Dr. Albers will respond back to media and journalists in less than 24 hours (often within 1-2 hours by email). Topics she will cover: weight loss, body image, dieting, healthy eating, eating disorder, disordered eating. Need an interview? Email here: DrAlbers@eatq.com. Want to talk to Dr. Albers’ publicist? Melinda.Mullin@HARPERCOLLINS.com (for EatQ queries) or Adia.Colar@newharbinger.com (Eating Mindfully and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food and other books).
Feb 24th, 2014 Edition. Quotes by Dr. Albers on Stress Eating
Shape: The New Rules of Hunger http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/new-rules-hunger
US News: How to Eat Intelligently (and Enjoyably) Over the Holidays November, 5th 2013 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/05/how-to-eat-intelligently-and-enjoyably-over-the-holidays?s_cid=rss%3Aeat-run%3Ahow-to-eat-intelligently-and-enjoyably-over-the-holidays
Good Housekeeping: Good Housekeeping November edition! p.89 http://fb.me/MWiuwY0x
Fitness Magazine: See Dr. Albers quote on stress eating in Fitness Magazine p. 144! FITNESS Magazine October, 2013
Women & Home: Fantastic article on mindfulness and mindful eating in the UK Woman and Home Magazine. Thank you for including Dr. Albers’ tips on p.142!
Huffington Post: 5 Easy Ways to Stop Stress Eating! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/stress-eating_n_4107759.html
New York Times: Rituals Make Our Food More Flavorful http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/rituals-make-our-food-more-flavorful/?_r=0
Good Day Cleveland Oct 2nd, 2013
NYC, The Couch October 7th, 2012
But I deserve this chocolate! targets the 50 most common self-sabotaging thoughts and habits. Pervasive, insistent thoughts such as “I deserve this!” and “I’m buying these chips for the kids, not me,” and discouraging, self-critical thoughts like “Who Cares?” I’m never going to lose this weight,” keep many people in the habit of unhealthy eating.
“These tips can spur you towards success on your personal health journey by teaching you how to make your thoughts work for you”
– Ashley Koff, RD, dietician and author of Mom Energy
“Changing how we think about food, eating, our weight, and our bodies is a critical step in successfully overcoming struggles with eating and weight. But I deserve this chocolate! offers a wealth of practical exercises that can help end common thoughts that keep us stuck in such struggles. It’s a logical and easy-to-use addition to Susan Albers’ valuable series on mindful eating. We’re grateful to have this new resource for the women who came to us for help.”
– Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, director and owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat for healthy living without dieting.
Happinez Festival Utrecht, Netherlands
Sept 7 & 8th 2013
CLEVELAND CLINIC LECTURE
Wellness Institute, Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle Medicine
Dr. Albers introduces her new book, Eat.Q: Unlock the Weight Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence
October 15th, 2013
Register to attend through Cleveland Clinic
A friend recently called me with an urgent request. “Help! I can’t stop stress eating and I don’t know what to do!” My reply: “Search Inside Yourself.” No. This was not my attempt at a Confucius-like answer. It’s the name of a recent book on mindfulness. It’s on my list of favorites. Search Inside Yourself was written by Chade-Meng Tan, an engineer at Google who teaches mindfulness classes. His official title at Google is “Jolly Good Fellow.” As you read the book, you will understand why he has obtained such a title. His personality and sense of humor glows through his words. Each chapter conveys a warm and thoughtful way of explaining how to cope with daily stress.
The book impressively begins with a forward by two leading authorities on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and self-regulation, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Daniel Goleman. Dr. Kabat-Zinn is the founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Daniel Goleman is the author of the fantastic bestseller, Emotional Intelligence. Their forwards echo what you will read throughout the book—self-awareness is key to making changes and living well (including stopping emotional eating!).
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an internal google bar? To type in the question, “Why am I stress eating right now?” “What emotion am I trying to soothe or push away by eating in this moment?” The answer often doesn’t pop up as easy as it does on google. We often wait until after we are done eating to ask the question: “Why did I just eat that?” Asking yourself after you eat, instead of before or during, is often too late. Getting to the root of the emotional drive to eat in-the-moment gives an opportunity to alter the course.
I suggested that my friend try some of the self-awareness and self-regulation exercises in the book. They help people to detach and get distance from the overwhelming nature of the emotion, particularly stress. For example, we often smother feelings down with food. Instead, it can be helpful to ride through tough emotions by getting to the other side of them without reacting to them.
Chade-Meng Tan describes emotions to be like riding a horse. Sometimes we let the horse just take us where it wants to go and sometimes we can tame and guide the horse. Instead of identifying with the feeling by saying “I am stressed” you can distance a little by saying, “I am experiencing stress in my body.” You can also practice the art of breathing well to calm down. See him describing this on youtube video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8fcqrNO7so
It’s nice to find another book that makes mindful exercises feel easy, doable and very helpful to daily stress!
Are you ready to eat more mindfully this summer? If so, great! Join us June 1st for a 10 day challenge to kick start the summer. During this ten day period, your task is to be mindful of everything you consume—snacks, meals, treats. I’ll send you a tip and a daily challenge. If you are not familiar with mindful eating, this will be the perfect opportunity to learn some of the basic skills and to give it a try. Or, if you are an expert, a great time to practice your skills. Don’t worry. Mindful eating is not dieting. Instead, it is paying attention to how you eat and breaking out of mindless eating routines.
A recent study on mindful eating in the journal Appetite *had 171 South Australian adults complete self-report measures on mindfulness and mindful eating. They found that people who reported higher levels of mindfulness were more mindful eaters and reported smaller serving size estimates of energy dense foods. Using the power of mindfulness helps people to manage how much they eat! This is great news.