Sunday, February 01, 2009

Weird weekends

The thing that makes the Beck plan difficult is that since you plan everything out in advance, it's really hard to stay on track when you're heading into a situation where you don't know what food will be served. Let's be honest, I made the choice to be more flexible and feel like a regular person hanging out with my family instead of following the plan. I will have to read the Stage 3 section about difficult situations for next time.

Dieting would be easier if you could just squirrel yourself away alone in a perfect world with no junk food. I don't want to live a life like that, so I need to figure out a way to make things work for me in the real world.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a BDS follower, too, and it may help you to know that even Dr. Beck doesn't insist on everyone following their written daily plan forever. Check out the "O" article linked to on this page:

    Here, Dr. Beck is working with a reporter who's going through the book and she only requires the reporter to do the journaling as outlined in the first book for a week. I'm a big BDS devotee, but I've never been able to get through a day without crossing something out. Often, I'm able to do better than what I planned, and I rarely do worse, depending on what foods become available on the actual day.

    Currently, what works best for me is to write a rough paragraph of my plan: Egg beaters at home; get a take-out salad at work; bring 2 snacks from home; rotisserie chicken or turkey burgers for dinner. Then during the day I write down what I actually eat.


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