Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence

Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence

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by Susan Albers
     
 

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If you've ever asked yourself, "Why do I know how to eat healthier to lose weight but don't do it?" this is the perfect book for you.

Susan Albers, Psy.D., a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, has discovered that the key to successful weight loss is not physical exercise, calorie counting, or even willpower—it's

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If you've ever asked yourself, "Why do I know how to eat healthier to lose weight but don't do it?" this is the perfect book for you.

Susan Albers, Psy.D., a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, has discovered that the key to successful weight loss is not physical exercise, calorie counting, or even willpower—it's emotional intelligence (EI). EI includes the noncognitive aspects of intelligence, such as optimism, impulse control, empathy, and the ability to manage stress, which are predictors of future success—including the ability to lose weight and to keep it off long-term. (In contrast, lacking these skills can ignite nutritional neuroses, food phobias, and disordered eating that can cause cravings, binges, and weight gain.)

EI skills have traditionally been used to help people navigate their relationships with other people, but Dr. Albers has learned how to use them to help people strengthen their relationship with food. Even the smartest people can struggle with their emotional intelligence, which can keep us locked in a vicious cycle of dieting failure.

In Eat.Q., Dr. Albers uniquely and innovatively applies both self-help and business wisdom to weight loss for optimum success. You learn what your personal style is as it relates to your Eat.Q., and Albers helps you identify exactly what issues you have with eating. She discusses all different kinds of eating styles and explains each of the strategies, allowing you to customize her program to suit your total Eat.Q. profile—including your personal schedule, understanding what you eat and why, and how cravings, environment, and mood affect your relationship with food. She gives you specifics, teaching you how to refine your needs and desires to achieve better results.

Increase your Eat.Q. to eat better, drop excess pounds, and settle at a healthy weight for the long-term. It's a revolutionary new way of eating better and feeling great about your body that will release you from the craziness of yo-yo dieting once and for all.

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Editorial Reviews

Christiane Northrup
At last-a book on eating well that puts everything you need to know in one place. Brilliant!
Shirzad Chamine
Most dieters build elaborate castles on shifting sand. Dr. Albers shows you how to shore up a solid emotional and mental foundation to sustain a healthy diet for years to come. If you want your healthy eating plan to last, read Eat.Q.
Daphne Oz
“The key to achieving a long-term love affair with your body (and your food!) isn’t about fad diets or guilt trips to the scale. It’s about harnessing your emotions. Susan’s game plan to turn the proven power of emotional intelligence into eating intelligence means happier, healthier, smarter eating!”
-Lilian Cheung
“This book gives readers a roadmap to help them gain better understanding of why they eat what they eat.”
Elisha Goldstein
Susan Albers has done it again. EAT.Q is full of effective and practical tools that illuminate how we have the capacity, with our own awareness and hearts to have a wiser relationship to food and step into a life of greater nourishment, freedom and joy.
Publishers Weekly
09/02/2013
This book offers a clear voice of sanity in a world where attitudes toward eating are increasingly dominated by detox manifestos. Clinical psychologist Albers advocates flexible, mindful eating rather than restricting or eliminating certain foods. On a “gut level,” she explains, most people are aware that dieting doesn’t work in the long run, and they are right. “The more you restrict your diet, the more you obsess about food,” Albers notes. She cites studies that show how dieters’ behavior conforms to patterns of “restrained eating” followed by “overeating, guilt, and more overeating.” In diet mode, you “fight your cravings,” while under what she calls the Eat.Q. method, “you accept them.” Albers says that Eat.Q is a “synthesis of three concepts”: emotional eating, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence (“how well you understand your own and others’ feelings”). A primary tool of Eat.Q. is the “mindful pause,” when, before eating, you stop to assess your emotions and level of hunger. You can then calmly consider options, including nonfood alternatives like taking a walk, and make a rational decision. Breaking down this approach into accessible steps, Albers also weaves in patient histories and relevant clinical studies. Readers will be empowered by this eating strategy, which emphasizes listening to yourself rather than following rules. Agent: Celeste Fine, Sterling Lord. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062222770
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
310,340
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Susan Albers is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in weight loss, body image, and emotional eating. She graduated from the University of Denver and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Albers has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and NPR, and is frequently interviewed by Prevention; O, the Oprah Magazine; Family Circle; and The Wall Street Journal.

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Eat Q: Unlock the Weight Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone who has lost hope when it comes to their weight. I recently lost 15 pounds using an awesome dieting solution, but I have been in constant fear that I will gain all of that weight back. Eat Q is helping me get to the root cause of why I got fat in the beginning. This book is very motivational and chock-full of practical, easy to apply tools. I feel like I finally have the insight I need to overcome a lifetime of emotional eating once and for all! If you want to lose weight, buy The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution, it is a shameless plug, but who cares! It works! If you want to know why you are on this emotional roller coaster with your weight, buy this book. I highly recommend both books for anyone who has tried many things to lose weight and who is feeling like giving up.
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