You can count calories, measure carbohydrates and exercise for hours at the gym. But clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Albers contends that the true key to weight loss lies in emotional intelligence. And she's authored a new book that provides help for those struggling with emotional eating and stress eating: "Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence" (click to order).
Dr. Albers says that by boosting your Emotional Intelligence, you raise your skills in managing your weight loss. She explains how to use mindful eating to customize a diet that addresses your own reasons for eating, from nibbling when you're bored to binging when you're angry.
If you try to use food for reasons other than eating, you'll acquire the tools for changing how you handle different situations. Dr. Albers builds upon techniques revealed in one of her previous books: "50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food" (click to order).
We live in an era of fast food - and fast eating. For those who gobble down meals and snacks without really tasting them, Dr. Albers provides a way to slow down and experience the joys of eating mindfully. As in her book "Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food," she emphasizes that you have the power to take charge of your habits and health. You'll learn just what your Eat.Q. involves and how to lose weight in a way that boosts your health and your happiness.