In this book, Dr. Susan Albers, the author of "Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food", brings her unique approach to college students, their parents, and college staff. Using the principles of mindfulness outlined in her earlier book, Dr. Albers presents a guide to healthy eating and self acceptance that will help readers navigate the weight obsessed, diet crazed, high pressured, fast food saturated college environment, establishing patterns of eating that will form the groundwork for a healthier life well beyond college. The aim of this book is to help the reader empower herself to make mindful choices about what, when, where, and how to eat in order to avoid the dreaded "freshman fifteen" without falling into dangerous patterns that could lead to the development of an eating disorder. Written in a light, engaging style that should appeal to college students, parents, counselors and college staff alike, this book has the potential to help people change their eating habits for the better.
More than a new diet book or collection of superficial self-affirmations, this book gets at issues such as the importance of making informed choices and the value of self acceptance and good health.
Preface. The Mindful Eating Syllabus. Acknowledgments. Introduction: The Food Fight. Part I: Mindless Eating in College. Sex, Drugs and Rocky Road Ice Cream: Awareness and Mindful Eating. Mindful Eating vs. Mindless Eating. College Equals Mindless Eating? The Urban Legend of the Freshman Fifteen: Fact or Fiction? Your "Relationship" with Mindless Eating. The Body Image Blues. Supersizing: Sizing Up Your Self Esteem. Swallowing Feelings: Food and Emotion. Part II: Mindful Eating. Using the F-Word (Fat): Twelve "Body Language" Statements that Encourage Mindless Eating and Fear of Fat. Mindful Eating: Fifteen Ways to Eat More Mindfully in Dorms and Cafeterias. Appendix A: When it's More than Just Mindless Eating. Appendix B: Eating Mindfully at Work. Ten Ways for Campuses to Be More Mindful. Appendix C: eating Mindfully Resources: Web Links, Referral Sources, Books, Paper, Topics. References. About the Author.