But I Deserve This Chocolate! (Paperback)

The Fifty Most Common Diet-Derailing Excuses and How to Outwit Them

By Susan Albers

New Harbinger Publications, 9781608820566, 216pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

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Description

Most of us are really, really good at devising reasons to indulge in foods that derail our diets and healthy eating plans. Who among us hasn't thought, "I had a stressful day, so I deserve this chocolate," or, "Buttery popcorn would go so well with this movie " When we view food as a reward, emotional eating can be difficult to overcome.

Most fad diets tell you to "control" your eating, use willpower, ignore your cravings, or just stop eating. Recall for a moment where this got you in the past. Feeling frustrated or hopeless? Maybe it led you to make more excuses? Perhaps you're thinking I need to get control. This is a sign that the diet mentality may be deeply ingrained in you. Rest assured that there are alternatives to fad dieting and trying to "control" your body.

In But I Deserve This Chocolate , psychologist Susan Albers takes aim at the fifty most common self-sabotaging thoughts and excuses that keep you from eating right and looking great. This guide dismantles each excuse and offers a mindfulness exercise to help reroute your thoughts so you can meet your health goals. Whether you're a man or woman, teen or adult, this book is for you if you are trying to eat more mindfully, manage your weight, lose weight, or take charge of your eating habits.

Forget the chocolate and unwrap some truly nourishing habits you can feel good about--your body will thank you



About the Author

Susan Albers, PsyD, is a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. After obtaining masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Denver, Albers completed an internship at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She conducts mindful eating workshops across the United States and internationally. Albers is author of 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food; Eating Mindfully; Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful; and Mindful Eating 101. Her work has been featured in many media publications including O, the Oprah Magazine; Vanity Fair; and The Wall Street Journal, and she blogs for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Albers has been a featured expert on many television shows, including Dr. Oz. A member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the National Eating Disorders Association, she enjoys blogging, jogging, watching the Sundance Channel, and traveling. Visit Susan Albers online at www.eatingmindfully.com.