The New York Times bestselling author of The Beck Diet Solution teams up with her daughter and colleague at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior to teach readers how to think their way thin, offering practical, proven tools for escaping common diet traps for good.
Most diet programs work at first. But then life happens—stress, bad habits, holidays, travel—and we revert to bad habits, and the weight comes back. In this invaluable book, Dr. Judith Beck offers the solution to break free from these common diet traps and keep the weight off for life.
Dr. Beck explains that when it comes to losing weight, it’s not just about what we eat. It’s also about how we think. To consistently eat differently, we must learn to think differently. Diets fail us because they don’t offer effective strategies for overcoming the common traps—emotional eating, social pressure, dining out—that can derail us. Now, she and her daughter, Deborah Beck Busis, share the techniques they have successfully used with thousands of clients, revealing how to overcome the thoughts and behaviors that have held us back. With The Diet Trap Solution, readers on any diet regimen can learn to identify their specific diet traps and create action plans to strengthen their “resistance muscle”—making losing weight easy, sustainable, and enjoyable.
About the Authors:
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Beck Diet Solution, president of the nonprofit Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, and clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written over a hundred articles and books and has served as a consultant for several National Institute of Mental Health studies. Dr. Beck has presented hundreds of workshops nationally and internationally on various applications of cognitive therapy, including weight loss and maintenance. She has a clinical practice, supervises clinicians, and provides consultation to organizations.
Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW, is the Beck Institute's diet program coordinator. She helped Dr. Beck develop the diet program and counsels dieters nationally and internationally. She trains professionals from around the world and is developing a manual for diet coaches. She received her master of social work degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed clinical social worker.