When Food Is Love

Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
Narrated by: Geneen Roth
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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From the internationally acclaimed author of Feeding the Hungry Heart, Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating, and Why Weight? comes a wholly original look at the profound connections between the way we eat and the way we love.

When Food Is Love examines the motivations behind bingeing and obsessive dieting, and explains how such compulsive behavior sabotages intimate relationships. With compassion and penetrating wisdom, Geneen Roth reveals how to break destructive emotional patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers, physical and emotional - that make us human.

©1992 Geneen Roth (P)2008 Highbridge Audio

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IT HELPED

MANY REPORTED HER VOICE AS BEING AGGRAVIATING I FOUND IT CALMING AND THE MORE I LISTEN TO HER I FELT THE NEED TO TREAT MYSELF BETTER. MY EATING HABITS ALMOST CHANGED ON THEIR OWN AS I FELT BETTER ABOUT ME. I LOST 5 LBS ALMOST EFFORTLESSLY BUT I HAVE KEPT IT OFF THE SAME WAY.

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Timeless

I am so glad that I finally read this book. Three times in one day. it's so worth it. If you binge and you have issues in your life that you cover up with food read this book it can help.

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Great book focusing on emotions

More on emotions than food and diets, just what I needed to hear. Emotional eating (for me) is never about the food. This short and sweet book helped me get centered, almost like a meditation. I’ll listen to it again, many times I’m sure.

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Great read...

When food is love the love is outside of us and we have no role or input or expectation of how it works, impacts us or how to respond. we are and can be in control in a healing caring way with both food and with love.

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Powerful information!

This book was recommended to be by a friend, and I am so glad I listened. The author points out feelings and ways of thinking which influence my very being. I will listen to this again and take notes next time.
If you struggle with weight, have a listen!

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Love the angle

This was such a refreshing angle on binge eating people need to realize it not because we are fat and lazy...we have issues and they can't be ignored they need to be dealt with

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Truly priceless insight, better with every page.

Possibly the best book I've ever seen on this topic. Written with piercing honesty, it is instructive, healing, and truly valuable. Fifteen years of therapy presented in its essence through one book.

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If you could sum up When Food Is Love in three words, what would they be?

Enlightening, encouraging, motivating

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Wow! Someone who knows what I'm talking about!

Have you listened to any of Geneen Roth’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First one

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Recommended to those struggling with weight loss

Although the authour, Geneen Roth, has a rather annoying voice (somewhat whining and babyish), the message in her books is excellent. As someone who has struggled with weight issues for a very long time, her take on it is very different from most, but made complete sense to me. I would recommend listening to this and her other books. You get used to her voice after a while and what remains is a way to explore the deeper issues associated with food.

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Powerful

Some parts are in her other books. Still new stuff made it powerful. Not sorry I bought it.

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  • Mai Dre
  • 10-24-17

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Brilliant book. Awakening , liberating, empowering. I fully recommend it to everyone struggling with weight issues.

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  • Buyer Frequente
  • 04-16-17

A professional voice actor should have been used

It was very hard for me to listen to this and gain any knowledge. The author herself narrates this and her voice is slow and drawn out. I was frequently annoyed by her tone and rhythm and it completely pulled me away from the actual message of this audio book. I've read other books of hers and had no problems following them. there's a lot of good stuff here if you can get past the voice.

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  • 06-05-16

Powerful

Not the kind of audio book that you listen to just once. This book is full of profound insights and wisdom. Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend.

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  • elyse
  • 02-02-15

Love it!

I have been trying to better understand why my obsession with food and my weight disappeared when I worked through deep issues that appeared on the surface, not related to food!
This has helped me understand it much better.
It's also helped me become aware of the reasons I attract certain relationships and how I can work through past hurts to enjoy intimacy.
Thank you geneen!!!