Most diets simply do not work for most people most of the time. Because tdietrs have not learned to think like a thin person, after they have been on a diet for a while and lost some weight, they go back to making the same bad choices that made them overweight in the first place.
Cognitive-behavioral psychology is the study of the relationships between thinking, feeling, and behavior. Unless we develop the habit of taking all three of these into account, in the same way that thin people do, we will continue living on a perpetual yo-yo of dieting to lose weight and then gaining it back again.
Cognitive-behavioral therapists often use a form called a thought record in order to examine just what goes on in the mind when we make those habitual decisions that keep getting us into trouble by eating the wrong things. You can see one lat www.getselfhelp.co.uk. You can make copies for your own use by using the print command on your computer, and you can also obtain different versions for a host of other purposes. along with a free online self-help course and other materials on how to use them.
For example, suppose you are putting in long hours and having to do more than your fair share at work because other people have been laid off, and your boss is driving you crazy. You start to gain weight because you have gotten into the habit of consoling yourself by eating too much. Here is an example of how a thought record might help you to put your choices under a microscope.
Of course, you don't have to chronicle every decision this way in order to learn to think like a thin person. It only takes a few such exercises to the hang of it. But it is necessary to make a good beginning for cognitive-behavioral psychology to help you to keep your feet on the right path As Confucius said, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!"
Then, visualization -- especially when combined with self-hypnosis -- can also be of great help in providing the incentives to guide you to your destination.
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(See also: www.beckdietsolution.com.)
Moss, M. (2013). Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. New York, NY: Random House.