Each year, thousands of young men and women show up at college unprepared for many of the challenges and experiences they will encounter for the next four years of their lives. And while parents, friends and teachers will always have advice to offer on the dangers of drugs & alcohol, tips for good hygiene and better work habits, how to do laundry and the importance of quickly making friends with someone who has a car, one vital area is often overlooked.
In this book, Dr. Susan Albers brings her unique approach to college students, their parents, and college staff. Using the principles of mindfulness, Dr. Albers presents a guide to healthy eating and self acceptance that will help readers navigate the weight obsessed, diet-crazed, high pressured, fast-food-saturated college environment, establishing patterns of eating that will form the groundwork for a healthier life well beyond college.
The aim of this book is to help the reader empower herself to make mindful choices about what, when, where, and how to eat in order to avoid the dreaded "freshman fifteen" without falling into dangerous patterns that could lead to the development of an eating disorder. Written in a light, engaging style that should appeal to college students, parents, counselors and college staff alike, this book has the potential to help people change their eating habits for the better. More than a new diet book or collection of superficial self-affirmations, this book gets at issues such as the importance of making informed choices and the value of self acceptance and good health. --- from the publisher
About the Author
Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in counseling college students, and the author of Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food. She has been quoted in O, The Oprah Magazine and Self.
What people are saying!
— Jessica Weiner, author of Do I Look Fat in This? and A Very Hungry Girl What the students are saying "Mindful Eating 101 is an accessible guide to lifetime eating that speaks to our generation as it approaches eating holistically—through the mind and soul. This is not just another self-help book; it’s a work that truly wants to better women’s approaches to eating in college and forevermore."
"Mindful Eating 101 is the perfect resource for the incredibly difficult obstacle of learning to trust ourselves when it comes to a relationship with our bodies and food. I hope that this book becomes MANDATORY reading for anyone entering into that phase of their life."
— star of The Sopranos, author of Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss
-Kathleen Burns Kingsbury
"Written in an accessible and practical manner, readers learn life lessons about their relationship with food, their bodies, and their spirit that will last long after their final semester ends. Mindful Eating 101 should be required reading for students of all ages!"
— LMHC, co-author, Weight Wisdom: Affirmations to Free You from Food and Body Concerns
— Meg Lyons, Colgate University senior "Dr. Albers captures the everyday life of the average student in a funny and insightful way. The book is sort of self-help-meets-the-diet-world; it forces us to look at food and ‘mindful eating’ as part of the overall college experience, not merely as an accessory to it."