Betty Brink is an expert on the mental and emotional aspects of dieting and body image. She is the author of "The Main Meal: The New Perspective on Weight Loss." In seminars, speeches, and consultations, she demonstrates practical methods to quiet the diet chatter, and to empower yourself to make conscious choices in diet, in life, and in relationships.
Here's what is next:
This week we focus on "Step 6: I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Back Up!"
1. Using the tools we’ve collected so far
2. Affirming ourselves
3. Becoming our own best cheerleaders
This week we focus on "Step 5: What’s On Your Plate?"
1. What do you do that’s just for you?
a. Make a list of 10 things you do just for you
2. Who and what are your stressors?
a. Make a list of people, places and events that cause you stress or trigger you to eat
3. How do you stay on a plan in the midst of triggers?
This week we focus on "Step 4: Responding vs. Reacting"
1. Emotional triggers
a. Become aware of our current ‘normal’ reaction
b. What are some alternate ways to respond?
2. Eating triggers
a. What are the triggers that have us eating when we’re not hungry?
b. What are some alternate responses to those triggers?
3. Putting the space between stimulus and response
This week we focus on "Step 3: Practice Being Two"
1. Physical Feedback
a. The hunger scale and how to know where you are on it
b. How does the body respond to different foods?
2. Emotional Feedback
a. Do I recognize all of my feelings?
b. How to fill an emotional hunger
This week we focus on "Step 2: Black and White Thinking"
1. Noticing black/white, good/bad, right/wrong thinking
a. Taking the judgment off our choices
b. Opening up to more choices
c. Letting go of ‘shoulds’
2. Looking in the mirror – an exercise
This week we focus on "Step 1: Changing the Self-Talk"
1. Listening for the negative things we say to ourselves
a. Tracking the number of times
b. Noticing the circumstances
c. Changing the narrative from negative to positive/affirming/accepting
YO-YO NO MORE is the leading method to teach you the habits of thought and action that will take the emotional bite out of weight loss and allow you to maintain your weight goals with ease and joy.
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We have talked about near-term and long-term goals this month. What happens when we are getting close to achieving that goal. It was at a weight loss group when I first heard about the idea of fear of success. I remember the leader talking about people who were in the program and just couldn’t lose the last 5 pounds. They couldn’t get to the goal because they were afraid of what that would mean in their life.
When I first started writing “The Main Meal: The New Perspective on Weight Loss,” I truly thought I was writing a how-to book about a different way to lose weight. I thought I would present step by step instructions for how to lose weight by being kind to yourself. What I found through the years, was the book was never about losing weight, but about learning to be kind to myself and feeling like I deserved that kindness. My end goal for the book changed.
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