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Finding Medicine In Your Kitchen Cupboard

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

Sometimes, with my own clients, I prescribe a similar strategy for dealing with stress eating. There isn't a pill or a medication. Instead, there are certain foods that can help reduce emotional eating. Yes. It's ironic that food can prevent overeating.

"Does This Make Me Look Fat?" The Best Way to Respond

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Before you answer, think about this advice. Consider what she is really asking. Don't take this question literally.

Oprah's 'Ah Ha' Moment About Food and Weight

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

It's a good time to be an Oprah fan, particularly if you are a chronic dieter or someone who frets about your weight.

The Season Finale of the Price of Beauty

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

The self esteem of these L.A. girls had been severely damaged by the desire and need to be thin. It reconfirmed how often we measure our self worth in pounds not deeds.

Join Operation Beautiful

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The mission, according to www.operationbeautiful.org, is to "post anonymous notes in public places for other women to find."

Kevin Smith, Too Fat to Fly? Weightism or Safety Risk?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Albers

The question that seems unanswered by the news releases and blogs is whether this is a case of a real security risk, disrupting passenger comfort or a case of weightism?

Top 10 Reasons to Put Your Scale in the Trash

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

If you have a love-hate relationship with your scale, I highly recommend that you break up with your scale once and for all. Throw away your scale. Hide it. Tuck it into the back corner of your basement.

Getting Motivated to Eat Mindfully: 5 Tips

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you need motivation to start eating more mindfully but don't have the money to hire a trainer like Jillian Michaels? If so, don't worry. Watch t...

How Candy Can Turn You Into a Criminal or a CEO

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

According to a British study, kids who ate candy every day at age 10 were significantly more likely to be convicted of a crime at age 34. The Lesson: Should we ban candy? No.

Trick or Eat: Mindfully Eating Chocolate This Halloween

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

What is more frightening than ghosts and goblins during Halloween? For many people who are trying to eat healthier, walking into a grocery store brimming full of bags of little Halloween candy bars brings up a lot of fear.

Surviving Holiday Mindless Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Even people who work very hard at eating right can slip into mindless eating now and then. If you happen to make an "oops," here are some suggestions for dealing with the Mindless Eating Blues.

Fat Talk Free Week: Think More Like Oprah Less Like Chelsea Lately

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Imagine stepping in front of the mirror and instead of hearing critical comments about your weight or the "f" word immediately jumping into your head, you accept who you are.

Mindfully Eating an Apple: Help Yourself Feel Fuller

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Can an apple help you relearn satiety cues and eat more mindfully? It can be a step in the right direction.

A Week Without the "F" Word: 5 Ways to End Fat Talk

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Can you go a week without using the F word? If you're not sure, here is your chance to give it a try.

Eating Mindfully On Thanksgiving: Six Tips

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Would you rather eat mindfully this Thanksgiving instead of overeat? We often approach Thanksgiving with the misguided belief that eating large quantities of delicious food will give us a lot of pleasure.

The Benefit of Ralph Lauren's Blunder

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

Ralph Lauren has seen better days. This week his company has been blasted for allegedly firing a size 4 model for being "overweight" and photoshopping her into a grotesquely and impossibly thin woman.

Are You a Work of Art? The Secret to a Better Body Image

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

At times, we narrow in on one aspect of who we are and lose sight of the big picture.

Are You a Gastrosexual? Comfort Food, Cooking & Sex

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

A "gastrosexual" is a man who uses cooking as a way to seduce you. Many of us could tell a story or two about being wooed with the help of a little fettuccine and olive oil.