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Jun. 11th, 2008

12:31 pm - Some suggestions to a friend embarking on a weight loss program

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1. You may be interested in my experiences with the Blackmail diet, on which I lost 20 lbs.

2. I haven’t tried it myself yet, but Once a month cooking seems like a good way to have ready meals available, without spending a huge amount of time in the kitchen.

3. The book Self-directed Behavior is a great resource for designing behavior modification programs.

4. How To Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food, is the best general book on cooking I’ve found so far.

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From:elsewhereangel
Date:June 11th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for posting this. I'm careful about my weight but I'm a terrible cook and that looks like an excellent recommendation.
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From:vivian2112
Date:June 11th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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I wish I could only cook once a month. Even once a week seems like a challenge for me. I recall tips from the late Jeff Smith in his Frugal Gourmet book concerning how to cook without spending inordinate time in the kitchen.
I may have asked once, but don't remember the answer... why is it called the Blackmail Diet?
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From:starling321
Date:June 11th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I though I recognized that title, Self-Directed Behavior. It was one of the text books for a behaviorism class that I took in undergrad.
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From:altamira16
Date:June 12th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
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We have that cookbook.
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From:smjayman
Date:June 12th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
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For me, strong extrinsic motivators work best. Having a contest or competition, for example.
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From:forestmaster
Date:June 12th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Same here. That may be what pushes me over the edge to do the real restrictive carb/high protein thing... but for the moment, I am not ready to give up my carbs yet... but am getting better at reducing them... [wry grin/sigh?]
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From:smjayman
Date:June 12th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
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I've got two instructors counting on me to not screw up at the end of August, so, you know, no pressure on me or anything. :)
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From:zzzing
Date:June 12th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
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these are good ideas. thanks
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