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Susan Albers

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

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

What creates so much internal pressure that it is uncomfortable to leave food behind? For some of us, it's the concept of waste. Several friends gave examples of parents who applied guilt by reminding them that there were hungry children in the world.

How To Cope With Food Cravings

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

A new study suggests that a short bout of exercise can reduce chocolate cravings. Exercise has so many health benefits, so when you get a craving, especially when you're not hungry, a brisk walk may be all you need to let it pass.

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

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

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." How do you respond when you are really not hungry? Try these tips:

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

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Will offering people the option of a salad or vegetables reduce French fry consumption? It's likely that it may have a small impact. In part, the power of suggestion is pretty powerful.

The French M&M's Experiment

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

In a nutshell, this experiment was all about location, location, location. Would these "subjects" eat more M&M's based entirely on where the M&M's were located in the chateau?

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

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Finding someone who can share their tales of resilience can give you an emotional boost. Wise words of advice and comfort can go a long way in helping you pick up the pieces and give it another try.

Four Fabulous Lessons on Eating from Julia Child

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

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 Spitz.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Steps Toward Mindful Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is about being more aware of how much and what you are eating. It is also breaking out of mindless habits. It's a way of eating that you can incorporate into your life for the long run.

Mindful of Mindless Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The moment you become aware that you are eating mindlessly, it's hard not to "see" it anymore. When you sit on the coach robotically eating chips or at a bar popping peanuts into your mouth, you recognize the behavior right away. This little inner voice speaks up and says, "Hey, I am mindlessly eating right now!"

Experiencing Election Season Emotional Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

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."

50 Shades of Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Eating mindfully is a shade of grey, not a black or white extreme of overeating or dieting/restriction. When you are eating mindfully, my clients, readers and friends find that they naturally ramp up the pleasure and minimize the pain.

NuVal: A New Program to Help You Choose Healthier Foods

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

How can we improve the quality of food without increasing the cost? On a surface level, this seems very tricky and complicated.

A Mindful Eating Marathon: You Are Invited!

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

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 Marat...

The New Scoop on Calories From Two Eating Experts

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

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

Learning About Binge Eating Disorder

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

We help women overcome binge eating by understanding how to feed themselves well, the reasons they use food for comfort, and how to make choices in the moment that will short-circuit the binge and emotional overeating cycle.

The Now Effect: A Must-Read New Book on Mindfulness

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

It is my pleasure to introduce you to an excellent new book on mindfulness entitled,\ The Now Effect.

The Oscars of Eating: 12 Superstars

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you love watching the Oscars? In honor of award season, I'd like to give 12 awards for the best, research, tools and media on healthy eating and body image.

The Surprising Benefits Of Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Intuitively, it makes sense that mindful eating is helpful to overeaters. So how does it also help people who have other problematic eating habits?

10 Psychological Tricks for Eating Girl Scout Cookies Mindfully

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

It's that time of year again for some of the best cookies on earth. How can you resist buying a box (or five) from your favorite schoolgirl? Let's face it. Those little cookies are hard to eat mindfully.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Paula Deen and Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Talking about food and health touches us deeply. If Paula Deen's story caught your interest or bothered you, take a minute to pause and ask yourself why.

Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.04.2012 | College
Dr. Susan Albers

A recent study from Ohio State reconfirms that the freshman fifteen may actually be a "myth." Can you hear a collective sigh of relief from students all over the country?

How Long Does Chocolate Make You Feel Good?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

Ever have a stressful day and think to yourself, "A piece of chocolate would make me feel better"? In part, you may be onto something. Chocolate makes us feel good -- temporarily.

A Radically New Way to Enjoy Chocolate

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

Can you eat chocolate while you are losing or managing your weight? Yes! Would life be any fun without chocolate? No! My goal is to teach you the ins and outs of how to eat chocolate mindfully.

A Snack to Help Reduce Comfort Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

In my opinion, hummus is the new peanut butter. You can put it on anything to give it more flavor and substance -- crackers, sandwiches, veggies, chips etc.

The Pistachio Effect

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 09.21.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

The next time you have a craving for nuts it may be worth taking a scoop of pistachios in their shells. It's nice when a snack food can help you to naturally and easily eat more mindfully.