Have you dieted unsuccessfully in the past? Or have you managed to lose weight only to gain it back? You probably haven't been successful because you just didn't know how.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. is the director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is internationally renowned in the field of Cognitive Therapy and has written Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into eighteen languages. She has presented hundreds of workshops in the United States and abroad and is the President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Can thinking and eating like a thin person be learned, similar to learning to drive or use a computer? Beck (Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems) contends so, based on decades of work with patients who have lost pounds and maintained weight through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Beck's six-week program adapts CBT, a therapeutic system developed by Beck's father, Aaron, in the 1960s, to specific challenges faced by yo-yo dieters, including negative thinking, bargaining, emotional eating, bingeing, and eating out. Beck counsels readers day-by-day, introducing new elements (creating advantage response cards, choosing a diet, enlisting a diet coach, making a weight-loss graph) progressively and offering tools to help readers stay focused (writing exercises, to-do lists, ways to counter negative thoughts). There are no eating plans, calorie counts, recipes or exercises; according to Beck, any healthy diet will work if readers learn to think differently about eating and food. Beck's book is like an extended therapy session with a diet coach. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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