Discover the Intelligent Way to Lose Weight by Eating "Smart"

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New book "EAT.Q." employs emotional intelligence to end the cycle of dieting.

Defeat cravings and eat healthy by unlocking the weight-loss power of emotional intelligence.

"This book offers a clear voice of sanity in a world where attitudes toward eating are increasingly dominated by detox manifestos. Clinical psychologist Albers advocates flexible, mindful eating rather than restricting or eliminating certain foods…..Readers will be empowered by this eating strategy, which emphasizes listening to yourself rather than following rules." – Publishers Weekly

EAT.Q.: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence by Susan Albers, Psy.D.

For the millions of Americans who understand what they need to do to lose weight, yet find themselves on an endless loop of weight-gain and dieting, there is a proven-effective solution to breaking the cycle.

Dr. Susan Albers, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, has discovered that the key to weight loss is not physical exercise, calorie counting, or sheer willpower—it’s emotional intelligence. A psychologist specializing in emotional eating, Dr. Albers has seen first-hand the link between challenges with expressing and managing feelings and struggles with weight. Impulse control, flexibility, the ability to manage stress, and empathy are the key predictors of one’s ability to make necessary changes that will help them lose weight successfully over the long-term, says Dr. Albers.

In her new book, EAT. Q.: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence (HarperOne; Hardcover; October 2013; Foreword by Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of the New York Times bestseller, The Hormone Cure) Dr. Albers reveals how to develop skills to overcome the emotional barriers to weight loss. Whereas developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) has helped millions successfully navigate interpersonal relationships, the workplace and parenting, EAT. Q. reveals how to utilize these skills to improve our relationship with food and eliminate the persistent barriers to weight loss success.

The EAT. Q. plan reveals how to:

  • Discover your Eat.Q. and successfully manage the relationship between your feelings and food.
  • Increase your Eat.Q. to eat better, drop excess pounds, and settle at a healthy weight long term.
  • Employ 25 Eat. Q tools to help conquer cravings and make smart food decisions..

EAT.Q. is a revolutionary approach to losing and managing weight that will put the brakes on the diet rollercoaster for good, and show readers how to change their relationship with food--for good.

About the Author:

Susan Albers Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center specializing in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness. After obtaining a master’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Denver, Dr. Albers completed an APA internship at the University of Notre Dame and a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. More at

Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence

By Susan Albers, Psy.D.
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
On sale: October 8, 2013 / $26.99 Hardcover / ISBN: 9780062222763
Also available as an eBook

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