Beck Trek 2019 - Day 2 Choose an eating plan
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Members of the Beck Diet Solution team are working through "The Beck Diet Solution" by Judith Beck. Check it out, and join in if you like.
The primary "diet" I follow is basically counting calories via the SparkPeople nutrition tracker. I've been at it long enough to know roughly whether I'm in my preferred range or not. I aim for 300- to 500-calorie meals and adjust my snacks (if any) to fit.
When I start to falter I go to my secondary "diet," which is to cut out snacking and desserts. That usually gets my sweet/salty cravings back under control and I'm good to go.
In both cases, I have three firm rules:
1--avoid breaded food (opting for, say, grilled fish rather than breaded/fried)
2--avoid regular soda and limit diet soda (Regular soda is too sugary for my taste, and diet soda makes me feel hungry. I'm working toward eliminting soda entirely, but am not there yet.)
3--limit alcohol (because you KNOW you're gonna want some cheese with that wine or some popcorn with that beer)