Comfort Cravings

How to soothe yourself without food—and how to eat healthfully and mindfully

10 Simple Ways to Relax and De-Stress (Without Eating!)

Need a new way to relax, chill-out and de-stress? Here are 10 easy ways

Here is the simplest STRESS TEST I know. Do you feel like this?

If you raised your hand and said, "yes," keep reading!

The Good News: Smart, successful people work hard every single day. They put 110 percent into their work. The result? They are super-stars at the office/on the job.  Quickly, they begin to accumulate more and more responsibility which can become overwhelming.

The Dilemma: Super-dedicated workers are the same people who feel that they are at the bottom of their own "to-do" list. The home-life balance becomes difficult and you can begin to feel like a stretched rubberband.

Research Says? According to a 2012 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who work hard and feel burned out at work are at high risk for overeating, weight-gain and emotional eating.

What do you do when you don’t have time to relax or go on vacation AND you want to eat healthier, lose weight and stop emotional eating?

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Dr. Susan Albers is a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of 5 books on mindful eating, weight loss and comfort eating including Eating Mindfully and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. Her newest book is EatQ: Unlock the Weight Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence. She frequently appears in Shape Magazine, Fitness, Cooking Light, US News and World Report, the New York Times and she has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show.

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Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness. 


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