Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

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Penguin, May 6, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God

There is an end to the anguish of emotional eating—and this book explains how to achieve it. Geneen Roth, whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When Food Is Love have brought understanding and acceptance to tens of thousands of readers over the last two decades, here outlines her proven program for resolving the conflicts at the root of overeating. Using simple techniques developed in her highly successful seminars, she offers reassuring, practical advice on:

·         Learning to recognize the signals of physical hunger
·         Eating without distraction
·         Knowing when to stop
·         Kicking the scale-watching habit
·         Withstanding social and family pressures

And many more strategies to help you break the binge-diet cycle—forever.

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I give Geneen Roth an A+ on hitting the nail on the head when it comes to this issue. Shes walked the walk and i respect her talking the talk. She completely gets it I would definately recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest issue with clears up a lot of angst. Read full review

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User Review  - kf4vkp - LibraryThing

While helpful and insightful on how and why I do some of the things I do, I'm not sure it's going to help me to stop. Though they do say recognizing behaviors and the reasons behind them is half of ... Read full review


Eat in Full View of Your Friends Partner Parents Children Colleagues
Eat When You Are Sitting Down
Eat Without DistractionsRadio TV Newspapers Books or Loud Music
When You Eat Do So in as Lovely and as Nourishing an Environment as You Possibly Can Create
When You Eat Avoid Emotional Conversations
On Being the Parent
Returning Home
The Importance of Solitude
What to Do About Wanting Besides Having
Turning the Kaleidoscope
Practicing in Large Spaces
Touching Bottom
Making Friends with Our Bodies
Making Friends with Ourselves
On Powerful Women
What Shape Is Your Pain?

Restaurant Eating
Dinner Parties Etc
The FiveDaysaWeekorElse Syndrome
The IRefusetoBeaJaneFondaCloneSoImNotEvenMovingMyLeftFinger Syndrome
Some Suggestions for the Saras of the World
Appreciating Your Body
Learning to Say No
Being Sexual with a Partner

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About the author (2003)

Geneen Roth is a writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in the field of eating disorders. She is the founder of the Breaking Free workshops, which she has conducted nationwide since 1979. She is also the author of Feeding the Hungry Heart, Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, and When Food is Love. A frequent guest on television and radio programs, she has written for and been featured in Tie, Ms., New Woman, Family Circle, and Cosmopolitan. Her poetry and short stories have been published in numerous anthologies. Born in New York City, she now lives in northern California.

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