iOS app Android app

Dr. Susan Albers
Susan Albers, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and New York Times Bestselling author. Her new book, 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food has just been released on Dec 1, 2015. She 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 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

Entries by Dr. Susan Albers

Creative Mindful Eating Tips for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 11:40 AM

It's not easy to eat mindfully during the holidays! The good news is that it is possible. Here are a few simple psychological tips that can help you avoid overeating while still mindfully eating the foods you love.

1) Take a complete tour of the buffet: According to

Read Post

5 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Emotional Eating

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 10:06 AM

Scientists and psychologists continue to unravel the mystery behind why people emotionally eat despite very good intentions to avoid it. We all know that just a few moments after digging into a bowl of Rocky Road ice cream to calm and soothe your nerves inevitably leads to regret. So why...

Read Post

Are You an Adventurous Eater?

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 6:18 PM


See one of my favorite pictures from my group trip to China last year. Check out this menu. There are over 240 food options! Some items were familiar like chicken curry and others were wildly different than our typical American diet like fried...

Read Post

Emotional vs. Physical Hunger: 4 Ways to Tell the Difference

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 1:08 PM


It's not easy to know the difference between physical and emotional hunger. When you have a craving for something sweet and gooey like a chocolate chip cookie or a cinnamon roll, it could be:

A) Your stomach's way of gently reminding you...

Read Post

Bored, Blue or Blah? 4 Ways to Cope

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 6:28 PM

Do you munch when you are bored? Most of us do! Here are some easy, scientifically researched ideas on how to beat boredom eating.

1. Scenery Switcheroo: In an interesting (and somewhat disturbing!) 2015 study in the journal of Appetite found that people eat just to break up...

Read Post

Valentine's Day Chocolate: Love it or Leave it?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 10:28 AM

By: Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN and Susan Albers PsyD

For weight worriers the world over, Valentines Day is one that's both anticipated and dreaded. Do either of these statements describe your feelings about this day of chocolate celebration?

"It's Valentine's Day. That means I can have chocolate!"...

Read Post

What Happens Next? When Your New Year's Diet Isn't Working

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:32 PM

By Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN and Susan Albers, psychologist and author of the New York Times Bestseller, EatQ

It's the third week in January. How is that New Year's resolution to lose weight working for you?

If you're like most people, your resolve is waning. And it's probably because...

Read Post

9 Expert Tips for Eating Halloween Candy Mindfully

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Many of my clients ask this time of the year how to cope with bags full of candy hanging around the house calling their name. Yes, it's hard to eat those little snack-size bites of candy mindfully! The good news is that it is possible. I interviewed a few experts...

Read Post

Best Mid-Morning Snack to Keep You Satisfied and Energized

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 2:20 PM


Do you need a recommendation for a mid-morning snack that will keep you satisfied until lunch? You work hard and need something to keep your energy up!

If so, this recent study in the European Journal of Nutrition (2014) may...

Read Post

5 Ways to Be the Most Mindful Version of You

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 6:51 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...

Read Post

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

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 4:54 PM


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...

Read Post

How to Mindfully Eat a Scorpion

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 4:50 PM


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...

Read Post

5 Creative Ways to Cope With Food Cravings

(11) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 10:15 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.

Read Post

40 Brave Acts of Health and Wellness

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

Read Post

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

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 2:56 PM


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."

Read Post

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

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 3:24 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...

Read Post

The French M&M's Experiment

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 7:13 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...

Read Post

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

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 11:38 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...

Read Post

1 Simple Way to Cope With Chocolate Cravings

(7) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 4:09 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...

Read Post

Four Fabulous Lessons on Eating from Julia Child

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 7:44 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...

Read Post