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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Jun 25, Katrina Sark rated it it was ok. Feb 07, Sabrina Nicole rated it it was amazing. It felt more like a catharsis for the author and less like it was just for the reader but perhaps if I had gone through what she’s gone through, I’d be happy to have someone tell “my” story and give me hope to break free.

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It feels comfortable there because lofe know the rules of the game. To dive into life or to avoid it. This is my first and probably my last book on eating disorders so I have no comparison with other books on the subject.


We have to pretend we know how to live. The very purpose of compulsion is to protect ourselves from the pain associated with love. Personal Growth Psychology Audiobooks. I really like how Roth gives us stories about herself and about people she has worked with. Stay in Touch Sign up.

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. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with compulsive behavior. 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.

Oct 25, DeAnn rated it liked it Shelves: It helps you to reach your own plan forward. 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.

When Food Is Love: When food is love: I could relate to Geneen’s irrational fears about losing love and the way it made her react in extreme ways to fairly normal circumstances. Oct 29, Vivian rated it really liked it. As young children and infants we always wanted and still want what we did not get.

By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Sep 22, Catalin rated it it was ok. Dec 07, Madi rated it it was ok. Born in New York City, she now lives in northern California.

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and 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? Anyone with a troubling relationship to food should give this a go.


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When Food Is Love

It’s a good story. Tood 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. Being Strong in the Broken Places. 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: These feelings are not associated with love.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book brought up some good points. Something is wrong and we are using food to express it. One note of caution, if you do as I do, and listen to audiobooks while trying to drift off to sleep: Nov 24, Maria Morozova rated it it was ok Shelves: In small doses and throughout the book, the author returns to her childhood to recount a scene which is relevant to the story being told.

This is NOT light reading.

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

Love expands; compulsion diminishes. We should learn to hear it. It’s a very serious and sobering disease. May 27, Orengett rated it it was amazing. She’s funny, and clear, and I couldn’t put any of her books down. It will entertain and delight you, and it will make you a deeper and more compassionate human being. Geneen Roth is genneen writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in loge field of eating disorders.