50 Ways To Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers

50 Ways To Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers

Author: Susan Albers
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Food has a remarkable ability to provide temporary relief from stress and sadness, bring us happiness, and offer comfort when we most need it. Surprisingly, experts believe that 75 percent of overeating is actually triggered by our emotions rather than physical hunger. Fortunately, there are numerous mindful activities that can provide comfort for both your body and mind without relying on food.

Susan Albers, the author of “Eating Mindfully,” has now created a valuable resource called “50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food.” This book offers a wide range of mindfulness techniques and practices to help calm your body during times of stress and break free from using food as a way to cope with difficult emotions. Not only will you discover simple methods to soothe the urge to overeat, but you’ll also learn how to distinguish between emotionally-driven hunger and genuine physical hunger.

Next time you feel the craving to reach for a snack, try reaching for this book instead of the refrigerator. You’ll find that the alternatives provided are equally satisfying, allowing you to regain control over your eating habits and find healthier ways to comfort yourself.

Change “But” to “And” for Better Mental Health

Hello, my name is Dr. Susan Alvarez, a clinical psychologist and author of the bestselling book “The New York Times.” Today, I want to share a valuable tip from my latest article, “50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food.” This tip may seem simple, but when you become more aware of it, it has the power to transform your life.

Let’s examine how often we use the word “but” in our statements. Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I want to change my eating habits, but I’m too stressed right now” or “I like your relaxation techniques, but they won’t work for me”? We often use “but” as a way of saying “no” or rejecting ideas.

However, when we use “but,” we close ourselves off to new possibilities, hindering our progress in improving our eating habits and creating conflicts with others. So, here’s your challenge for today: be mindful of your use of “but,” and replace it with “and.”

Listen to the difference it makes: “I want to change my eating habits, and I’m really stressed out right now.” “I like your relaxation techniques, and I’m not sure if they’ll work for me.” “I could try mindful eating techniques, and I don’t feel I’m good at it.” This simple change in language opens up a more positive and receptive mindset.

The word “but” carries a harsh tone, but “and” is softer and more welcoming. Such a subtle change in tone can greatly impact how others perceive our words and how we perceive ourselves. It can be the difference between emotional eating and finding healthier ways to calm and soothe ourselves without relying on food.

So, the next time your mind says, “but I can’t change,” I want you to replace it with “yes, and this is something to consider.” To further help you calm your mind when it shuts down ideas, I’ve included a list of other phrases to use in my article.

Don’t forget to explore more tips from my newest publication, “50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food.” In this article, you’ll find numerous strategies to untangle your thoughts and discover alternative ways to relax and soothe yourself without turning to food. Remember always to eat, drink, and be mindful.

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