Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating There is an end to the anguish of emotional eating and this book explainshow to achieve it Geneen Roth whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When FoodIs Love have brought understanding and acceptance to

  • Title: Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
  • Author: Geneen Roth
  • ISBN: 9780452284913
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • There is an end to the anguish of emotional eating and this book explainshow to achieve it Geneen Roth, whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When FoodIs Love have brought understanding and acceptance to tens of thousands ofreaders over the last two decades, here outlines her proven program forresolving the conflicts at the root of overeating Using simple techniquesdevelThere is an end to the anguish of emotional eating and this book explainshow to achieve it Geneen Roth, whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When FoodIs Love have brought understanding and acceptance to tens of thousands ofreaders over the last two decades, here outlines her proven program forresolving the conflicts at the root of overeating Using simple techniquesdeveloped in her highly successful seminars, she offers reassuring,practical advice.

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    About "Geneen Roth"

    1. Geneen Roth

      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 She believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, love is an exact reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, pain, scarcity, we believe we have or are allowed to have in our lives Rather than pushing away the crazy things we do, Geneen s work proceeds with the conviction that our actions and beliefs make exquisite sense, and that the way to transform our relationship with food is to be open, curious and kind with ourselves instead of punishing, impatient and harsh In the past thirty years, she has worked with hundreds of thousands of people using meditation, inquiry, and a set of seven eating guidelines that are the foundation of natural eating Geneen has appeared on many national television shows including The Oprah Show, 20 20, The NBC Nightly News, The View and Good Morning America Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including O The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Time, Elle, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Philadelphia Inquirer She has written monthly columns in Good Housekeeping Magazine and Prevention Magazine Geneen is the author of eight books, including The New York Times bestsellers When Food is Love and Women Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything Her newest book, to be published in March 2011, is Lost and Found Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money.

    503 thoughts on “Breaking Free from Emotional Eating”

    1. I am devouring Roth's books. 4 in a row and, of course, in accordance with (most of) the Guidelines:- I read them when I'm hungry for them- Stop when I'm satisfied- Read without distraction- Reading while sitting down in a calm environment- Love, love, love what I'm reading so I'm ready with gusto, enjoyment, and pleasure- Reading just what my body/mind/soul cravesThis woman is a genius!!


    2. I just read the following quote today. It's one of the reasons I love reading Geneen Roth's ideas about eating and health."When we give up dieting, we take back something we were often too young to know we had given away: our own voice. Our ability to make decisions about what to eat and when. Our belief in ourselves. Our right to decide what goes into our mouths. Unlike the diets that appear monthly in magazines or the thermal pants that sweat off pounds, unlike a lover or a friend or a car, yo [...]


    3. I got through about three chapters before I gave up on this as total crap. There is some wisdom in it about learning to trust your body, but I'm sorry, suggesting that a life-long compulsive eater just "go ahead and eat whatever you want until your body gets sick of it and magically starts to want what's good for it," is wow, so many negative adjectives to use here! Dangerous, stupid, ridiculous, irresponsible, need I go on?I don't know, maybe it could help others, but if I went that route, I'd [...]


    4. Breaking Free goes hand in hand with a book I read previously, Eating Awareness Training. While EAT focuses on learning to hear and trust your own body, Breaking Free gets down to the nitty-gritty of helping you figure out why you eat when you aren't actually hungry for food. I really like this mindfulness and body awareness approach. It is very straight forward. That doesn't mean it is easy, as it can be very difficult to figure out and undo years/decades of mindless and emotional eating.I find [...]


    5. Well I didn't really read this. Just a few chapters. I learned that my eating "problems" are not severe at all, and so I don't need major intervention. The one helpful thing I learned was to make sure that I'm eating because I'm hungry, and not for other reasons. It was nice to hear from someone who views food in a similar way to me.


    6. A book that everyone needs to read. Whether or not you use food as a drug it allows more understanding on the subject. Like 10 yrs of psychotherapy in a book!


    7. I expected something a little different going into this one, and writing this review two months after reading it, I'm surprised to say that I find myself thinking about Breaking Free a lot. My major criticism still holds true: Geneen Roth encourages emotional eaters to embrace their cravings and trust that the body will eventually work things out. This would be fine if it weren't for the fact that so many people crave addictive and harmful substances like sugar and processed foods and alcohol. W [...]


    8. Geneen Roth was one of the first to explore the fact that a pizza is comfort disguised as food-- for those of us who grew up sharing good times and great conversation around the family dinner table while enjoying this Italian classic entree, we will never be able to separate the gustatory pleasure of it from the deep sense of family, love and community it's very aroma evokes. So when times get rough, we don't have to be hungry to dial 662-PAPA and order a couple of large pizzas-- it's the comfor [...]


    9. Out of all Geneen Roth books I have read, this is my least favorite and I think it is because she offers a TON of tips to help you not eat emotionally. To me, the tips were that of WW meetings and every "diet" magazine article out there. (And they probably borrowed them from Roth) it is just stuff, I have read 3 million times already.And, I have to admit that I got a little pissy when I read about her being fat at 145. I hope to God she if 3 feet tall if she considers that fat ;)Toward the middl [...]


    10. This book had great advice, and asked very valuable questions! I agree with many reviewers that it would function well as a workbook, with spaces to write in your answers, and practice the exercises. Because it's essentially a workbook without the workbook format, it was tedious to read at times. But, overall, another excellent resource from Geneen Roth!


    11. Chock full of information. A true guide to helping end the cycle of emotional eating and creating a healthy relationship with food. I highly recommend tracking down a copy of "Why Weight" which is a companion workbook that I'm currently working through.


    12. Great book to help with compulsive eating - or any compulsive behavior, for that matter. Lots of helpful insight, and a bunch of activities one can do to help understand compulsive behavior and how to change and grow. Definitely will be a re-read!



    13. Important messages for people who need to hear them. One's relationship with food can be very unhealthy, and some people don't realize that one's relationship with food is symptomatic of a bigger condition or environment. Here's what I got: the word "enoughness" with foodeating has everything to do with what I look like most of the time we eat in response to our mindsi knew i was tired of circling but I did't know how to do anything else (pre-recovery)on binging: when your attention is not prese [...]


    14. This book is about so much more than food, and I can say with confidence that it changed my life. Roth's philosophy is radical and contrary to everything I was taught about food, control, compulsions, and pain, and I know in my heart that she's right -- that the secrets are (a) self-love and kindness no matter what we look like or what's going on in our lives; (b) learning to trust our bodies again and realize we're not crazy and there are totally logical reasons behind our compulsions, and (c) [...]


    15. WOWRead when food is love and went into this one from thereriously life changing stuff hereI seriously am moving to a much healthier happier version of myself and it carries into every other area of my life!


    16. I often eat when I am bored or eat just for the pleasure of it. Does that make me an 'emotional eater'? Yes, but after reading this book, it made me realize I am a very moderate one. The author describes emotional eating of a whole different level, in this book. This isn't simply a book about bad habits, but rather about people (mostly women it seems) with some very serious issues with eating and their mental health. I dare say most of us are emotional eaters to some degree, but not to the degre [...]


    17. I am writing this review one year after having read the book. I try not to wait so long, but sometimes life simply interferes After I read this book, I rapidly expanded to the highest weight I'd ever been in my life. Perhaps I took Roth's advice a little too literally. At one point in the book, she talks about the day she made the decision that she would eat whatever she wanted, to satisfaction, and eventually her body would lead her in the right direction. Her example was chocolate chip cookies [...]


    18. Her main big idea is to realize what you're eating. It's ok to eat whatever you want, as long as you are conscious of it. Don't eat unless you're hungry and you actually want to eat what you're about to eat. I underlined a lot of passages, but the parts I liked are surrounded by a lot of touchy-feely fluff. She doesn't seem to claim a psychological or otherwise scientific basis for her reasoning; it's really just "This is what works for me and therefore it will work for you." She doesn't even se [...]


    19. I may not agree with everything Geneen Roth has written but I am slowly coming to terms with it. For instance, to forget dieting and just eat what you want and your body will tell you when to stop. The controversy of that thought seems so unreal in todays society, it cant really be that easy. As Roth written there are many different challenges that you have to overcome to finally be able to trust yourself.


    20. Great information. Very uplifting and positive. I do like Geneen Roth, but by the time I got about 50 pages into this book, the content shifted toward those with binge eating disorder (BED) - something that I am not currently suffering from. One day I plan on picking this book up again, because there is a lot of good advice and information about women and our often complicated relationship with food.


    21. This was a great book! The tone and presentation of the information/material made it a fun read as well as an enlightening one. For me, striking the right balance of humour, information, and exercises is very important, and this book is the best on this subject that I've read in quite some time. I gave it to my sis to read after I finished it, and I may have to buy a copy. I definitely need to read her first book!


    22. I took a long time to read this book, because I frankly just got bored but it did make me think a lot about food and why I eat the way I do. It's really a book about your whole person -- not just your eating habits. If you are trying to learn more about yourself and your compulsions, then I recommend it. I believe everyone's "right" way to losing weight is different. I don't know if Geneen's is the best method for me, but I respect her approach and her expertise.


    23. This was not the most compellingly written book in the world--my mind often wandered while reading it, which is why it took me almost 2 weeks to finish a 200-page book. Still, its message is very valuable, and I can't help but think every woman in the U.S. would be able to relate to it on some level. There have been a lot of books about intuitive eating released in the past few years, but I now realize that this one, originally published in 1986, is the mother of them all.


    24. This book is definitely less fun to read than other Geneen Roth books. I almost wish it had been formatted like a workbook to facilitate all the introspection she wants you to do. This book is also much more self-help/therapy style. It's a good book and it details concepts everyone should understand about their bodies and the food-emotion connection, but it was hard to get through.


    25. I enjoyed this book more than expected because the tone was very conversational. Geneen has handled her own demons and has lots of knowledge and wisdom to share. She also has some terrific perspectives on weight that are very useful for shaking you out of the mind set that the media messages drill into our brains. I would highly recommend this book.


    26. I don't have an eating disorder but did a read through of this book for other reasons. I found it full of lists and bullet points and words words words. I suppose people have been helped by this book if they can identify with it but it suffers from a cohesive lack of planning and strategy and lay-out and appears to be just page after page of endless texts and lists.


    27. To me this book does not cultivate the discipline of self-control. I agree with everything she says about eating when your hungry. But eating whatever you want whenever you're hungry? I don't think that is such a smart idea. Plus, we need to learn self-control and self-discipline in life - we need to learn to say no to ourselves. This includes me, too.


    28. Excellent follow up to Feeding the Hungry Heart. Maybe I just wasn't ready to hear it all three years ago, but this book goes more into detail of what to do so that eat what you want becomes healthy. Helpful.



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