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No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

If you suffer about your relationship with food — you eat too much or too little, think about what you will eat constantly or try not to think about it at all — you can be free. Just look down at your plate. The answers are there. Don't run. Look. Because when we welcome what we most want to avoid, we contact the part of ourselves that is fresh and alive. We touch the life we truly want and evoke divinity itself.

Since adolescence, Geneen Roth has gained and lost more than a thousand pounds. She has been dangerously overweight and dangerously underweight. She has been plagued by feelings of shame and self-hatred and she has felt euphoric after losing a quick few pounds on a fad diet. Then one day, on the verge of suicide, she did something radical: She dropped the struggle, ended the war, stopped trying to fix, deprive and shame herself. She began trusting her body and questioning her beliefs.

It worked. And losing weight was only the beginning.

She wrote about her discoveries in When Food Is Love, her first New York Times bestseller. She gave huge numbers of women their first insights into compulsive eating and she changed huge numbers of lives for the better.

Now, after more than three decades of studying, teaching and writing about what drives our compulsions with food, Geneen adds a profound new dimension to her work in Women, Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God. But it doesn't stop there. Geneen shows how going beyond both the food and feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul to the bright center of your own life.

With penetrating insight and irreverent humor, Roth traces food compulsions from subtle beginnings to unexpected ends. She teaches personal examination, showing readers how to use their relationship with food to discover the fulfillment they long for.

Your relationship with food, no matter how conflicted, is the doorway to freedom, says Roth. What you most want to get rid of is itself the doorway to what you want most: the demystification of weight loss and the luminous presence that so many of us call God.

Packed with revelations on every page, this book is a knock-your-socks-off ride to a deeply fulfilling relationship with food, your body...and almost everything else. Women, Food and God is, quite simply, a guide for life.

Review:

"Geneen Roth has written an extraordinary book — at once beautiful, moving, funny and searing. Most important, she gives us a practical way to use our bodies — along with some of the most difficult parts of our emotional lives — as gracious and transformative portals to our soul." Rick Foster, co-author of Happiness & Wealth and How We Choose to Be Happy

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"Women Food and God is daring, dazzling, funny, comforting, wise and profoundly spiritual. It maps the journey from the darkness of obsession to the pure sense of being in prose so insightful and astonishing it left me breathless. Geneen Roth is an international treasure, and her new book is a gift to us all." Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. author of Five Wishes and Conscious Loving

Synopsis:

Roth began exploring emotional eating in her bestseller When Food Is Love. Now, two decades later, here is her masterwork, Women, Food, and God.

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of When Food Is Love helps over-eaters find the underlying reasons for using food as an emotional buffer. Roth also provides seven basic guidelines for eating and other therapeutic self-help tools.

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Geneen Roth’s 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love , spoke to a wide audience—including Oprah Winfrey, who embraced Roth’s empowering message. Since then, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality, psychology, and self-awareness to explain women’s true hunger in Women, Food, and God . .

Roth’s approach to eating is the same as any addiction—it is an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by Roth’s intelligence, humor, and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginning through its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. Roth’s premier advice is eat anything you want . She powerfully argues for personal investigation and urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need—and it usually cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has over the years helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars and workshops..

Truly a thinking woman’s guide to eating—and an anti-diet book— women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page. .

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Larkin, February 19, 2011 (view all comments by Larkin)
This is the best spiritual book I've read in maybe forever (which is saying a lot since I write them myself!). I picked it up last week because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and Roth is way more than advertised. She describes the process of waking up in sly today terms, without having at it directly. And then does a terrific job of describing what it feels like to be awake without actually saying that is what she is talking about. It doesn't hurt that she is hilarious, irreverent and blunt. I bow in gratitude to her effort and for the lives she is saving through her work.

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sharla.mcauliffe.sethi, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by sharla.mcauliffe.sethi)
Eye opening and interesting book for both men and women. A must read!
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Andrea Cumbo, October 21, 2010 (view all comments by Andrea Cumbo)
Roth’s fundamental idea is that women overeat or constantly diet because we believe that somehow our ability to control our weight will give us control over our lives. This idea is one I can wholly agree with. I know that when my stress level goes up I will eat most things in site, especially if I don’t have time each day to wind down and think through my feelings. Perhaps the strongest thing I’ve taken from the book is that I need to face what I feel and not run away from it with food, TV, alcohol, or whatever other escape I want. I need to stare it in the face and move through the feeling instead of avoiding it. The book itself gets a little repetitive towards the end, but overall, I really appreciated what it taught me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416543077
Subtitle:
An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Author:
Roth, Geneen
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Self-help techniques
Subject:
Food habits -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Eating Disorders - General
Subject:
Psychopathology - Eating Disorders
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Eating Disorders
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100302
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.515 oz

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Product details 224 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781416543077 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Geneen Roth has written an extraordinary book — at once beautiful, moving, funny and searing. Most important, she gives us a practical way to use our bodies — along with some of the most difficult parts of our emotional lives — as gracious and transformative portals to our soul."
"Review" by , "Women Food and God is daring, dazzling, funny, comforting, wise and profoundly spiritual. It maps the journey from the darkness of obsession to the pure sense of being in prose so insightful and astonishing it left me breathless. Geneen Roth is an international treasure, and her new book is a gift to us all."
"Synopsis" by , Roth began exploring emotional eating in her bestseller When Food Is Love. Now, two decades later, here is her masterwork, Women, Food, and God.
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of When Food Is Love helps over-eaters find the underlying reasons for using food as an emotional buffer. Roth also provides seven basic guidelines for eating and other therapeutic self-help tools.
"Synopsis" by , Geneen Roth’s 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love , spoke to a wide audience—including Oprah Winfrey, who embraced Roth’s empowering message. Since then, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality, psychology, and self-awareness to explain women’s true hunger in Women, Food, and God . .

Roth’s approach to eating is the same as any addiction—it is an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by Roth’s intelligence, humor, and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginning through its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. Roth’s premier advice is eat anything you want . She powerfully argues for personal investigation and urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need—and it usually cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has over the years helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars and workshops..

Truly a thinking woman’s guide to eating—and an anti-diet book— women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page. .

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