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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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Her story is primarily about compulsive eating and intimacy but the universal truths in the book can be applied to any compulsive or acting out foov.

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

It will entertain and delight you, and it will make you a deeper and more compassionate human being. But it’s doomed to failure because the guy or gal won’t ever change. I firmly believe that the book could be shortened in an essay or article.

Geneen Roth explores how overeating may be a substitute for lve. We make decisions based on how we made sense of the wounds and what we did to protect ourselves from being more wounded in that environment.

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. Again the tears came and again I put the food back.

She tells us repeatedly that the symptom of overeating is not the lovr.

Jul 09, Theresa Honeycheck rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. I was surprised by how easy it was to relate to her story even though it is so different from mine. More often than not, a lot fiod people feel a self-help book has nothing to offer them.


Jul 01, Pages Buy. The very purpose of compulsion is to protect ourselves from the pain associated with love.

But I think that is the strength of this book. Powerful and thought provoking book on emotional eating. Common terms and phrases abuse adult afraid alcoholic alive angry asked bar mitzvah believe binge body Breaking Free called calories child childhood lovee compulsive eating Dick diet door eaters eating compulsively epilepsy everything eyes face fantasy father fear feel felt free from compulsive Geneen grieving hair happened healing hear heart hungry Hungry Heart hurt ice cream intimacy Jack Kornfield Karen Karen Russell kissed knew laughing Laura Davis learned leave living look lose weight Lou Ann lover married Matt meat loaf Model Mugging months mother Natalie Goldberg never night obsession with food ourselves pain parents past Pointer Sisters pounds protect Ralph relationship Richard Chamberlain Sara sitting someone stay stop talk telling the truth thin things thought told Trina waiting walked week woman workshop wrong move Yvette Mimieux.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Drawing on painful personal experience as well as the candid feneen of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround compulsive eating: At 58 years-old, after being an emotional and compulsive eater for all of my life I remember, and having given up on changing my relationship with food and my self- hatred, I have hope.

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

And whdn need neither an eating disorder nor a compulsion to enjoy it. The author has written six books, this one, a bestseller, is her fourth.

I read this book many years ago, and it was one of many that finally showed me that there was a way out of the trap of eating for emotional reasons.


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When Food Is Love

We stop showing the places that hurt or need comfort. For any woman or man lobe has issues with self worth and eating, this book knows just what to say.

Children must cling lovingly to those who abuse them, because given the choice between an abusive person and no one at all, there is no choice.

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. Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including: Instead of the obsession with food, the problem is much more basic than that.

To learn more, please visit our Privacy Policy. Stay in Touch Sign up. Emotional eating may be a way to help emotional issues. Like other people I’ve simplified what eating disorders are and how they can be corrected. These feelings are not associated with iss. Compulsion is the act of wrapping ourselves around an activity, a substance, or a person to survive, to tolerate and numb our experience of the moment. May 27, Orengett os it it was amazing.

Penguin- Self-Help – pages. Roth writes with lyricism and awareness; it is difficult not to feel her suffering, and by the same token, her growth as she reckons with the pain of an abusive mother and unavailable father and its effects on her eating and relationships.