But I Deserve This Chocolate
This title comes from bestselling author and mindful eating expert Susan Albers. So many people are motivated to lose weight, yet most will fail to maintain healthy eating and lifestyle habits or will succeed for a time, but eventually regain the weight they lose. Many more are diagnosed with diseases that can be easily controlled with diet and lifestyle changes that can be difficult to make. Pervasive, insistent thoughts such as I deserve this! and I'm buying these chips for the kids, not for 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. But I Deserve This Chocolate! targets the fifty most common self-sabotaging thoughts and habits. Each of the fifty chapters explains the mentality behind a particular excuse and offers readers a mindfulness exercise for rerouting the thought into a more positive mentality toward oneself and food. This pocket guide is ideal for readers who want to lose weight, those who simply want to eat more healthfully, or people who must maintain restricted diets due to allergies, diabetes, and other health issues.
‘A punchy, aspiring book that is full of practical tips for getting us past our diet-destroying excuses. Fifty cheers!’ - Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating ‘Giving the body what it needs is the foundation of self-care, whether your body needs nutrition, movement, sleep, relaxation, or even chocolate. When we meet these needs in a mindful way, we take away the power of the internal critic that can often derail our ability to find overall wellness. Susan Albers’ easy-to-understand mindfulness methods will fully engage readers who are interested in balanced, healthy eating.’ Chevese Turner, CEO and founder, Binge Eating Disorder Assoc. ‘These tips can spur you toward success on your personal health journey by teaching you how to make your thoughts work for you.’ - Ashley Koff, RD, dietitian and author of Mom Energy ‘… sheds the clear light of reason on mindful eating.’ - Patrick Fanning, coauthor of Mind and Emotions
Susan Albers, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. She graduated from the University of Denver. Albers is author of Eating Mindfully, Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful, Mindful Eating 101, and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself without Food. Her work has been quoted in O, the Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Self, and the Wall Street Journal. She conducts mindful eating workshops nationally and internationally.