Diets That Work – The Complete Beck Diet For Life The Complete Beck Diet for Life: The Five-Stage Program for Permanent Weight Loss by, Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. Here is a book with the word Diet in the title but yet it is not a diet? Written by Judith Beck, a psychologist who advocates the use of “Cognitive Behavior Therapy,” to “help your brain think like a thin person.” Beck, the daughter of Aaron Beck the father of Cognitive Behavior Therapy wrote this book as a manual that teaches you how to solve problems through goal setting and changing the way you think. Throughout the book, Beck refers to two “muscles”, your “resistance muscle” and your “giving-in muscle.” So when you are presented with a challenge, say a chocolate bar, for example, the two muscles will battle against each other. You have two choices “giving in,” or strengthening your “resistance muscle.” By developing skills to strengthen your “resistance muscle,” you will more likely resist a poor food choice in the future. Dr. Judith Beck also discusses how overweight people may think differently about food than thin people. – You Confuse Hunger with the Desire to Eat – You Don’t Differentiate Between Your Feelings and Your Need to Eat. – You Don’t Recognize The Feeling of being Full. – You Don’t Really Know How Much You Are Eating. – You Hate Skinny People and Think it is All Unfair. – You End the Diet After You Lost Weight. The issue for most of us is that we’ve followed diets but without the skills and mental thinking needed to actually succeed or maintain any success we may have had in the past. The Beck Diet Solution’s key to success, is not the diet itself but the ability to incorporate successful behaviors and skills and stick to the plan.