April 4, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: I don’t deserve credit for my dieting tasks because I should already be doing them.

Response: No, I SHOULDN’T already be doing these things because I didn’t know how. If this was easy, nobody would be overweight. It’s imperative that I give myself credit and recognize my accomplishments so that I can build my confidence and my sense of self-efficacy.

Dr. Judith Beck describes the Ideal Weight

At the most recent Beck Diet Solution Workshop, Dr. Judith Beck defines ideal weight. This is the weight a dieter can sustain when he or she is eating in a healthy way, and can maintain that eating pattern for the rest of his or her life. The Beck Institute will host a special workshop to train individuals who work with dieters on April 27, 2012, based on the Beck Diet Solution. For more information about this special workshop visit our website. To receive articles and future workshop updates join the Beck Diet Solution Newsletter Mailing List.


April 3, 2012 – Tuesday Reality Check

If you think, “It’s unfair that I have to work on dieting,” remind yourself that you have three options. You can give up and continue gaining weight each year, diet on and off and ultimately end up weighing more than you want to, or you can accept that this isn’t fair, move on, and continue doing what you have to do to lose weight. Which option will leave you feeling the most content?

April 2, 2012 – Monday Motivation

Although answering back to your sabotaging thoughts can initially be difficult, over time as you practice these ideas again and again, you’ll begin to automatically respond to them, even without Response Cards. When this happens, dieting gets a lot EASIER!