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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She discusses compulsive behaviors relative to food, but also relative to relationships. Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy.

It is not about food or drink or drugs or work, although we may engage in those things compulsively. Really lovely and reflective book.

The book also opened my eyes to why people willingly create drama in their lives. But it won’t ever happen – because the guy is a bad boy and he’ll stay that way. These feelings are not associated with love.

Sep 17, Dianne rated it really liked it. She tells us repeatedly that the symptom of overeating is not the problem. And you need neither an eating disorder nor a compulsion to enjoy it.

Roth writes with lyricism fopd 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. I think it’s a good book for relatives and friends of those struggling with the disease.


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

Food buries our emotions; emotions shouldn’t be suppressed inside whej they should be placed outside. Oct 25, DeAnn rated it liked it Shelves: Instead of the obsession with food, the problem is much more basic than that. The Comfort of Suffering Chapter 4.

Born in New York City, she now lives in northern California. There was a little too much of her love life and relationship ups and downs for me egneen still a good message.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Her father, at times, absent and emotionally unavailable. Geneen Roth’s pioneering books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image.

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Jun 04, Sarah rated it really liked it. 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.

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.


We lower our expectations. Download our Js Fiction Sampler Now. Your relationship with food is a microcosm of your relationship to being alive, and to your beliefs about trust, pleasure, deprivation, and nourishment. No, even if you have never heard of psychotherapy you will nonetheless appreciate When Food Is Love.

I hope everyone reads it. We make decisions based whrn how we made sense of the wounds and what we did to protect ourselves from being more wounded in that environment. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Geneen Roth is a writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in the field of eating disorders. Doing what you need to loce to let the life within you unfold and not letting yourself be seduced by glamour, money, fame, thinness, or the illusion that you can live a life free of pain.

An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything. This is a good read. We should learn to hear it. Clear and easy to read.