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

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“A life-changing book.” — OprahIn this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy. 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: need for control, dependency on melodrama, desire for what is forbidden, and the belief that one wrong move can mean catastrophe. 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. But her welcome message is that change is possible. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make us human.


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GENEEN ROTH is the author of eight bestselling books about women and food. Her work has been featured in Time, Elle, The New York Times, and other publications. Born in New York, she lives with her husband, Matt Weinstein, in northern California.
Published July 1, 1992 by Plume. 205 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Cooking, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Roth's memoir of how she freed herself from both compulsive loving in order to write books such as Feeding the Hungry Heart (1982) and Breaking Free porn Compulsive Eating (1984), to conduct seminars for other compulsives, and to develop an intimate relationship with a man.

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