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Day Two to Four

Monday, March 04, 2019

Day Two: Pick Two Reasonable Diets - emoticon
My current one is of course my primary diet, a set vegetarian mealplan. I struggled a bit to find it, but it's full of deliciousness and easy to prepare meals. My boyfriend don't totally agree with me and sometimes we eat different dishes (tonight I have some stir fried veggies+beans and he had pizza)

My back-up plan is a diet plan I've already followed, it gave some good results, but I hadn't been able to stick to it for a long period of time.


Day Three: Eat Sitting Down - This is totally a work in progress.

First I had to realize that I actually eat quite a number of things standing up (while cooking, when I'm caught up in thoughts, all of my snacks)

Second I need to train myself to just sit down to eat and so far I've caught myself more than a couple of time munching something, realizing I'm standing up or walking around, and only then sitting down to finish whatever I was eating.

I wrote some response cards on this step, because, even if I understand why Beck suggests to always sit down to eat, part of me rebels to the idea and keeps asking: Why it is that I can't eat standing up?

I'll monitor myself in the next days to see how it goes...


Day Four: Give yourself credit - another work in progress

I don't feel embarrased about giving myself credit. The problem is that:
a) I tend to forget t do it;
b) I might overlook at the "little"/daily things - eg exercising or following my meal plan: I tend to make a big deal if I mess up, but when I actually do it, it feels normal, nothing special at all: it's just something I need to do if I want to lose weight and so it doesn't feel like I really deserve credit for these actions.

Response cards have been written and practice will make me perfect, right?
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    All my "mindless eating" occurs while I am doing something else: reading a book, watching a show, or staring out the window. If I actually sit down at the table, I am much more likely to eat a small amount and then stop. So I can totally see why he says to sit down!

    I don't subscribe to the practice makes perfect line of thinking. Seeking perfection is so stress-inducing! I believe practice make progress. Progress can be measured. Perfect is subjective!

    639 days ago
    Thank you for this thoughtful blog!
    You made good observations that will make dieting easier.
    639 days ago
    well I for one will give you credit for realizing you are eating while standing.
    I think the reason to eat while sitting is to always know when you are eating. That is why it is so tough. We eat absentmindedly and we shouldn't. It is something hard to master. But the fact that you wake up and realise you are eating is a leap forward in my book!

    639 days ago
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