There are 2 books on standard dieting, 2 books on anti-dieting, and 2 books on mental issues. Interestingly, the 2 mental books ;) are the ones I found most interesting.
The Pleasure Trap raises some interesting points about our biology and evolution. It does advocate vegan eating which may be a little difficult for a protein focused body builder, but the ideas about how we have lost our ability to regulate our appetite due to the ingestion of 'artificial' food and excess fat seemed to make sense to me.
I admit that I did try a meat/protein powder free breakfast this morning in the spirit of the book, but I didn't feel very satisfied. I had chicken and buckwheat for morning tea and feel much better now.
The Beck Diet Solution uses Cognitive Therapy strategies to reframe your thinking. Today is day two. I am going to work through the program and see what it uncovers. My sabotaging thoughts tell me this is no magic potion and won't "fix" me, but I have nothing to lose. My first two posts will follow this one later after I've spent some time in the sun reading.
Last night there was some unplanned eating during the day and at an Italian restaurant last night, but I showed more restraint than in previous times. I didn't eat until I was in pain and I didn't wake up with a food hangover. Some progress methinks.