I'm recording "The Biggest Loser" on the DVR right now. We like to start watching it about halfway in so we can skip the millions of commercials. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share my thoughts after Day 2 on the Beck plan.
It's really stunning to me, so far, how many times I catch myself wanting to grab a bite of something as I'm plating it or packing it in a lunch. Besides that, though, planning your food ahead saves lots of calories in other ways. In Stage 1, you're practicing your skills, so theoretically you could plan to have anything -- you're not specifically supposed to diet. But of course, no one plans to eat nothing but a whole package of saltines with cheese for lunch, that's something you do when you're not planning. (To be fair, it's been a long time since I've done that!) This plan also puts a stop to all those situations where food is around and you might eat it because it's there.
So far I'm finding it surprisingly satisfying. Like Carol suggested, I've been giving myself lots of credit. I also have been making sure to plan a reasonable amount of food for my meals instead of trying to cut way back at this point. I was a little grouchy when I came home hungry and supper wasn't ready, but I got over it.
I know this is the honeymoon period so I'm taking advantage of it and enjoying it while it lasts. But so far, it actually is making feel really strong and in control, which is making me very happy.