One Year of Daily Diet Tips

Our Diet Program Coordinator, Deborah Beck Busis, has posted a Daily Diet Solution each weekday for over a year now!  Check out our Daily Diet Solutions page to see all of our diet tips.

CBT for Diet

A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [April 2012]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, the Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we’ve decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, and CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. Please use the following links to go back and read what you may have missed from April 2012:

See what you missed in March

Realistic Diet Expectations

At the most recent Beck Diet Solution Workshop, Dr. Judith Beck explains the problems dieters have sticking to low calorie diets for life.  Instead, the Beck Diet Solution teaches people how to gradually reduce total calorie intake to a level that can be maintained for a lifetime, so weight loss will be maintained.  Individuals who work with dieters can attend a special workshop at Beck Institute April 27,2012.  Click here for more information about this special workshop. To receive articles and future workshop updates join the Beck Diet Solution Newsletter Mailing List.

Why Dieters Struggle: A Cognitive Behavioral Viewpoint

In this video clip from her “Beck Diet Solution” workshop, Dr. Judith Beck explains that it isn’t the fault of dieters that they fail; rather, no one ever taught them the cognitive (thinking) and behavioral skills they need to make permanent changes in their eating. She offers an analogy of learning to play the piano: To be successful in mastering any new activity, people need to learn and practice essential techniques in a graded fashion.  To attend a Beck Diet Solution Workshop, visit

Developing A Healthy Diet For The Rest Of Your Life

Dr. Judith Beck introduces her book, The Beck Diet Solution, at a workshop for coaches and dieters. She explains the importance of developing an eating plan that can be sustained for life, and which includes favorite foods. To attend a Beck Diet Solution Workshop with Dr. Judith Beck and Deborah Beck Busis, LSW, visit

Workshop on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Weight Loss and Maintenance

This weekend Dr. Judith Beck and I (Deborah Beck Busis, Diet Program Coordinator) presented a workshop at the Beck Institute on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Weight Loss and Maintenance.  We had a great time teaching dieters and maintainers, diet coaches, and health and mental health professionals how we apply CBT principles and techniques to the difficult problem of overweight and obesity. We used lecture, role play, and lots of Q and A.   

Some of the topics we covered were:

  • Overview of the Beck Diet Solution Program
  • Sabotaging Thinking
  • Assessment Initiating Treatment, and Structuring Sessions
  • Pre-Dieting Skills
  • Eating Habits
  • Hunger, Craving, and Emotional Eating
  • Dealing with deprivation, discouragement, and disappointment
  • The Long Haul and Maintenance
  • Reluctant Dieters and Real Life Compromises

On their evaluation forms, participants indicated that the workshop was very helpful and we hope they will use this knowledge to enrich their work with dieters and/or themselves.  As of now, our next diet workshop at the Beck Institute is scheduled for June 2, 2012.  Check back in with us and our website, though, because we add new workshops periodically. Below is a video of me discussing the importance of staying on track and getting back on track when mistakes happen: