Dr. Judith Beck, the daughter off the founder of Cognitive Therapy Aaron Beck, wants to help you take it off and keep it off by creating all new habits with her book The Complete Beck Diet for Life. Dr. Beck is a therapist who works with dieters and has gone through the journey herself. She is able to anticipate those thoughts that keep you stuck and help you consider a new way of thinking. This book helps readers to feel less isolated by sharing stories from other dieters to which you can relate and instills hope by showing changes that have occurred in Dr. Beck’s clients.
The Complete Beck Diet for Life is divided into five stages. Prior to Stage one, there are ten preparation tasks to complete. Stage one teaches nine Success Skills; these help you practice changing your behavior prior to taking on the task of changing your habits surrounding food. It is not until Stage two that readers start to alter their actual eating, using the Think Thin Initial Eating Plan. Stage three, The Challenging Situations Plan, provides strategy for addressing weekends, restaurants, social events, family dinners, holidays, traveling, stress, and people pushing food on you. (more…)