maintain a healthier lifestyle. It's set up to be read over six weeks but I read ahead and am rereading it day by day. There are lots of easy tips like only eating when seated but the biggest game changing part is learning to combat sabotaging thoughts. I think that skill can be Lots of good information in this book that I think can be applied to much more than "dieting." Of course I would like to lose weight but it's more than that. I really think if I can continue to practice the skills, I can maintain a healthier lifestyle. It's set up to be read over six weeks but I read ahead and am rereading it day by day. There are lots of easy tips like only eating when seated but the biggest game changing part is learning to combat sabotaging thoughts. I think that skill can benefit me in many areas not just food. Cognitive behavioral therapy.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Debra Porowski

    Moving this to my “read” shelf for now as the last two chapters (knowing when to stop losing and maintaining) are still in the future for me. This books gives a TON of good tips on the mental and emotional side of eating. I found some of the chapters to be more than I needed (problem solving and other stuff) but the first part of the book was really great. I think I will pick it up from time to time as a refresher and I can’t wait to be ready for those last 2 chapters!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    Anyone who has struggled with their weight and/or losing weight and keeping it off needs this book. This book works with any diet you choose to follow. It is about getting your mindset right and responding to that inner dialogue we all have. Because of this book I now have skills to help me respond in a positive way to that voice in my head.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    This book is fantastic. I had so many breakthroughs and finally feel in control of this area of my life. My thoughts about food are positive, and my relationship with food is healthier. I am going to continue reading this book every day during my weight loss journey. I highly recommend doing this with a friend or two for the accountability.

  30. 4 out of 5

    DearBookClub

    "The Beck Diet Solution," teaches strategies for ensuring long-term weight loss—based on over 20 years of Dr. Beck successfully coaching dieters in her practice—including ways to: * Learn to stick to any diet. * Make cravings go away—fast! * Resist tempting foods. * Deal with "trigger" eating situations. * Say, "No, thank you," to food pushers. "The Beck Diet Solution," teaches strategies for ensuring long-term weight loss—based on over 20 years of Dr. Beck successfully coaching dieters in her practice—including ways to: * Learn to stick to any diet. * Make cravings go away—fast! * Resist tempting foods. * Deal with "trigger" eating situations. * Say, "No, thank you," to food pushers.

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