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- File Size: 1434 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 178180589X
- Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (21 April 2015)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M70S9ZY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 92 customer ratings
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The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good Kindle Edition
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The techniques developed by New York Times bestselling author and expert in cognitive behavior therapy Dr. Judith Beck and her daughter, Deborah Beck Busis, have helped hundreds of thousands of dieters lose weight. The Diet Trap Solution is the first book of its kind to isolate the most common ways we fail on our diets and offer concrete and practical solutions to avoid these pitfalls for good, even when it seems impossible. No equipment, membership fees, special meals, or specific diet plan required. Instead, dieters need only use that most powerful of all resources—their minds. This accessible and highly practical guide enables us to stay on the healthy diet of our choice and not only lose weight, but keep it off once and for all.
Diet programs all profess to have the magic formula for weight loss: simply eat a certain way and drop ten pounds in a week. But what do you do when your plans fall apart? Your mother-in-law bakes you a surprise birthday cake. Stress at work leads to binge-eating peanut butter and chocolate. A painful breakup causes your diet to go out the window. The truth is, losing and keeping weight off can be extremely difficult, especially when unexpected challenges arise. But learning how to solve these very problems is the surprising solution to lasting weight loss. By identifying the most common traps—stress and emotional eating; friends and family pressure; holidays and travel; and feeling deprived, unmotivated, or discouraged—and then developing actionable escape plans that address each potential diet disaster, anyone can lose weight and keep it off.
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And there's the key - and the reason for the second part of the book. Losing weight is hard - but keeping it off is even harder. Finding the motivation to do what we know we need to do, after the initial novelty of losing weight has work off, can be nearly impossible for many of us. This book gets to the very heart of why we regain, and offers clear strategies to avoid the diet traps that derail us.
Beck's work is based on CBT - changing the way we talk to ourselves. Working through the earlier books I experienced the incredible feeling of hearing my positive self talk pop into my head at the exact moment I was about to chuck my food plan out of the window. The second part of this book offers powerful self talk for the moments when it is so easy to think it's not worth it and give up.
Beck's approach is not a quick fix.She encourages slow weight loss and is very strong on the need to incorporate moderate, planned portions of junk food into your diet to avoid the diet/binge cycle. This is a balanced, sustainable and powerful approach to lifetime maintenance of a healthy weight.
Beck's strategies helped me lose 3 stone in 2011, and to keep most of it off for the last four years. It's been far from perfect, but I am slimmer, fitter and healthier now in my 50s than I was 30 years ago. This latest book is the final piece of the jigsaw, putting in place the strong habits and forward planning needed to avoid the common diet traps of stress, emotional eating, social pressure and eating out.
If you are already familiar with Beck's work, but struggle to implement the strategies consistently, this is the book you have been waiting for. if you're new to the Beck approach, this book has all the information you need to get started, though the earlier work goes into the foundation strategies in more detail, which some may find helpful.
In a world where quick fixes and extreme diet plans have left us fatter than ever, Judith Beck is a voice of reason. Her approach is not easy - but it does get easier as time goes on. Highly recommended, especially for any of us have ever wondered how we can be so successful at the diet one week and find it impossible to get back on track the next.........
As says on the tin it is not a diet so you will still need to do your research.. but it helps you greatly with the mental preparation and avoiding your personal "traps" that derail your diet.
I was following the method religiously in the first few weeks and then got a bit relaxed on the "admin" bit as the good things've become a habit to me and it felt increasingly natural to live and eat like this. After about 3 months I'm still on track and I'm enjoying life in a much healthier way!
Also, the method taught me to handle my "slips" in a much better way, so bouncing back as quickly as possible, rather than go down the rabbit hole..
I also follow the Facebook page which supports you with daily motivational messages and practical tips.
And two unexpected benefits for me:
1. I was a "sugar junkie" before and my craving for sweets has reduced so much! I didn't think it was possible. Nowadays I rarely want them but if I do, I plan ahead and enjoy in moderation. It actually works.
2. My lower back pain and bloating before period has got so much better! I expect after losing another stone or so I will actually become pain-free.
Disclaimer: I also exercise about 3-4x/week. So I think these results are definitely a combination of diet+ exercise.
I still believe that this method has given me that much-needed push to finally get started with my lifestyle change. Go for it!