Since adolescence, Geneen Roth has gained and lost more than a thousand pounds. She has been dangerously overweight and dangerously underweight. Then one day on the verge of suicide, she did something radical: She stopped trying to fix, ended the war and began trusting her body and questioning her beliefs. In Women, Food and God she shares her journey and explores how your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, meaning, even God. She shows how by getting to the heart of your spiritual health you can then begin to sort out your physical health and weight.
Embraced by Oprah, the #1 New York Times bestselling guide that explains the connection between eating and emotion from Geneen Roth—noted authority on mindful eating.
No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.
After three decades of studying, teaching, and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful 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.
A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.
Geneen Roth is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It, a memoir. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years. Roth is a contributor to many publications, from Huffington Post and Good Housekeeping to O, The Oprah Magazine, and has appeared on numerous national shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, The View, and NPRs Talk of the Nation. She lives in northern California with her husband. For more information about her work, please visit GeneenRoth.com.