Our diet workshop, here in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 13th, was a success! We had over 120 dieters and health and mental health professionals, from 20 US states and 3 countries. We’re excited to announce that Julie Soller, from UCLA, filmed the workshop, and will use part of it for a documentary on The Beck Diet Solution. Soller also interviewed a number of people who have been using the book to lose weight (some have lost 60 pounds or more!), are successfully maintaining their weight loss, and predict that they’ll never regain what they’ve lost.

The most enjoyable part of the workshop for me, besides getting to meet so many people, was doing role plays with dieters. We roleplayed, for example, how to motivate yourself everyday, overcome feelings of deprivation, get yourself to make dieting a priority, and be nicely assertive with people who sabotage your efforts. There was an excited energy in the room all day and we’ve received such positive feedback.

— Judith Beck