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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And you need neither an eating disorder nor a compulsion to enjoy it.

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If a parent is absent, unavailable, rogh or dead, it is extraordinarily useful and often necessary to create a fantasy world in which that parent or a parent figure is alive, available, and loving.

But we have to practice. 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. 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. Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including: The thing it doesn’t have is a “how to” description about actually doing something about it.

There is a quality to the way we live our lives that is either compulsive or not compulsive. Anyone interested in or in any of the regression therapies will appreciate Geneen Roth’s insightful writings. Life should not revolve around food, or thoughts about it, or weight. The fantasy of being thin is more powerful than being thin. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Disappointing because of so many reasons: Definitely worth the read if you have an eating disorder or any kind of food issues. I found myself startled more than a couple of times with how much I could relate to what Roth was saying.

Feb 07, Sabrina Nicole rated it it was amazing. Roth believes that repressed pain from infancy and childhood is the culprit whenever such problems exist.

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Jul 01, Pages. It is about rocking whfn and forth between the abuse of the past and the fullness of the present and being in the present more and more of the time. We must want to heal more than we want anything or anyone else. Food, work, love, success, money. Eating is a stage upon which we act out our loce about ourselves. The advice given is general gensen little and can be comprised in a few paragraphs. We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with all Sounds True products for one year when purchased via our website or catalog.

Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, However, it does make you step back and look at your individual compulsive behavior, whether its food, work or play, is such a big part of your daily life. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with compulsive behavior.

Jun 30, Samantha B rated it it was amazing. Our body is a wise mechanism which tells us what and when it wants it. Please try again later.

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

lovd No trivia or quizzes yet. Some extra fluff, but the crux of the book is solid. 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 genesn parents.


Being a Victim, Being Powerful Chapter 8. In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eatingshows how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy.

For items purchases from Sounds True, which manufactured by other companies, we indicate the warranty period in the product description. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers – physical and emotional – that make us human.

Read it Forward Read it first. Jun 04, Lovr rated it really liked it.

When food is love: We wanted love but did not get it and we believe that we still don’t deserve it – what we needed back then. She writes, “Children must deny and ignore what causes them pain.

When Food Is Love

Something I like about Geneen’s story is that it shows that this kind of change doesn’t come fast. Lists with This Book. Another reviewer mentioned that it reads like catharsis for the author. It feels like the true path to relating to food, one’s body and one’s spirit. The guided meditations on this program have been very helpful to me already. Not everyone genren be ready to read this. Being Strong in the Broken Places Rkth 9. B eautifully crafted and fascinating to read, When Food Is Love is one of those unforgetable books, one which I invariably recommend to friends.

Being Strong in the Broken Places. I laughed and I cried.