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But I Deserve This Chocolate!: The Fifty Most Common Diet-Derailing Excuses and How to Outwit Them Paperback – September 1, 2011
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“In But I Deserve This Chocolate!, Susan Albers insightfully points out our fifty best diet-derailing excuses and shows one or two easy ways to tackle each excuse. The result is a punchy, inspiring book that is full of new ideas and practical tips for getting us past our most diet-destroying excuses. Fifty cheers!”
—Brian Wansink, PhD, professor at Cornell University, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, and author of Mindless Eating
“These tips can spur you toward success on your personal health journey by teaching you how to make your thoughts work for you.”
—Ashley Koff, RD, dietitian and author of Mom Energy
“Changing how we think about food, eating, our weight, and our bodies is a critical step in successfully overcoming struggles with eating and weight. But I Deserve This Chocolate! offers a wealth of practical exercises that can help end common thoughts that keep us stuck in such struggles. It’s a logical and easy-to-use addition to Susan Albers’ valuable series on mindful eating. We’re grateful to have this new resource for the women who come to us for help.”
—Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, director and owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat for healthy living without dieting
“With Albers’ newest book, we learn how mindful eating is like jumping into a chilly pool on a hot summer day: Dipping your toe in might feel uncomfortable, but once you dive in, you never want to leave. She compassionately guides, challenges, educates, and empowers readers. You think you deserve chocolate? You deserve this book.”
—Leslie Goldman, author of Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the ‘Perfect’ Body
“Giving the body what it needs is the foundation of self-care, whether your body needs nutrition, movement, sleep, relaxation, or even chocolate. When we meet these needs in a mindful way, we take away the power of the internal critic that can often derail our ability to find overall wellness. Susan Albers’ easy-to-understand mindfulness methods will fully engage readers who are interested in balanced, healthy eating.”
—Chevese Turner, CEO and founder, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
“Susan Albers has done it again! But I Deserve Chocolate! exposes private thoughts about food that commonly lead to self-destructive overeating behaviors. She then offers simple ways to change negative patterns and resume our personal journey to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. This book is a gift to anyone with food control issues and I highly recommend it!”
—Denise Lamothe, PsyD, HHD, clinical psychologist and author of The Taming of the Chew and The Appetite Connection
From the Publisher
Bestselling author and mindful eating expert Susan Alber presents But I Deserve This Chocolate!, a pocket guide to outsmarting the fifty most common diet-derailing excuses thaabotage weight loss and encourage mindless eating.
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Top Customer Reviews
The author takes each of the fifty excuses in this book and refutes them while also showing how to replace self-sabotaging thoughts with proactive ones that lead to success. The book begins with a chapter on mindful thinking which I found very helpful, especially the insights as to why we make excuses and are our own worst critics. Being aware of what is going on and what choices we are making helps us see the reality instead of resorting to the excuses. Albers writes, "...you do have the power to choose how you respond to whatever positive or negative thoughts happen to pop into your mind. It doesn't sound like a grand solution, but being conscious and mindfully aware of your thoughts can take you a long way."
The chapters addressing the excuses are short and can be read several at a time or one at a time as a daily focus. Each entry is followed by an "On Second Thought" section that prompts the reader to take action on something whether it be to create a discipline of reading the ingredients on a package, journaling prompts, suggestions for eliminating mindless eating in front of the t.v., etc. All are very helpful and practical.
I like this book and it is one I will keep on hand to review.Read more ›
This book provided something I really needed! Susan Albers lists 50 excuses for going ahead and indulging in whatever food it is that tempts you and then offers "Second Thoughts", about how to derail that excuse. She offers many technniques and counter thoughts to help a person resist the urge.
Albers bases her remedies on the concept of mindfulness. Being mindful, stepping back and taking a look at the excuse, and neutralizing it by re-framing it or approaching it in a mindful manner. For example the thought "I can't let it go to waste". She counters it with the second thought, waste or my waist? Whch is more important? My sister-in-law had a good thought about that, "It is better to waste food outside the body than inside it." When you think about it, eating too much is really wasting it inside your body, it certainly is not helping you.
I found this book to be very helpful and it is good for anyone who has problems with food cravings. -- Valerie Lull, Author, Ten Healthy Teas
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have started reading this book but have not gotten to far into. I needed something that was going to help with my eating habits and so far this book has some great ideas. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Edie
I bought this book and "50 Ways To Soothe Yourself Without Food" without realizing they were by the same author. The other book is much better. Read morePublished 9 months ago by B. Cooper
Susan Albers really hit home with this wonderful book. I related to way more of the 50 key points than I wish, but seeing my own thoughts there before me, well, it made it sink in. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Renae Pretty
As a continual dieter, I know what to do, I just lose motivation to do it. This book presents ideas on how to keep me on track when I sabotage myself. Read morePublished 13 months ago by E N
This book has been helpful in my weight loss. Very good book! Book was like new when it came and was happy with purchasePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sadly, very few books about combatting overeating tell you exactly what to do when everything in your universe is commanding you to eat mindlessly. This book does that. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lisa Bartlett
This book was brand new as described! It is a great read...make lots of sense...I think that I will be reading it over and over again just to keep me honest. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Annawee
It is good to find all excuses that one comes up to for not to eat healthy, and get them disproved in a convincing way. A nice supportive book on one's road towards a better self.Published on November 6, 2013 by Marelle