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Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Start Savoringfood with Intention and Joyby Susan, Psy.d . Albers
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When we constantly feel hungry and overeat, sometimes it’s not about the food. In this important book, a weight management expert presents the proven-effective Anchor Weight Management System to help people finally end their struggles with emotional eating and weight gain.
For over fifty years, nutritional and medical scientists have dissected the problem of obesity. The result of this half-century of investigation has been a series of recommendations about what and how much to eat, and an unintended consequence is that we’ve been deprived of the joy of eating. From low-fat diets to the no-carb craze, the market has been continually flooded with one assortment of fad products and diets after another. So, when does it end?
If you’re struggling with emotional overeating and are trying to lose weight, you should know that you don’t need to deny yourself certain foods. In The Emotional Eating Workbook, you'll learn about the real psychological needs that underlie your food cravings, how to meet those needs in positive ways, be mindful of your body, and find the deep satisfaction many overeaters seek in food.
It’s not about food. It’s about how food is used to self-soothe, numb ourselves against the pain of living, or self-medicate in coping with stress and unresolved emotions. The Anchor Program™ approach detailed in this book is not about dieting. It’s about being anchored to your true, authentic self. When you find your unique anchor, you will relate better to your body, you'll know intuitively how to feed your body, and you'll reach the weight that’s right for you.
"Psychologist and author Albers expands on themes introduced in Eating Mindfully with this workbook for devotees of her conscientious approach to health and weight loss. Her philosophy involves becoming aware of eating patterns and the emotions one associates with food, encouraging readers to discover the how and why of their everyday diet in order to gain greater self-control. Arguing that the mind and the mouth are equally important to consumption, Albers encourages readers to set goals, keep diaries and pay attention to what they eat in detail with a variety of tables and exercises: meditating on a piece of chocolate; describing what tastes draw you; focusing on the here and now. Though Albers's quasi-Buddhist approach could prove revelatory for those mired in mindless eating, but those who feel they already have a firm grasp of how and why they eat will likely find the book repetitive and occasionally condescending; Albers can find only so many ways to illustrate that old chestnut, 'you are what you eat.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful is a powerful workbook organized around the skills of mindful-eater awareness: observing, being in the moment, acceptance, letting go, non-judgment, and mindfulness of the environment This concise, easy-to-use guide is a great introduction to mindful eating.
bullets] Become aware of hunger cues Make wise food choices End emotional eating Practice self-acceptance and compassion Be in the moment at mealtime
In Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful, eating disorder specialist and best-selling author Susan Albers, provides a workbook with seventy proven-effective and easy to use psychological and mindfulness techniques for real change, including how to get back on track during setbacks, and how to maintain motivation rather than gravitating back to mindless eating and the familiar patterns that keep you unhappy with your body.
When we constantly feel hungry and overeat, sometimes it’s not about the food. In this important book, a weight management expert presents the proven effective Anchor Weight Management System to help people finally end their struggles with emotional eating and weight gain. Readers will learn about the real needs that underlie their cravings, how to meet those needs in positive ways, how to be mindful of their body, and find the deep satisfaction many overeaters seek in food.
Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful is a new tool for dealing with the age-old problem of mindless overeating. The author currently uses this workbook with clients in her Mindful Eating Support Groups. The book is a collection of more than seventy worksheets she has created. The workbook is organized around the seven skills of mindful-eater-awareness: observing, being in-the-moment, acceptance, letting go, non-judgment, and mindfulness of the environment. Each worksheet is one to two pages. This concise, easy-to-use guide is great for introducing people to mindful eating. More advanced mindful eaters love the journal format. It is also a helpful tool for therapists to use with their clients.
Fans of Eating Mindfully, yo-yo dieters, dietitians, therapists, and doctors would be primary and secondary markets for this book. The workbook combines the ancient wisdom of mindfulness meditation techniques with cognitive behavior skills and cutting edge approaches to implementing and sustaining lasting change. In her first book, Albers, a psychologist and mindful eating expert, reveals how overeating or chaotic eating can be improved with mindful eating techniques.
About the Author
Susan Albers, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital
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