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, and 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.
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.
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.
"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
"This is an excellent book for anyone tired of quick-fix diets. Having experienced the ups and downs of emotional eating herself, Roth offers readers genuine and heartfelt advice."-Phyllis Goodman, Library Journal
"Geneen Roth does it again! Women Food and God is absolutely mesmerizing. And loaded with insights which can change your life." --Chistiane Northrup, MD, ob/gyn physician, author
About the Author:
Apioneer in the field of emotional eating, best-selling author Geneen has appeared on many television shows, including Oprah and her work have appeared in numerous publications. She is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller When Food Is Love.