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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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There are very minor restrictive undertones, particularly in the last section of the book, "A day in the life of a mindful eater," that detract from the overal non-judgmental message of mindfulness. I suggest v2 be neutralized and include a section or two on eating unhealthy foods mindfully and without any long-term agenda (i.e. eating french fries mindfully simply to enjoy them). That said, fantastic read -- everyone should pick up a copy.
I read another book by the author, and this one is much more concise.