50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring us comfort when we need it most. It's no wonder experts estimate that 75 percent of overeating is triggered by our emotions, not physical hunger. The good news is you can instead soothe yourself through dozens of mindful activities that are healthy for both body and mind. Susan Albers, au Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring us comfort when we need it mos...

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Title:50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food
Author:Susan Albers
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:50 Ways To Soothe Yourself Without Food
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:212 pages pages

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food Reviews

  • maria
    Sep 10, 2014

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

  • Alex
    Jan 10, 2016

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

  • Retno
    Dec 27, 2011

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...

    For me, a great "reminder" book! Some of the ideas in the book, you go, "why didn't I think of that?" or you are familiar with the process, but just didn't think about utilizing it for a way to soothe yourself without food! Great handy little book to take with you if necessary. Will de...

    If you've read other books on this topic or stress-relief, most likely this won't contain new information. But, it has some helpful techniques and ideas, and is a pretty quick read. A lot of these ideas are kind of stop-gap methods, but keeping mindful, as the author recommends, makes ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of suggestions for ways to comfort yourself when you get emotional, whether you are an emotional eater or not. I thought these tips would also be good ways to just relax in general. I also liked how the tips were varied enough that everyone shou...

    Tertarik untuk pinjam ketika bukunya baru masuk koleksi perpus. Bukunya sangat praktis, diperuntukkan untuk emotional eater. Berbagai cara dan tips diberikan buku ini, terutama yang berkaitan dengan mindfulness (pengenalan diri) seperti yoga, meditasi dll. Salah satu tips yang diberik...

  • Nikki
    May 05, 2010

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

  • Casey
    Dec 23, 2009

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...

    For me, a great "reminder" book! Some of the ideas in the book, you go, "why didn't I think of that?" or you are familiar with the process, but just didn't think about utilizing it for a way to soothe yourself without food! Great handy little book to take with you if necessary. Will de...

    If you've read other books on this topic or stress-relief, most likely this won't contain new information. But, it has some helpful techniques and ideas, and is a pretty quick read. A lot of these ideas are kind of stop-gap methods, but keeping mindful, as the author recommends, makes ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of suggestions for ways to comfort yourself when you get emotional, whether you are an emotional eater or not. I thought these tips would also be good ways to just relax in general. I also liked how the tips were varied enough that everyone shou...

  • Abbey
    Oct 22, 2014

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

  • Anna
    Jul 07, 2010

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

  • Reeny
    Feb 12, 2013

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...

    For me, a great "reminder" book! Some of the ideas in the book, you go, "why didn't I think of that?" or you are familiar with the process, but just didn't think about utilizing it for a way to soothe yourself without food! Great handy little book to take with you if necessary. Will de...

    If you've read other books on this topic or stress-relief, most likely this won't contain new information. But, it has some helpful techniques and ideas, and is a pretty quick read. A lot of these ideas are kind of stop-gap methods, but keeping mindful, as the author recommends, makes ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of suggestions for ways to comfort yourself when you get emotional, whether you are an emotional eater or not. I thought these tips would also be good ways to just relax in general. I also liked how the tips were varied enough that everyone shou...

    Tertarik untuk pinjam ketika bukunya baru masuk koleksi perpus. Bukunya sangat praktis, diperuntukkan untuk emotional eater. Berbagai cara dan tips diberikan buku ini, terutama yang berkaitan dengan mindfulness (pengenalan diri) seperti yoga, meditasi dll. Salah satu tips yang diberik...

    I found many useful techniques throughout this book, not only for my emotional overeating, but also to help me de-stress and focus. I really like the Self-Soothing techniques. I will be giving a copy of this book away to a lucky commenter on my review at Guilty Pleasures. Use the li...

    I took a lot of notes from this book. I liked it as a quick read and thought that it was well organized. There are some new techniques I am eager to try, as well as some that I already use regularly. I suppose I will truly know how helpful this book is after I have time to implement th...

  • Unwisely
    May 05, 2011

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

  • Heather
    Aug 16, 2017

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

  • Natalie
    Oct 30, 2015

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

  • Marjorie Elwood
    Feb 18, 2010

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

  • Sarah Lee
    Jul 18, 2017

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

  • Tonya
    Jan 26, 2018

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Jan 26, 2012

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...

    For me, a great "reminder" book! Some of the ideas in the book, you go, "why didn't I think of that?" or you are familiar with the process, but just didn't think about utilizing it for a way to soothe yourself without food! Great handy little book to take with you if necessary. Will de...

    If you've read other books on this topic or stress-relief, most likely this won't contain new information. But, it has some helpful techniques and ideas, and is a pretty quick read. A lot of these ideas are kind of stop-gap methods, but keeping mindful, as the author recommends, makes ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of suggestions for ways to comfort yourself when you get emotional, whether you are an emotional eater or not. I thought these tips would also be good ways to just relax in general. I also liked how the tips were varied enough that everyone shou...

    Tertarik untuk pinjam ketika bukunya baru masuk koleksi perpus. Bukunya sangat praktis, diperuntukkan untuk emotional eater. Berbagai cara dan tips diberikan buku ini, terutama yang berkaitan dengan mindfulness (pengenalan diri) seperti yoga, meditasi dll. Salah satu tips yang diberik...

    I found many useful techniques throughout this book, not only for my emotional overeating, but also to help me de-stress and focus. I really like the Self-Soothing techniques. I will be giving a copy of this book away to a lucky commenter on my review at Guilty Pleasures. Use the li...

  • Kate  Maxwell
    Dec 04, 2015

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

  • Shannon
    Jan 07, 2018

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

  • Isla McKetta
    Mar 21, 2017

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

  • Alisa
    Sep 04, 2017

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

  • Deb
    Oct 07, 2013

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

  • Shellie
    Aug 17, 2015

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

  • Celia Juliano
    Sep 17, 2016

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...

    For me, a great "reminder" book! Some of the ideas in the book, you go, "why didn't I think of that?" or you are familiar with the process, but just didn't think about utilizing it for a way to soothe yourself without food! Great handy little book to take with you if necessary. Will de...

    If you've read other books on this topic or stress-relief, most likely this won't contain new information. But, it has some helpful techniques and ideas, and is a pretty quick read. A lot of these ideas are kind of stop-gap methods, but keeping mindful, as the author recommends, makes ...

  • Jodie
    Aug 17, 2017

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

  • Robbie Blair
    Apr 02, 2015

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

  • Suzanne
    Feb 19, 2018

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

  • Amy Vey
    Jun 23, 2015

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...

    For me, a great "reminder" book! Some of the ideas in the book, you go, "why didn't I think of that?" or you are familiar with the process, but just didn't think about utilizing it for a way to soothe yourself without food! Great handy little book to take with you if necessary. Will de...

  • Cecily Kyle
    Aug 21, 2017

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

  • Kendall
    Jun 16, 2014

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

  • Daciana Washburn
    May 26, 2016

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

  • LOL_BOOKS
    Aug 05, 2016

    The tips are pretty good, but I couldn't finish it because everytime I started reading it, I became hungry. Apparently, I really need the book.... ...

    Try watching a movie instead of eating a snack? Who the heck thinks that would work. I mean really, when I watch a movie, the first thing I think is... Hrmm, Popcorn or Ice Cream? ...

    **Soothe yourself** Although this book is called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food,? it could alternatively be called ?50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Doing-Things-That-You-Later-Regret.? OK, so maybe that alternative title is a little clunky, but the point is that t...

    This book's discussion of emotional eating stemming from a desire to distract or numb out difficult emotions made a great deal of sense. However, most of its suggestions failed to address these root issues. While the 50 suggestions ranged from substantive to superficial, far more fell ...

    Outstanding self help book. Even though it's geared towards emotional eaters, the tips in the book can be applied any time you're feeling stressed/overwhelmed/distracted/unfocused. Albers concentrates on mindfulness (which she defines "as being keenly aware of what you are feeling and ...

    This book introduced me to mindful eating, which I'm in desperate need of right now going through a break up and wanting to turn to food to make me feel better. There are some great tips in this book that I will be using but a good portion of the tips are not creative and wouldn't work...

    This book is really great. It tells me to do all the things I already love to avoid stress and boredom eating: Sleeping, yoga, taking baths, playing games. The best part is that the author is a psychologist and fitness coach, so she knows what the fuck she's talking about. She breaks t...

    Okay book. I was looking for something to work on personal development and help keep my mind right in my current fitness journey, and well there is quite a bit of methods of soothing I have learned over the years and my time in therapy. A lot of these things can work but sometimes it's...

    I found this to be very informative... what wasn't exactly what I wanted... lots of great advice and information... i was looking for ways to pamper yourself and love yourself without food. lots of great techniques... but there was so much information it kind of stressed me out a littl...

    This book had a lot of good idea, some were new to me some are ones I already knew. And some were just totally unrealistic to me, but maybe they work for others? (Find quiet and try to relax in a bathroom stall...never going to happen for me!) Though these are good ideas for those tryi...

    I was expecting just a bullet-pointed list of things to do like knitting. this book was a little bit more with the explanation of how these things are helpful. Some of the suggestions are outdated and not everything is going to work for everyone but I did find some of the tips helpful ...

    A quick but wonderful read filled with practical ideas to soothe every variety of emotional eater. I used the book to create index cards with bulleted lists of self-soothing techniques. These index cards will surely be useful as I explore new ways to nurture and comfort my mind, body, ...

    A great resource book for those suffering with food and weight concerns. I often use many of the exercises with psychotherapy clients. ...

    What I learned was that I just like food and want to eat it. ...

    Useful and interesting - ways to combat mindless eating, emotional eating, overeating of any cause. ...

    More helpful than the workbook, I enjoyed some of the meditations in this but found some of the "soothe yourself with shopping" and other slippery slope advice less than useful. I don't know if this has been revised, but the mentions of YouTube and social media sites as though they wer...

    Being a health coach, I look for books that I could recommend to my clients. This is definitely a book that I will want to not only keep on my shelf, but to also recommend to those who might use food to sooth one's self, or are emotional eaters. It is by no means a way to deal with sev...

    Quick and handy book. Fast listen on audio but I wish I would have bought the physical copy to capture all the techniques for reference. The table of contents list doesn?t do them justice. Points out there are two reasons we eat to soothe ourselves, calm down, numb out, prolong, and ...

    I can't say that I learned much from this book but it was still inspiring. Basically when you are eating your feelings you have three choices, 1. get fat, 2. distraction, or 3. mindful awareness. This book takes care of the second two giving ideas to distract yourself and ways to think...

    Mindfulness. In the mental health field I hear this word all of the time. Paying attention to your body, the cues and signals it's sending. I also hear the words "self-soothe" and "coping skills" on daily basis. So, when I start gnoshing to zone out after work, I realize, "Snacking is ...

    You know that image of the women sitting on the couch with her feet propped up, munching on potato chips and chocolate, watching a workout VHS without making any effort to mimic the exercises being demonstrated? That was how I felt while reading this book. Arguably, most of the sugg...

    I put this on the hold after reading some review of it, so when it showed up I was surprised at how small it is. So it was a pretty quick read. It's a good scattershot of exactly what it says - it's very something for everyone. Which...there were things in there that I thought would be...

    I may rate this as more of a 3.5 but she gave a lot of great ideas - many that just reinforced what I already knew. Maybe I'll up the rating to a 4 if I continue to think about it and actually apply some of these things. It did help me to feel that I had control over these situations (...

    SPEAKING OF BEING A FATTY, DOES ANY MEMER HAVE ANY RECS FOR BOOKS THAT HELP YOU WITH WITH BINGING? IDT I HAVE A FULL BLOWN ED AND I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CURB MY BINGING A LITTLE, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS OFTEN. INO LOL THERAPY WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL, BUT I'M LOL POOR. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE...