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Dr. Susan Albers
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Susan Albers, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness. She is the 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 O, the Oprah Magazine, Health, Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Natural Health and The Wall Street Journal, and on The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Albers is also an AOL Diet & Fitness Coach.

Dr. Albers has researched and worked with a number of individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image and self-esteem issues. In addition to eating issues, she has experience treating mood problems, relationship issues and sexual concerns. Dr. Albers has been part of several multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment teams. Also, she is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and the American Psychological Association, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and National Eating Disorders Association.

Susan’s website is www.eatingmindfully.com.

Entries by Dr. Susan Albers

5 Ways to Be the Most Mindful Version of You

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 5:51 PM

It's likely that you've heard the phrase, "Be the best version of you." This is good advice. Recently, I've been using a new phrase with my clients. Instead, of the "best" version, I encourage them to be the "most mindful" version of themselves. The word "best" can apply some internal...

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How to Leave the Last Bite: Sneaky Food Experiment #3

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 3:54 PM

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Do you have trouble leaving that last bite of food when you are finished? Most of us do.

Welcome to the next chapter of my sneaky food experiments. The latest experiment takes place in Beijing, China while celebrating a...

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How to Mindfully Eat a Scorpion

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:50 PM

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Would you like to try a fried scorpion on a stick? Take a moment and explore your initial gut reaction? Did you say to yourself, "Hum sounds interesting," or "No way!"

I recently went to China to celebrate a friend's...

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5 Creative Ways to Cope With Food Cravings

(11) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 9:15 AM

I recently spoke with Elisa Zied, dietitian and author of the new book, Younger Next Week, about food cravings. We all have them and they can be such a struggle! Here are five psychological ways to deal with even the most intense cravings.

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40 Brave Acts of Health and Wellness

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 2:51 PM

What does it mean to be brave? I've been thinking a lot about this question this week after my friend Jane emailed me to tell me her resolution for the new year. This year Jane intends to do 40 brave acts. Why 40? Her 40th birthday is in December. When...

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5 Effective, Tactful Ways to Say 'No!' to Overeating

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 1:56 PM

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Picture this. You are at a holiday party. A relative pushes a humungous piece of pie topped with whipped cream into your hands and says, "Have another piece, it's a holiday after all. You can afford to eat more."

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Sneaky Food Experiments, Part II: Do You Want Fries With That?

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 2:24 PM

Did you hear that McDonalds is going to make a big change soon? They intend to stop asking, "Do you want fries with that?" and start saying, "Do you want fries, a salad, fruit, or a vegetable with that?" Will this statement make a monumental difference in how...

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The French M&M's Experiment

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 6:13 PM

Picture this: You and 15 of your closest friends in a château in the Champaign region of France for one week. This was lucky enough to be me just a few weeks ago, celebrating the 40th birthday of one of my dear friends. When I got the invitation, I will...

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4 Emotional Intelligence Tips to Use at Work (And in the Kitchen!)

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 10:38 AM

I recently read an article about Nick Woodman, creator of GoPro, in Bloomberg and Forbes magazine. I am a intrigued by Nick and other entrepreneurs just like him. Around 2002, Nick's first two companies went belly up. Today, he is a billionaire (estimated to be 1.3...

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1 Simple Way to Cope With Chocolate Cravings

(7) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 3:09 PM

Here is a quiz for chocolate lovers. Which type of chocolate might help you cope more effectively with cravings -- M&Ms or Hershey's Kisses? If you picked the Kisses, you would be correct. In a recent study, researchers examined how many chocolates people ate when the chocolates were...

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Four Fabulous Lessons on Eating from Julia Child

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 6:44 PM

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. -- Julia Child

As I wandered around a bookstore waiting for a flight to Paris for work, I couldn't believe my good fortune in discovering the biography of Julia Child entitled, Dearie, by Bob...

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Steps Toward Mindful Eating?

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 4:33 AM

Thank you, Gwyneth, for making it fashionable to stop dieting and start eating mindfully! According to an article in the London Telegraph, she announced about dieting, "Can't do it -- maybe later in the year, maybe in the spring. For now, I would like to continue with my...

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5 Fascinating Emotional Eating Studies From 2012

(5) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 1:50 PM

This year we got a little closer to understanding why we turn to ice cream and chocolate whenever we get stressed out, crabby or overly emotional. Yes, we still have a lot to learn. Our emotions and eating behavior are incredibly complex. This blog looks back at what new clinical...

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Mindful of Mindless Eating

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 10:15 AM

At a holiday party, a relative recently took a bite of pecan pie, looked at me slyly and said, "I'm very mindful of every bite and I'm going to eat it anyway." Her point? Being mindful of your behavior isn't always going to stop you from eating something you want.

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Experiencing Election Season Emotional Eating?

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 10:38 AM

Over the past few weeks, more than one of my clients has mentioned a recent and unexpected trigger of emotional eating -- the presidential campaign. I've coined the phrase ESEE -- "election season emotional eating." I noticed a similar phenomenon four years ago. It's no surprise that the presidential campaigns...

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50 Shades of Mindful Eating

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 3:14 PM

I confess that I have not read the summer's most talked-about erotic work of fiction, 50 Shades of Grey. Regardless, the book has repeatedly popped up in conversations with clients, friends, and colleagues many times over the past few weeks.

In general, the discussion dances around the complex and intricate...

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The Big Cup Controversy

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 2:50 PM

I have some of the best conversations in cabs. Today, it was with Charlotte driver Michael Barnes. When I told him I was on my way to a TV show, Charlotte Today, to talk about mindful eating, he immediately brought up the topic that many people are furiously chatting, tweeting...

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NuVal: A New Program to Help You Choose Healthier Foods

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 11:05 AM

The Food for Your Whole Life Health Symposium in New York City took place this week. It included a fantastic lineup of health professionals including Dr. Oz; Dr. Roizen; Keri Gans, RD; Dr. Walter Willet; Dr. Victoria Maizes; Dr. Wendy Brazillian; Dr. David Katz, and more. From start to finish,...

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A Mindful Eating Marathon: You Are Invited!

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 4:09 PM

If you want to win something, run the 100m. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. -- Emil Zatopek

Welcome to the Mindful Eating Marathon. Starting May 1, you are invited to join this challenge: to be mindful for 26 days of everything you consume -- snacks,...

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The New Scoop on Calories From Two Eating Experts

(5) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 4:15 PM

It is my pleasure to introduce you to new books recently published by two fascinating, well-respected eating experts -- Barbara Rolls and Marion Nestle (coauthored by Malden Nesheim).

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The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, was written by Barbara Rolls...

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