• When Food is Food & Love is Love

  • A Step-by-Step Spiritual Program to Break Free from Emotional Eating
  • By: Geneen Roth
  • Narrated by: Geneen Roth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 08-16-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.0 (207 ratings)

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Why do we eat? It's more than just a hunger for more food, teaches Geneen Roth. Your relationship with food is a microcosm of your relationship to being alive, and to your beliefs about trust, pleasure, deprivation, and nourishment. Now, Roth offers listeners When Food Is Food & Love Is Love, a deeply spiritual culmination of her groundbreaking work since the best-selling Feeding the Hungry Heart. Here, she offers her first complete at-home course to break free from emotional eating through visualizations, guided eating and mindfulness meditations, and more. Roth helps us to understand the real issues of why we turn to food, and to experience freedom from dieting once and for all.
©2005 Geneen Roth; (P)Sounds True. All rights reserved.

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Like being a part of one of her lectures

I would have to disagree with the criticisms about Geneen Roth's delivery. I think she is trying to give listeners an experience similar to her workshops. She is talking as she does when she is delivering a lecture or leading a workshop. She is not telling a story, she is giving advice and offering solutions. She isn't reading her words, she is delivering her message. I really liked her style.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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I get it this time!

I have been struggling with my weight since I was 9 yrs old. I have binged and dieted on an off for over 40 years. If you have a problem with binging, or emotional eating, this is a must read for you. I have been working with a weight loss program for a couple of years now and it just wasn't working anymore. This program is what I needed. Geneen's voice is kind and passionate. She is like an old friend who really cares about you and takes your hand to show you the way.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great New Meditation Series

Her program has worked so well for me after years as a yoyo-dieter, always hungry, always wanting, always overweight, always on a new diet.

Our bodies DO talk to us (well, not if you are waiting for an actual vocal chorded 'Hi, this is your body!" They are very good at telling us when to eat, when we are full, and what to eat -- what our bodies are craving. We never listen! This program gets you in touch with that and does so in a compassionate non-judgemental way. I dropped to a comfortable 130 and stayed there for years, not straying (maybe up or down a pound or two) and eating whatever I wanted but only when i was hungry -- not to be social, not because I was bored, not because my boyfriend dumped me (okay maybe ice cream then . . . but I KNEW what I was doing and so it didn't go on for more than a night.) I went from always wanting all the forbidden foods to allowing myself to have them but only when i craved them, which frankly, became less and less as I listened to my body. My body actually craves many things I was not aware I liked -- eggs, cantaloup (hated cuz it was a diet food) and salads! It doesn't feel good on diet sodas (actually gives me headaches), or some types of sugars (corn syrup gives me a stomachache.)

Also, this is not about any one kind of eating issue, despite what some have said. It works just as well for the yoyo-dieter as it does for the anorexic. I have done the program for years and it is amazing.

I have to say that those who wrote about her voice? WHAAAAA? I expected some crazy voice. She is well-modulated and just fine. Inducts a bit of a meditative atmosphere.

Buying the ones I have already read to share with our family and buying the new one too. I recommend!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Carol
  • Geneva, IL, USA
  • 11-02-09

Very Worthwhile

If you can get past her voice which is overly sweet, there is some very good information in here. It is a worthwhile book, with some useful information.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Maria
  • NAUCALPLAN, Mexico
  • 01-31-13

The real deal.

Where does When Food is Food & Love is Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Being a "self-help" book I expected little of it, compared to the audiobook novels I have listened to and loved. Surprisingly this listen filled me with peace and eagerness to keep listeninh every day.<br/>Geneen Roth is very professional and she definitely knows what she is talking about. An audio read by the author, in this case, makes it so special that I even went online to find out morfe about her and her work

What was one of the most memorable moments of When Food is Food & Love is Love?

The guided meditations were my favorite part.

Which character – as performed by Geneen Roth – was your favorite?

The "super ego". She made me laugh.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wanted to save it it it wouldn't run out! I wanted it to be a part of my life, long term!

Any additional comments?

I bought ALL other Gennen Roth audiobooks and I even started listening to this one for a second round.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathryn
  • Kleinburg, ON, Canada
  • 11-21-10

A Little Hokey - But Some Good Principles

I found the book very much like a new-agey therapy session - and a bit hokey in parts. But there are some good principles in there. Personally I liked her book 'Breaking free from emotional eating' much better. However if you can get over the new-agey stuff, the book is quite good.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good information

A prior reviewer used the term shrill, but that doesn't quite encapsulate this voice. Roth's delivery needs to get off the valium and get back on the amphetamines.

The unnatural pauses mid-sentance is what got me talking back to her saying, SPIT IT OUT... it seems like she's meandering without aim and not sure of her next word.

While I dont think of this as a wasted credit because the information is good, but it once again proves these authors egos have to get out of the equation when it comes to a PROFESSIONAL reading.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Val
  • Orange, CA, USA
  • 04-23-08

Good, but grating

While there's some good information here, it's almost completely overwhelmed by Roth's grating delivery. Her voice is shrill, and when she gets excited or emphasizes a point, she screeches. I wish I'd saved my money and just bought the hard copy of the book.

16 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Want to grow up and be like u!

Never thought of food in this light before and will try to more. I have been on a diet after each children , which I have 9. After the last one, was tired and gave let myself go . Trying now and then but not doing it. Liked this book very much because u know where I am and have been there. Thank you for your insight and love u have shown. I want to grow up and be like u. Even though I'm 59. I will listen to more if your books for sure. Thanks again. LaRae

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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She shares some important truths

This one is long but its full of nuggets. It has definitely lit a fire in me to look deeper into my relationship with food. Highly recommend it.

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  • Astrid
  • 04-12-11

Perfect compliment to "Women Food & God"

I listened to this after listening to one of Geneen's more recent titles, Women, Food & God, and found it a fantastic compliment to it. It's different in that is's more like a study course, and is comprised of a series of guided visualisations, which are best listened to when you have time to give them your full attention and can ideally lie down and close your eyes.

The programme basically takes you through the authors 7 guidelines, and discusses them point by point. Very insightful, very helpful, and the eating meditation has changed the way I eat from the moment I listened to it! Ditch the diets, and give this and Geneen's other titles a try!

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  • lisa davenport
  • 07-08-14

great book

What made the experience of listening to When Food is Food & Love is Love the most enjoyable?

I think geneen roth is an inspirational woman. I am currently going through problems she went through so I can really relate to her.

What about Geneen Roth’s performance did you like?

I love that she helps others with the same problem. It really is an eye opener.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • H J Mac
  • 04-13-13

More a self help programme rather than a book!

There's some lovely stuff here. I think Geneen Roth has got great ideas and a very compassionate manner. I love her thoughts on the super ego, and the way women relate to food. I find her very helpful and thought provoking.



Some of it is designed for you to meditate, or sit and do an exercise, or workbook, which didn't work that well for me in audio format. It's for that reason, and the cheesiness, that I give it four stars.

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  • Sam Thompson
  • 02-07-16

Don't bother

I haven't made it to the end of this book yet as the woman's voice is so irritating! Basically she just tells you to eat when you're hungry, stop eating when you're not hungry anymore and eat what your body wants. It's simple and it doesn't work. If it did there would be no such things as diets!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • jennie blen
  • 01-13-17

Beloved One

Profoundly transformational. This workshop is a tool for finding yourself and loving that. Animated and deep.