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50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Foodby Susan Albers
These pages contain 50 creative ideas that bring mindfulness back to your table. Susan Albers invites you to try out some of her techniques, including self-hypnosis, mindful worrying, and laughing yoga. Stop your mindless binging and engage with this comforting book on mindful eating.
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Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring us comfort when we need it most. It's no wonder experts estimate that 75 percent of overeating is triggered by our emotions, not physical hunger. The good news is you can instead soothe yourself through dozens of mindful activities that are healthy for both body and mind.
Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully, now offers 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, a collection of mindfulness skills and practices for relaxing the body in times of stress and ending your dependence on eating as a means of coping with difficult emotions. You'll not only discover easy ways to soothe urges to overeat, you'll also learn how to differentiate emotion-driven hunger from healthy hunger. Reach for this book instead of the refrigerator next time you feel the urge to snack-these alternatives are just as satisfying
A thoughtful volume filled with practical solutions for emotional eaters everywhere.
-Madelyn H. Fernstrom, Ph.D., CNS, founding director of UPMC Weight Management Center, professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Albers's soup-to-nuts list of creative, accessible, self-soothing tips will undoubtedly help anyone who has struggled with dieting, food, or body image. Beyond that, her exercises in mindfulness, deep breathing, and journaling are top-notch tools for finding balance in life overall.
-Leslie Goldman, author of Locker Room Diaries
Printed with soy-based inks on 100 percent post-consumer waste recycled paper. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Eating is a common coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, and emotional turmoil, but the ramifications can be significant. This guide is designed to help these millions of people find simple, quick strategies for easing emotion-driven hunger.
In 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, Susan Albers, eating disorder specialist and best-selling author of Eating Mindfully, presents fifty exercises readers can do to soothe themselves, calm stress, and end emotional eating.
People turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But over time, this kind of emotional overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other health problems. In this much-anticipated follow up to Fifty Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned psychologist, eating expert, and best-selling author Susan Albers presents fifty more mindful and healthy activities that really work to help readers replace their need to overeat.
Women are faced with an intense pressure to have the perfect body. But the truth is women are their own worst critics when they look in the mirror. Isn't it time to put away the scale, toss perfectionism out the window, and start feeling fantastic? In this powerfully inspirational book, Kimber Simpkins, yoga instructor and author of Full, gives women 52 undeniable reasons to love their bodies and discover their own unique beauty!
It's time to step away from the scale, ditch the fad diets, and embrace the body youre in. In this powerful book, Kimber Simpkins, yoga instructor and author of Full, gives you 52 undeniable reasons to love your body and discover your own unique beauty!
Do you look in the mirror and see all the things you dislike about your body? For many of us, the first step to loving our bodies is being able to look at our reflection and not criticize what we see. And in a culture that worships thin, beautiful celebrities, its easy to feel like we just dont measure up. So, how can you get over your flaws and focus on your fabulous?
52 Reasons to Love Your Body is packed with easy and fun practices—one for each week of the year—to help you toss perfectionism out the window, turn down the volume on that nagging inner critic who is always going on about what's wrong, stop the never-ending comparison game, and finally love your body. You'll also find encouraging, in-the-moment affirmations to keep negative self-talk at bay, and give you a much-needed pick-me-up, any time, any place.
If you're ready to start loving your body, this book gives you 52 reasons to get started now. So, what are you waiting for?
In this much-anticipated follow-up to Fifty Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned nutrition expert and New York Times best-selling author of Eat Q, Susan Albers delivers fifty more highly effective ways to help you soothe yourself without eating—leading to a healthier, happier life!
If youre an emotional overeater, you may turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But, over time, overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health problems. In Fifty More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, youll find fifty more mindful and healthy activities to help you replace your need to overeat.
Based in popular mindfulness practices, this book will show you how to slow down and be present during mealtime so that you end up making healthier choices. In addition, the activities in the book—such as yoga, aromatherapy, and breathing exercises—will help you gain a greater overall sense of well-being and appreciation for your body.
If youre ready to stop using food as an emotional crutch, and start feeling healthy, happy, and truly fulfilled, this book offers fifty more ways!
About the Author
Susan Albers, PsyD, is a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. Albers conducts mindful eating workshops across the country, and is a frequent keynote speaker. She is author of six mindful eating books, including The New York Times bestseller, Eat Q; 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food; Eating Mindfully; Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful; and Mindful Eating 101. Her work has been featured in O, Family Circle, Shape, Prevention, Self, Health, Fitness, Vanity Fair, Natural Health, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, and is also a contributor to the The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
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