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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Geneen Roth writes, “Being loved in the present brings up all the ways in which we were not loved in the past.

Personal Growth Psychology Audiobooks. The author’s main idea is that sometimes food is a cast, a cover for something we don’t want to open up or accept. When Food Is Love: Geneen has appeared on many national television shows including: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy.

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

An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything.

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

And we begin to rely on ourselves and royh ourselves to provide susten p. Jul 01, Pages Buy. 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.


Something is wrong when we find ourselves reeling into paroxysms of despair from eating a piece of garlic bread or three eclairs.

Here, she offers her first complete at-home course to break wen from emotional eating through visualizations, guided eating and mindfulness meditations, and more. One of my favorite points of the book was the breakdown of love as something that is outside you, something that needs to be attained and can be attained by pursuing thin-ness.

I recommend this book to anyone struggling with compulsive behavior. Geneen Roth is vulnerable and honest.

This is a big, beautiful, and important book. We have to pretend we know how to live. I have mixed feeling about this book, but overall the book made me feel very bad about myself – mostly as a mother.

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

Another reviewer mentioned that it reads like catharsis for the author. Oct 25, DeAnn rated it liked it Shelves: Looking for More Great Reads? The book also opened my eyes to why people willingly create drama in their lives.

I would recommend this book to anyone who feels uncomfortable or dissatisfied with their relationship to love and romance. A voice inside us screams: She tells us repeatedly that the symptom of overeating is not the problem. I laughed and I cried. This is simply the most important book I’ve ever read! When Love Is Love.


Wanting What Is Forbidden Chapter 5. But once I read it, I sent copies to half a dozen people I love. Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround emotional eating: Some of the issues emotional eating may be from is a desire for what is forbidden, a fear rotg a pending catastrophe, the need for melodrama, and the need for control.

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Sep 22, Catalin rated it it was ok. I find it much easier to read than just trying to read straight facts. The focus of the book is not food specifically, rather all the unhealthy things we do to cope with unresolved childhood pain. Drawing on painful personal experience as well as the candid roh of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth whdn the crucial issues that surround compulsive eating: Being a Victim Being Powerful.

Lists with This Book. The hardest part about compulsion is that when the behavior ends, the emptiness does not. Definitely worth the read if you have an eating disorder or any kind of food issues.

I found myself startled more rpth a couple of times with how much I could relate to what Roth was saying.