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  1. daisydoll

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    hi there
    anyone got any suggestions for good books about weight maintaining etc?

    i have the 'eating less' one which is good.

    any other recommendations?

    daisy x
     
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    Personally I have shifted the main focus from food (since it is only a small portion of our daily lives - our life must never revolve around food to such a huge extent as it used to) and had a wake up moment when I read this article:
    Why is low-carb is harder the second time around, part II | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

    Have a read. Thanks to Jim and KD for putting me on to this. I have actually bought the book "The Control Theory":

    Control Theory: A New Explanation of How We Control Our Lives (Perennial library): William Glasser: Amazon.co.uk: Books

    I haven't quite started reading this yet, but it makes perfect sense. Give yourself back the power of choice over all your decisions. No matter how small they are. If you have control in all aspects of your life, it will really help with maintenance in the long term, since a lot of 'bingeing' happens when we lose the power to choose what is best for us. ... ... You know what? Since I've applied the rule, I've actually found myself bingeing much less. I do get the urge, but I stop and think - do I really want to do this? I choose not to. I say it out loud, and walk away, quite satisfied with myself. Then it becomes habit to stop naturally. But it's not just with such behaviour. Even that extra biscuit. Even such a small thing as finishing everything on your plate "just because it's there".

    That's the only book on the subject I felt compelled to get to be honest, apart from seriously looking into the "Low Gi/Healthy Living Balance" for a lifestyle choice.

    Hope this helps...
     
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    That is a really interesting article, thanks for posting it. He presents an interesting viewpoint - pleaes let me know how you get on with the book...I'm considering getting it myself!

    He's right about the gunpoint thing too - shame we can't always remember how much control we have when we need to...
     
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    Just read the article, it makes so much sense, thanks for posting this.
     
  6. daisydoll

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    interesting minerva!
    have just bought the book from amazon for 1p
    thanks

    any other suggestions anyone?

    daisy x
     
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    I took my daughter to the library today and found a book by joanna hall called 'keep yourself thin' - anyone read it?

    its says 'after the diet the key to long-term success' - will give it a go and report back if it's any good

    x
     
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    Thanks Minerva

    It's funny but I was writing in my diary yesterday about choice and the effect it has on your mood and happiness. Basically I was in a bad mood and depressed on Sunday because I work in a little shop which doesn't have it's own "bathroom facilities" and as silly as it sounds I was in a bad mood because I couldn't drink as much coffee as I liked. My realisation came to me that it is all about choice. I don't feel bitter or depressed by only having packs on LL (well most of the time) because I am making the choice not to because I know the outcome is worth the short term "pain". However on Sunday I was cold and I needed to meet my fluid intake allowance but couldn't drink coffee because I just couldn't keep popping to the loo every 2 minutes and that restriction imposed on me was completely horrible!

    I was expressing an interest in the topic (probably as an ex psychology student) and was thinking of locating a book on the subject, so this looks like a good starting point :)
     
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    Daisy, with regards to books are looking more for practical maintenance books or more about the psychology of maintaining?

    i have a few suggestions on the psychology side.

    Have you looked at any of Geneen Roth's books?

    Amazon.co.uk: geneen roth

    Also I have quite a nice book called Beyond Chocolate by Sophie and Audrey Boss. It's a dieting book about intuitive eating which I tried a couple of years ago but found that with the amount of weight to lose it was just a little too scary. However I vowed to come back to it as a way to maintain and I have dug it out ready to look at in a few weeks once I'm at goal.

    Finally I have a book called Overcoming Overeating by Jane Hirschmann and Carol Munter, which is very similar to Eating Less.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    thanks for suggestions westie - i'm looking for either/or both!
    anythinng which will help me lol!
    daisy x
     
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