The Beck Diet – Let me clarify for those who aren’t familiar – The Beck Diet Solution Workbook is NOT A DIET. While the book does direct you to choose a method of weight loss (i.e. diet), and most people choose a set diet plan, the book itself is not a diet. It is a daily work book that walks you through tasks to change your habits.
Today’s task was Eat Sitting Down. I caught myself eating standing up 5 times today! I am not even exaggerating. Every single time I made a meal or snack I ate while preparing the food.
This is obviously a bad habit that is keeping me from my goals. The book makes your aware of these things and also helps you get over sabotaging thoughts (which I have a lot of!).
After dinner I made Chickpea Blondies. Oh my gosh, I am in love! I buy chickpeas by the barrel from Costco and always have to make an effort to eat them all before they go bad, but putting them in dessert will make that a lot easier. The only change I made to the recipe was not adding the sugar, but adding chocolate chips to the batter instead.
**Warning = Ben thought they were gross, so if you’re not used to healthy tasting desserts you will not like them.**
**Updated to add: BMR question…
Someone asked a really good question about how the BMR that I got from the assessment at the gym compared to online BMR calculators.
Gym’s BMR = 1787
Online Calculator = 1556
So, for whatever reason the gym calculator was over 200 calories more than the online one. Good to know!
***Remember, BMR = basal metabolic rate = the amount of cals you burn at complete rest. You need to account for activity to come to your actual calorie needs.