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Eating mindfully : how to end mindless eating & enjoy a balanced relationship with food
Albers, Susan, 1974-
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2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2012]

Physical Description:
xvi, 290 pages ; 18 cm
"What would it be like to really savor your food? Instead of grabbing a quick snack on your way out the door or eating just to calm down at the end of a stressful day, isn't it about time you let yourself truly appreciate a satisfying, nourishing meal? The breakthrough approach in Eating Mindfully by Susan Albers has helped thousands of readers use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of cravings so they can eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. This new edition includes even more mindful eating practices and tips to help you stay present, slow down, and enjoy the foods you love most."--from cover, p. [4]

Learn to use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of your cravings, and you can stop eating when you feel full. Albers teaches you mindful eating practices and tips to help you stay present, slow down, and enjoy the foods you love most.
Introduction -- The four foundations of mindfulness -- What kind of mindless eater are you? -- Mindfulness of the mind -- Mindfulness of the body -- Mindfulness of feelings -- Mindfulness of thoughts -- Mindful eating motivations.
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Eating Mindfully was one of the first books to apply mindfulness techniques to eating. Since its publication, new research has emerged linking mindful eating with weight loss and an increased ability to manage emotional eating tendencies. Interest in mindful eating has skyrocketed, and thousands of readers have discovered how slowing down and enjoying food can transform the way they eat. This second edition of Eating Mindfully includes new tips and easy-to-use strategies for staying present when eating, savoring food, and controlling cravings. Author Susan Albers has added a new chapter highlighting recent studies on mindful eating and what mindful eating may mean for the national obesity crisis. This straightforward, entertaining guide offers a complete explanation of the four pillars of mindful eating, help for emotional eaters, and mindful eating tips readers can use during every meal, every day

Author Notes

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 of50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food;Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful;Mindful Eating 101, andBut I Deserve This Chocolate! Her work has been featured in many media publications includingO, theOprah Magazine;Shape;Prevention;Vanity Fair; and theWall Street Journal, and she blogs for theHuffington Post andPsychology Today. Albers has been a featured expert on many radio and television shows, includingDr. Oz and various programs on CNN and NPR.

A member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, she enjoys blogging, jogging, watching the Sundance Channel, and traveling. Visit Susan Albers online at

Foreword writerLilian Cheung, DSc, RD, is a lecturer and director of health promotion and communication in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a coinvestigator at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, cocreator of the school-based program,Eat Well & Keep Moving, and founder and editorial director of The Nutrition Source website, Cheung is also coauthor ofBe Healthy!It's a Girl Thing, andSavor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.