Eating Mindfully for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Make Healthy Choices, End Emotional Eating, and Feel Great

Eating Mindfully for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Make Healthy Choices, End Emotional Eating, and Feel Great

by Susan Albers

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Overview

Eating Mindfully for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Make Healthy Choices, End Emotional Eating, and Feel Great by Susan Albers

Turn mindless eating habits into mindful eating habits! In this breakthrough workbook, Susan Albers—author of Eating Mindfully and the New York Times bestseller, Eat Q—offers powerful mindfulness-based activities and skills to help you stop overeating.

Do you zone out while eating? You’re not alone! It’s easy to polish off a bag of chips or a giant bowl of popcorn while marathon-streaming your favorite TV show. And while indulging here and there certainly won’t hurt you, mindless eating can become a harmful habit in the long run—leading to obesity, health problems, and negative body image. So, how can you start making healthier food choices?

Using the same highly effective approach as the breakthrough book Eating Mindfully, The Eating Mindfully Workbook for Teens will show you how to deal with the day-to-day challenges of making healthy decisions about food. Instead of resorting to fad diets, you’ll learn how to avoid overeating in the first place, be more aware of your body, and really enjoy meals—instead of just popping food in your mouth without thinking.

It’s not easy to make smart food choices in our fast-paced, fast food culture. This workbook can help guide you, one bite at a time.

Teens need mental health resources more than ever. With over 1.2 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books for teens are engaging, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684030033
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 498,885
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Susan Albers, PsyD, is a New York Times bestselling author and licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic specializing in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. She graduated from the University of Denver, completed an internship at the University of Notre Dame, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her work has been quoted in O, The Oprah Magazine; Family Circle; Self; and The Wall Street Journal, and she conducts mindful eating workshops internationally. She was a guest expert on TheToday Show and The Dr. Oz Show. Visit Albers online at www.eatingmindfully.com.

Table of Contents

Letter To Reader vii

Letter To Parents and Clinicians xi

What Is Mindfulness? 1

What Is Mindful Eating Versus Mindless Eating Versus Dieting? 3

The Benefits Of Mindful Eating 5

How To Find Additional Resources 8

About The Author 9

Section 1 Mindful Eating

Activity 1 How To Get Started Being More Mindful Today 12

Activity 2 The Secret To Enjoying Food-Without Guilt 16

Activity 3 Breaking Mindless Eating Habits 21

Activity 4 Putting The Brakes On Speed Eating 27

Activity 5 How To Not Turn Into A Raisin 32

Activity 6 Figuring Out Just The Right Amount To Eat 36

Activity 7 How Hungry Am I? 40

Activity 8 How To Manage Your Appetite While You Sleep 44

Activity 9 Stop One Of The Biggest Triggers Of Overeating 48

Activity 10 What To Be Mindful Of In Nutrition Labels 52

Activity 11 Mindful Snacking 57

Section 2 Mood

Activity 12 Identify Emotional Eating Versus Physical Hunger 62

Activity 13 Cope With Your Cravings 68

Activity 14 Stress Relief To Prevent Comfort Eating 73

Activity 15 Ways To Boost Your Energy (Without Caffeine) 79

Activity 16 Boost Your Mood With Food 85

Activity 17 Creating A Self-Talk Shield 90

Activity 18 Coping With Food Pushers 96

Section 3 Mindset

Activity 19 How To Build Self-Confidence 104

Activity 20 Stop The Number One Source Of Unhappiness 108

Activity 21 What To Do When You Feel Fat 112

Activity 22 Do This One Thing Before You Eat 116

Activity 23 Practice Mindful Movement 120

Activity 24 Foods That Help You Focus 123

Section 4 Motivation

Activity 25 Mantras And Daily Motivators 130

Activity 26 Coping With Stuck Thinking 134

Activity 27 Coping With Perfectionism 139

Summary 145

The Mindful Eating Pledge 147

Notes 149

Additional Resources 151

Interviews


Albers resides in Wooster, OH.

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