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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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Have you tried every diet or weight loss plan under the sun, but still cant manage to lose weight and keep it off? You arent alone. Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on weight-loss products, yet we continue to have the highest obesity rate in the world. After trying and failing countless times, you have to begin to wonder, What am I doing wrong?”
The problem with most fad diets is that they only attack the symptom of the problem, not the cause. No matter how much you try to deny yourself the food you crave, you always end up reverting back to bad habits. You might even lose weight initially, but more often than not youll gain it back—with a couple extra pounds to boot! In order to make real change in your life, you need to change the way you think about food, weight, and whats most important to you.
The Diet Trap offers proven-effective methods based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you develop mindful eating habits, self-compassion, and a greater understanding of what it means to live a valued life. ACT is a values-based therapy that has been proven effective for the treatment of weight loss. Because ACT encourages you to accept and experience uncomfortable emotions—rather than succumb to emotional eating—it helps you to stay on your path to lose weight, while also helping you develop compassion toward yourself, no matter how much you weigh.
Written by two researchers in the field of ACT, this book offers evidence-based solutions to help you fundamentally change the way you think about food, so that you can successfully lose weight, get healthy, and live a happy, fulfilling life without costly and frustrating fad diets.
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!
Have you tried everything, but still cant manage to lose weight and keep it off? The Diet Trap offers proven-effective weight-loss methods based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you change the way you think about food and develop mindful eating habits, so you can ditch the fad diets once and for all, and live a healthier, happier lifestyle.
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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