When Food Is Love has ratings and reviews. In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of “Feeding the Hungry Heart” and. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God “A life-changing book.”—OprahIn this moving and intimate book. Oprah In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how.

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I really appreciated this book. Instead of the obsession with food, the problem is much more basic than that. This is a book that rests in the overlapping genres of self-help and memoir.

It’s more than just a hunger for more food, teaches Geneen Roth.

When Food Is Love

This book is nominally wgen the issue of replacing love and security with over eating. Grieving for the Lost Years Chapter 7. Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, Love is the willingness and ability to be affected by another human being and to allow that effect to make a difference in what you do, say, become.

I firmly believe that the book could be shortened in an essay or article. In the past thirty years, she has worked with hundreds of thousands of people using meditation, inquiry, and a set of seven eating guidelines that are the foundation of natural eating.

Posted on March 17, Love expands; compulsion diminishes. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The are many redundant stories inside. Feb 06, Kris Irvin rated it really liked it. Annie, Main patron, July5 stars: This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make us human. For items purchases from Sounds True, which manufactured by other companies, we indicate the warranty period in the product description.


As compulsive eaters, we use food to somatise our deepest fears, dreams, and convictions. Doing what you need to do to let the life within you unfold and not letting yourself be seduced by glamour, money, fame, thinness, or the illusion that you can live a life free of pain.

I empathised completely with where Geneen was coming from, it really paralleled so much of my life journey with food and emotions.

But her welcome message is that the cycle of compulsive behavior can be stopped. It helps you to reach your own plan forward. I loved Women, Food and God, and this book brought about just as much clarity and resonance. I adore Geneen Roth and consider her to be a courageous and compassionate speaker of truth. While trying some sort of psychoanalytical approach inside, this book is based on the idea that you need to recall your childhood problems, discuss them and, of course, blame many of your current problems on them, especially on your parents.

There is a quality to the way we live our lives that is either compulsive or not compulsive.

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy by Geneen Roth

Her father, at times, absent and emotionally unavailable. And you need neither an eating disorder nor a compulsion to enjoy it. Your relationship with food is a microcosm of your rogh to being alive, and to your beliefs about trust, pleasure, deprivation, and nourishment.

Posted on October 13, What I took from the book is a to become conscious and aware fodo these behaviors and to realize b that it is possible to change them.

I found myself startled more than a couple of times with how much I could relate to what Roth was saying. The difference between someone and no one is the difference between life and death.

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

She shows why many people overeat in an attempt to satisfy their emotional hunger, and why weight loss frequently just uncovers a new set of problems. But it won’t ever happen – because the guy is a bad boy and he’ll stay that way. But whne have to practice.


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Love in their understanding is longing, wuen to be together, suffering, overcoming hurdles. Sep 17, 95 Minutes Buy. Geneen Roth explores how overeating may be a substitute for intimacy.

All downloadable audio and video titles are also covered by a 1-year guarantee. Published July 1st by Plume Books first published This book really helped me get past mental blockage by allowing me to see other people in similar situations, which allowed me to get outside of myself. All the theory she talks in about pages could have been comprised in a single essay. The fantasy of being gneen is more powerful than being thin. Powerful and thought provoking book on emotional eating.

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Geneen Roth writes, “Being loved in the present brings up all the ways in which we were not loved in the past. Next I found myself embracing yes, actually embracing a large jar of Miracle Whip. Tears welled up in my eyes and I placed them gently back on the shelf. Aug 16, Maura rated it it was amazing. Love is a state of connectedness, one that includes vulnerability, surrender, self-valuing, steadiness, and a willingness to face, rather than run from, the worst of ourselves.

Some extra fluff, but the crux of the book is solid.