5 steps to permanent weight loss

January 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Five steps to permanent weight loss. Learn how to eat thin with this cognitive therapy approach to dieting. Dr. Judith Beck, author of "The Complete Beck Diet for Life," shares her advice.

Dr. Beck's Tools for training your brain to "Eat Thin" and keep weight off permanently.

- Work with a Diet Buddy.

- Make a Memory Box to store index cards where you write about your positive experiences dieting.

- Make a Distraction Box keep cards in there to remind you of other things you can do when you have an urge to eat something you should not, or eat when you really aren't hungry or want to eat too much.

- Talk to your Family to help support you.

- Build a sense of Entitlement, allowing yourself to put yourself first and make your weight loss lifestyle a priority.

- Make Response cards, when you have a sabotaging thought, go to the cards to remind yourself to stick with it.

- Eat slowly, while sitting and enjoying every bite.

Buy the book on Amazon: The Complete Beck Diet for Life

About Dr. Judith Beck
Dr. Judith S. Beck is the daughter of the influential founder of Cognitive Therapy, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania where she is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry. Director of the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy, she is also the past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has published many articles and books about Cognitive Therapy, including The Beck Diet Solution and Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, and she lectures worldwide on the topic.

For more information and to contact Dr. Beck, visit www.beckdietforlife.com.