50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating

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 you’re 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, you’ll 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 you’re ready to stop using food as an emotional crutch, and start feeling healthy, happy, and truly fulfilled, this book offers fifty more ways!

Albers has done it again! In her sequel to the amazing 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, readers will be thrilled with this practical, easy-to-follow road map for ending emotional eating. She leads you on a journey to find comfort without calories. 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food is packed with creative, unique, healthy, and lasting alternatives to munching away your emotions.
Mark Hyman, MDDirector of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller: The Blood Sugar Solution
50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food is a fantastic resource for anyone who has struggled with emotional, mindless, or chaotic eating. Susan Albers provides a collection of practical, science-based, and tried-and-true strategies for breaking unhealthy cycles and cultivating mindfulness. Written in an authoritative but supportive and encouraging voice, Susan provides wisdom, and the ability to find calm and comfort, while simultaneously developing a nourishing, enjoyable, and balanced relationship with food.
Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSDNew York Times best-selling author, contributing nutrition editor for HEALTH magazine, and owner of Sass Consulting Services, Inc.

Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence (NYT Best Seller)

In this New York Times Best Selling book I present a groundbreaking three-step program for conquering emotional eating—a practical, prescriptive, proactive approach using Emotional Intelligence that will help you slim down, eat healthfully and mindfully, and keep the pounds off.

Introduced by the author of the bestselling The Hormone Cure, Sara Gottfried MD, Eat.Q. goes beyond traditional diet books to explore the link between emotions and eating, revealing how, when you increase your Emotional Intelligence, you naturally increase your ability to successfully manage your weight. Explaining the link between a high Eat.Q. and a good relationship with food, I guide you through the most common emotional barriers to healthy and mindful eating, and offers 25 tools and techniques you can use to tailor the plan to your individual needs.

Grounded in dozens of clinical studies that associate a low Emotional Intelligence with poor eating habits—including eating past fullness, eating when your angry or bored, and overeating favorite foods—Eat.Q. offers hope and help that works for anyone, no matter how many times they’ve tried to manage emotional eating in the past.

Susan Albers gets it: the key to achieving a long-term love affair with your body (and your food!) isn’t about fad diets or guilt trips to the scale. Susan’s game plan to turn the proven power of emotional intelligence into eating intelligence upgrades our relationship with food from the head down. Grab this book and dig in!
Daphne Oz

But I Deserve This Chocolate

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!, I take 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!

I found this book to be very helpful because she really did capture the majority of the diet excuses that run through my head and give me ways to work around it. I put it in practice immediately and have found that just eating mindfully as she describes and using her tips to work around my excuses have made a big difference already. I'm glad I found this book! I also started reading 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food from the same author, which has also been good so far.
This book is truly a godsend! it gets to the very root of the thinking that is often taking place before your behaviors. The advice is sound, is actionable, and is specific. What I love about Susan Albers's books is the content is fantastically balanced between being analytical and practice-oriented.
There are very minor restrictive undertones, particularly in the last section of the book, ``A day in the life of a mindful eater,`` that detract from the overal non-judgmental message of mindfulness. I suggest v2 be neutralized and include a section or two on eating unhealthy foods mindfully and without any long-term agenda (i.e. eating french fries mindfully simply to enjoy them). That said, fantastic read -- everyone should pick up a copy.
Lina S

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

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.

In this book I offer 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!

I've lost all the excess weight because of this book! The suggestions have saved me thousands and thousands of calories. It is a list of things to do instead of eat.
I used to think that I was a compulsive eater, but really, I didn't have any alternative behaviors to lean on in times of boredom, loneliness, or stress. The book taught me how important it is for my mental health to have hobbies, do puzzles, and play games. I used to think that those were frivolous and childish pastimes. Now I know it is a sign of a mature person who has positive coping skills. I have expanded the list to include what I really enjoy and what I can really get absorbed in. Computer Mahjong, the Rubix's Slide, clicker training my dogs, and blogging (I think blogging is suggested in the book). I'm so glad I read this book and put the suggestions into practice. I can't recommend this book enough. Also, if you are struggling with an addiction of any kind, I believe you would benefit from this book as well.
Tori Wolfe

Mindful Eating 101

In this book I bring my unique approach to college students, their parents, and college staff.

Using the principles of mindfulness, I presents a guide to healthy eating and self acceptance that will help readers navigate the weight obsessed, diet crazed, high pressured, fast food saturated college environment, establishing patterns of eating that will form the groundwork for a healthier life well beyond college.

More than a new diet book or collection of superficial self-affirmations, this book gets at issues such as the importance of making informed choices and the value of self acceptance and good health.

Eating Mindfully

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?

In our modern society, weight concerns, obesity rates, and obsession with appearance have changed the way we look at food—and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever snacked when you weren’t hungry, have used guilt as a guide for your eating habits, or have cut calories even when you felt hungry, you have experienced “mindless” eating firsthand. This mindless approach to food is dangerous, and can have serious health and emotional consequences. But if you’ve been mindlessly eating all your life, it can be difficult to make a change. When it comes down to it, you must take a whole new approach to eating—but where do you begin? Practicing mindful eating habits may be just the thing to make that important change. In fact, it might just be the answer you’ve been searching for all these years.

The breakthrough approaches in Eating Mindfully use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of cravings so they can eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. Ten years after the release of the first edition, this book continues to help thousands of readers change the way they approach mealtime. So what’s changed? For starters, there is a new section that focuses on the “occasional mindless eater.” This second edition emphasizes that mindful eating isn’t only for those on a diet or for those who have severely problematic eating habits—it’s for everyone. In addition, this new edition features over 50 new tips for eating mindfully. Inside, you will learn how to be more aware of what you eat, get to know your fullness and hunger cues, and how to savor and appreciate every bite. You will also learn how mindlessness corrupts the way you eat, and how it can manifest in a number of different eating problems. No matter where you are in your journey toward mindful eating, this book will be an invaluable resource, and you will gain insight into how mindfulness can provide you with the skills needed to control the way you eat—leading to a healthier, happier life.

Eat, Drink & Be Mindful

Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful is a new tool for dealing with the age-old problem of mindless overeating. The author currently uses this workbook with clients in her Mindful Eating Support Groups. The book is a collection of more than seventy worksheets she has created. The workbook is organized around the seven skills of mindful-eater-awareness: observing, being in-the-moment, acceptance, letting go, non-judgment, and mindfulness of the environment. Each worksheet is one to two pages. This concise, easy-to-use guide is great for introducing people to mindful eating. More advanced mindful eaters love the journal format. It is also a helpful tool for therapists to use with their clients.

Fans of Eating Mindfully, yo-yo dieters, dietitians, therapists, and doctors would be primary and secondary markets for this book. The workbook combines the ancient wisdom of mindfulness meditation techniques with cognitive behavior skills and cutting edge approaches to implementing and sustaining lasting change. In my first book I reveal how overeating or chaotic eating can be improved with mindful eating techniques.

This book was a required text for a mindful eating course I took in graduate school, and I have used it in practice many times since. It is a well-thought out resource that provides a helpful guide for therapists and individuals alike. Dr. Albers provides a clear description of mindful eating as well as specific strategies to improve one's relationship with food and eating. As a practitioner I find that the tools in this book are very helpful for clients with a variety of eating disorders. The activities throughout the book are practical and allow for quick application of the concepts presented. Great resource!
Nicole Beurkens
As a psychologist, I would certainly recommend this book to clients who have eating difficulties (or therapists who work with them). The workbook has a non-judgmental friendly tone that makes it easy to read. Dr. Albers includes several good assessments/checklists that can be used to pinpoint how you are struggling with mindless eating. The rest of the book contains many well thought-out exercises and practical suggestions to target different aspects of eating issues. I think this book can help to change your relationship with food.