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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What neurotics want is to turn the bad boy into a good boy so as to repeat the earlier relationship with one’s parents.

When Food Is Love

She believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, love is an exact reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, goth, scarcity, we believe we have or are allowed geneej have in our lives. It takes a lot of pain to realize you’ve had enough of perpetuating something that is no longer relevant and to come to trust that it is not necessary — you can live without your pain.

Mar 22, Gary Ujifusa rated it liked it. I’m now making my husband read this book so that he can understand my thought processes better.

The fantasy of spending your life with a partner who is unavailable is more exciting than spending your life with someone who does not love you. Posted on October 9, Drawing on painful personal experience as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surrou In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of “Feeding the Hungry Heart” and “Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, ” shows how dieting and compulsive eating often become a substitute for intimacy.


I would recommend it for anyone struggling with an eating disorder, particularly compulsive overeating, and I would also recommend it to anyone who is getting sick of dieting aren’t we all?

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Buy the Audiobook Download: It felt cold and glassy and I realized that nothing in that store could satisfy me. Her honesty challenged me to think more honestly about where my past eating patterns had come from.

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

These feelings are not associated with love. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make us human.

The author share the most intimate moments of fear, love, vulnerability, and epiphany from her own experience allowing the reader to see a rpth of perspective that can, in turn, help them change the way they think and feel about love. To learn more, please visit our Privacy Policy.

It will move you to tears and to joy. So it’s not a no-calorie orth and filler book; there is a lot of solid, stick-to-your-ribs insightful nourishment in its pages.

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Jan 10, Marcia Rogers rated it it was amazing. And we begin to rely on ourselves and only ourselves to provide sustenance, comfort, and pleasure. But to become aware of those pains we must take risks with intimacy in the present.

Grieving for the Lost Years Chapter 7. The psychobabble part This book was absolutely excellent. 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. Don’t give 3 eclairs the power wjen ruin your life.


Rather than pushing away the “crazy” things we do, Geneen’s work proceeds with the conviction that our actions and beliefs make exquisite sense, and that the way to transform our relationship with food is to be open, curious and kind with ourselves-instead of punishing, impatient and harsh.

I cannot say enough about it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 25, DeAnn wheb it liked it Shelves: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Roth helps us to understand the real issues of why we turn to food, and to experience the freedom from dieting once and for all. Not everyone will be ready to read this.

She discusses compulsive behaviors relative to food, but also relative to relationships. It is not about food or drink or drugs or work, although we may engage in those things compulsively. The fantasy of being thin is more powerful than being thin. 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.

Our culture and society reinforce dieting and body image focusing on which helps us hide the tr When I just saw the title of this book I thought it was going to be about loving what you eat, taking pleasure in food and being mindful when having a meal. I lobe recommended this book by a nutritionist who finds the greatest hurdle for her clients foid eating roht are usually emotional hurdles.

The guided meditations on this program have been very helpful to me already.