Finally realizing why I do the things i do, sabotaging myself over and over again, and listening to her talk about it was life changing, really.
The "rules" something i have always known but never really thought about
No but I will in the future for sure!!!
To be present when I am eating and in life.
Great book!! Love Geneen!
Based on the title alone, I never would have purchased this book. But it was recommended to me by a psychologist and weight-loss coach, so I bought it. It was outstanding, and surprisingly funny. I recommend it to anyone, but I wish the title was different, because this is not a religious book, and it is as appropriate for men as it is for women. There are definite spiritual overtones, but the author is unbiased in her definition of "God," and much of her information is steeped in scientific fact and psychology, not traditional religious superstition or concepts of "sin." You definitely don't have to have a belief in God, nor do you need to be a woman, in order to benefit greatly from the concepts in this book. It is also read by the author herself, she has a soothing, pleasant voice, and some parts are laugh out loud funny. Five stars for this one.
This book is so much more than just a weight loss book. It challenges you to look inside yourself for the answers that are there. Weight isn't about food. Food is not the enemy, we are our own enemies by avoiding what we feel and what we don't want to feel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone - it isn't about weight loss, it's about finding your true self and honouring you.
Thanks to Geneen Roth's work, I now have the key to my eating. I now listen to my inner self as I eat and take the care to remove distratctions when I'm eating. "What is my body telling me?" is a mantra I say now, every day. Although it may seem elementary to some, I never made that connection before. I often found myself eating out of boredom, or standing up, or when I'm not hungry. Additionally, Geneen's writing style, and candid speech is approachable. Because of that, I can easily identify with her. Fantastic work! I'm grateful for Geneen.
I have to admit my repect for the hard effort and the knowledge in this book . But it is very complicated . The chapters seems to melt over each other .It is very easy to get scattered and need to repeat to understand and stay focus . bottom line, the book is rich in information but didn't use an easy way to offer weight managment solution .
I am a fan of Geneen Roth's work. Her book on Breaking Free From Emotional Eating was excellent. So I was looking forward to this new book. Unfortunately I was very disappointed.
While she does have some excellent points in the book - they are few and far between. And in the between you're forced to listen to the author spouting this feely-feely spiritual mumbo-jumbo nonsense (how you should meditate, you are the essence of god, etc., etc.).
I found myself getting frustrated many times going "What the heck is she talking about?". A lot of it really made no sense. As a reader, I felt insulted.
I think Ms. Roth has jumped the shark with this book. She should probably stick to writing about emotional eating instead of turning people off with all of her spiritual rantings.
I think whether you have food issues or not - this is a great read. I have listened to it 2 times now, with different lenses and both times have proven quite interesting. Love Geneen's work!
Author narrates a little monotoned, but the message is a good one. Anyone who uses food as an emotional crutch, or if you know of anyone like that, this book will offer a new way of looking at food and life. Keep an open mind and take a chance!
Looking at our emotional relationship to food forcing us to ask the hard questions of ourselves about WHY we eat WHAT we eat and why we can't get a grip on it.